Single Proposition: Rename The Barnum

Rename Ten With A Twoto Beer GogglesRename The Barnum Rename The Boo Radley
Single Proposition
Single Proposition: Rename The Barnum
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At issue:
+2 (yeas:15 nays:13)
Rename the trope The Barnum. Up for yes, down for no.

Pros

  • 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.

Facts

  • 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

Cons
  • While there's slight evidence of misuse, is it enough to justify renaming the trope a second time?
Total number: 1. Number shown: 1.

Total number of votes: 28

Rename Ten With A Twoto Beer GogglesRename The Barnum Rename The Boo Radley
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