Single Proposition: Rename The Barnum
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+2 (yeas:15 nays:13)
Rename the trope The Barnum
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- The disadvantages of Character Named Tropes
- Barnum is known also as a showman and a circus owner.
- Barnum is not known outside of the US.
- P.T. Barnum was an American circus entrepreneur of the 1800s cretited (perhaps wrongly) with the quote "There's a sucker born every minute" and is an example of the trope. (The Barnum & Baily Circus is still named after him).
- This trope used to be named The Humphrey: at the time The Barnum beat out Shameless Shyster in the name crowner.
- A check of 10 wicks returned 6 correct, 2 X, Just...X and 2 wrong
- While there's slight evidence of misuse, is it enough to justify renaming the trope a second time?
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Total number of votes: 28