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28th Nov '13 9:35:17 PM Kernigh
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** Alice, who's illiterate, tries to read ''Reading for Dummies''.
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** Alice, who's illiterate, [[NeverLearnedToRead illiterate]], tries to read ''Reading for Dummies''.
4th Aug '13 11:30:27 AM DriftingSkies
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Wrong "to".
* '''Inverted''': Alice has lots of how too books, but none of them are called anything ''for Dummies''.
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* '''Inverted''': Alice has lots of how too to books, but none of them are called anything ''for Dummies''.
25th Jun '13 7:29:56 PM Kernigh
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* '''Conversed''': "This show is so inaccurate! Of course there's no book called ''Robbing Museums for Dummies''.
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* '''Conversed''': "This show is so inaccurate! Of course there's no book called ''Robbing Museums for Dummies''."
3rd Jun '13 4:55:41 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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** Alice, who's illiterate, tries to read ''Reading for Dummies''.
9th Feb '13 6:37:57 PM Hominid
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* '''Inverted''': ???
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* '''Inverted''': ???Alice has lots of how too books, but none of them are called anything ''for Dummies''.

* '''Double Subverted''': ???
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* '''Double Subverted''': ???Subverted''': ...but the mayor, trying to escape from Alice, hides in a museum exhibit.

* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Alice uses ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'' to rob a museum, but then decides not to use ''Slaying Dragons for Dummies'' when trying to slay a dragon. She then decides to order a copy, but it never comes. Finally, she finds a copy of ''Slaying Dragons for Dummies'' on an old shelf, but doesn't use it--she just keeps it in her backpack. When she is about to slay the dragon, she pulls out the book, but it is eaten by the dragon.

* '''Enforced''': ???
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* '''Enforced''': ???ProductPlacement by ''For Dummies''.

* '''Invoked''': ???
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* '''Invoked''': ???Bob gives Alice a copy of ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'' so that she can use it to rob the museum.

* '''Defied''': ??? * '''Discussed''': ??? * '''Conversed''': ???
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* '''Defied''': ??? Alice buys a how-to guide that does not end in ''For Dummies''. * '''Discussed''': ??? "If you want to rob a museum, maybe you should read ''Robbing Museums for Dummies''." * '''Conversed''': ???"This show is so inaccurate! Of course there's no book called ''Robbing Museums for Dummies''. * '''Deconstructed''': Alice reads ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'' but comes out with only a preliminary understanding of the topic, and is immediately arrested when she tries to rob the museum. * '''Reconstructed''': The world's museums are now safer with Alice locked up.

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4th Feb '13 12:46:43 PM VPhantom
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** Or ''The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stealing the Hope Diamond'', an oddly specific book about how to remove one object from the Smithsonian's National Museum of National History.
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** Or ''The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stealing the Hope Diamond'', an oddly specific book about how to remove one object from the Smithsonian's National Museum of National History.

* '''Parodied''': Alice does ThrowTheBookAtThem. The book happens to be ''Knocking People Unconscious for Dummies'', but Alice never reads the book.
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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''': ** Alice does ThrowTheBookAtThem. The book happens to be ''Knocking People Unconscious for Dummies'', but Alice never reads the book.book. ** Alice breaks into the Smithsonian but finds that the Hope Diamond is already missing, because someone else has already read the ''The Complete Idiot[='=]s Guide to Stealing the Hope Diamond''.

* '''Deconstructed''': Alice breaks into the Smithsonian but finds that the Hope Diamond is already missing, because someone else has already read the book.


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17th Nov '12 9:44:01 AM Kernigh
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Parodied: Link to Throw The Book At Them. Defied: Remove the example, because the book still existed, so the trope wasn't defied in that example.
* '''Parodied''': Alice whacks someone with a book, giving the TapOnTheHead. The book happens to be ''Knocking People Unconscious for Dummies'', but Alice never reads the book.
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* '''Parodied''': Alice whacks someone with a book, giving the TapOnTheHead.does ThrowTheBookAtThem. The book happens to be ''Knocking People Unconscious for Dummies'', but Alice never reads the book.

** Alice learns another way, not from a book. Perhaps she has TheGift, or gets ImprovisedTraining.
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** Alice learns another way, how to rob a museum, but not from by reading a book. Perhaps she has TheGift, or gets ImprovisedTraining.

* '''Defied''': Alice can't touch ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'' at the library or bookstore, because bystanders would suspect that Alice is planning a crime.
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* '''Defied''': Alice can't touch ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'' at the library or bookstore, because bystanders would suspect that Alice is planning a crime.???
1st Nov '12 6:31:17 PM Kernigh
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* '''Parodied''': Alice whacks a museum guard with a book. The book happens to be ''Knocking People Unconscious for Dummies'', but Alice never reads the book.
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* '''Parodied''': Alice whacks a museum guard someone with a book.book, giving the TapOnTheHead. The book happens to be ''Knocking People Unconscious for Dummies'', but Alice never reads the book.
28th Oct '12 5:46:51 PM Kernigh
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Exploit the trope.
* '''Exploited''': ???
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* '''Exploited''': ???The museum guards have studied ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'' and will catch anyone who attempts the methods from the book.
28th Oct '12 5:45:30 PM Kernigh
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Delete one of two similar aversions.
** Alice finds ''Robbing Museums for Dummies'', but chooses not to read it.
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