Created By: Stindris on July 2, 2011

Attack! of the Mid-Title Punctuation

Any work with end-punctuation in somewhere in the middle of the title.

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Do we have this? Feel free to add on whatever.

This is pretty simple. This trope is invoced whenever a title has end punctuation in the middle of the phrase. I've seen it here and there, but I don't think we have it. Examples include:

-Panic! at the Disco -(add here please)
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  • July 2, 2011
    ElleWednesday
    Covered by Lucky Charms Title, maybe?
  • July 2, 2011
    Stindris
    Perhaps, but I think it's specific enought to be a wholly different idea.
  • July 3, 2011
    IronLion
    Does it have to be the name of a work? If not, the band Godspeed You! Black Emperor qualifies.
  • July 3, 2011
    captainbrass2
    There's a fictional example in Roddy Doyle's novel The Commitments and its film adaptation, where two of the three founding members of the titular group begin as members of a terrible synth band called "And And (!) And".
  • July 3, 2011
    JonnyB
    I'm not convinced there are enough examples for this to warrant it's own trope... but I'll add one anyway.

    Music
    • Stop! In The Name Of Love, by Diana Ross & The Supremes.
  • July 3, 2011
    randomsurfer
  • July 3, 2011
    Trotzky
    Xena: Warrior Princess
  • July 3, 2011
    ArtisticPlatypus
    Perfect title.

    Lucky Charms Title is a completely different trope; It's about replacing letters with similar-looking pictures or symbols.

    Also, a webcomic example:
  • July 3, 2011
    randomsurfer
    ^^I don't think Colon Cancer examples fit.
  • July 3, 2011
    Psychobabble6
    ^^ Hm, that reminds me:

    Music
    • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • July 3, 2011
    MrInitialMan
    Literature

    • On writing well, William Zinnser implores readers to please--please!--eschew using "smiled" as a synonym for "said".
  • July 4, 2011
    PaulA
    ^ But the title itself does not have mid-title punctuation?
  • July 4, 2011
    Ninjat126
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
  • July 4, 2011
    MetaFour
    Music
    • Calexico has "Attack! El Robot, Attack!"
    • Sufjan Stevens has "All Good Naysayers Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace", and "Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!
  • July 4, 2011
    randomsurfer
  • July 4, 2011
    PaulA
    I don't know if it's worth exampling cases where there's an exclamation mark at the end as well; that's just a title composed of two (or more) exclaimed phrases. What's interesting is when there's an exclamation mark in the middle and not one at the end.
  • July 5, 2011
    randomsurfer
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