Sent over from Trope Repair Shop Conversations. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to copy the entire page, which currently exists at The European Carry-All
, so for now I'll just summarize and it can be copied over later if needed.
It's believed that the trope is not thriving - not enough in-bounds and not enough examples.
- Rename the trope; it's felt that the current name would be recognizable only to Seinfeld
fans (though the basic phrasing does crop up in a number of other works) Perhaps Less Embarrassing Name
? (Someone in the repair shop discussion suggested Manly Purse Effect
- Find and add more examples, both on the page and entry pimp them on the relevant works
- Scrap the trope entirely and move all examples to Insistent Terminology
, as this is really just a form of that anyway