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Inattentive Item Swap
Due to inattention, a character (for instance) eats their clothes and wears their food.

(permanent link) added: 2013-02-06 10:52:00 sponsor: Karalora (last reply: 2013-11-05 05:23:02)

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Do We Have This? This is a fairly common Comedy Trope wherein a character, due to distraction, exhaustion, or some other factor, loses track of what they're doing and switches the position/function of two items. Seen It a Million Times.


  • The example that prompted me to make it comes from Disney's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, wherein Ichabod Crane is so taken with Katrina Van Tassel's beauty that he puts a roast chicken on his head and takes a big bite out of his hat.

  • Q: How can you tell when your girlfriend is having a bad day? A: There's a tampon behind her ear and she can't find her pencil.

Newspaper Comics:
  • In FoxTrot, an undercaffeinated and therefore half-asleep Roger Fox once put soap flakes in the coffeemaker and coffee grounds in the dishwasher or something to that effect.

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