Alternative Titles: Rid Me Of This Priesttake 2

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Alternative Titles
Alternative Titles: Rid Me Of This Priesttake 2
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At issue:
The Definition that the name needs to fit is as follows:

A person says something he does not mean literally; he does not mean for it to happen. Someone else hears the statement and interprets it as an order or request. The person who heard it acts on it, believing it to be the genuine desire of the speaker. This results in something the person who made the statement did not want or expect. Upon learning that the non-order was carried out, the person thought to have issued it is displeased.

  • The speaker does not
    • have to be alone when he makes the statement,
    • have to believe that no one heard him say it.
  • His awareness of or lack of awareness of the person who heard him is irrelevant.
  • The result does not have to be death or even serious harm.
  • The relationship between the person speaking and the person acting is irrelevant.
  • The statement does not have to be phrased as a rhetorical question.
  • The statement does not have to be made in anger or frustration.
This issue has been resolved and voting is closed.
+45 (yeas:47 nays:2)
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The Definition that the name needs to fit is as follows:

A person says something he does not mean literally; he does not mean for it to happen. Someone else hears the statement and interprets it as an order or request. The person who heard it acts on it, believing it to be the genuine desire of the speaker. This results in something the person who made the statement did not want or expect. Upon learning that the non-order was carried out, the person thought to have issued it is displeased.

  • The speaker does not
    • have to be alone when he makes the statement,
    • have to believe that no one heard him say it.
  • His awareness of or lack of awareness of the person who heard him is irrelevant.
  • The result does not have to be death or even serious harm.
  • The relationship between the person speaking and the person acting is irrelevant.
  • The statement does not have to be phrased as a rhetorical question.
  • The statement does not have to be made in anger or frustration.
+14 (yeas:25 nays:11)
-2 (yeas:29 nays:31)
Will No One Rid Me Of This Priest?

Pros:
  • The assassination of Thomas Becket is a good example of the trope.
  • Relatively concise and witty.
  • Has been snowcloned and used in different environments, making knowledge of the historical reference less required than what the con implies.

Cons:
  • Not really too different from the current title, as it still uses the example as a title rather than describing what the trope is about in the title.

Other technical details:

  • ptitle
  • easy to pothole
  • Arguably does not clarify the current title sufficiently as to explaining the meaning of the trope, unless the reader is clued in to the historical reference (the Popcultural Osmosis factor of which is hotly debated).
0 (yeas:28 nays:28)
When I Said Get Rid Of Him

Pros:

Cons:
  • A bit too narrow.
  • The bit that would illustrate the trope is implied, so this title isn't very clear.

Other technical details:
-2 (yeas:19 nays:21)
Rhetorical Order Blunder

Pros

Cons
  • Does not need to be an order or even sound like one.
-3 (yeas:18 nays:21)
-2 (yeas:14 nays:16)
-3 (yeas:2 nays:5)
-5 (yeas:9 nays:14)
Switch with the redirect, That Wasnt An Order.

Pros:
  • Covers all cases of the trope.
  • Reasonably clear.
  • Already a redirect.

Cons:
  • Phrase tends to be followed by "That was a request."
-7 (yeas:9 nays:16)
Will No One Rid Me Of This

Pros:

-6 (yeas:13 nays:19)
Idiomatic Statement Taken As Desire With Unwanted Results

Pros:

Cons:

  • Rather long name
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-10 (yeas:6 nays:16)
-11 (yeas:3 nays:14)
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Total number: 17. Number shown: 17.

Total number of votes: 500

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