->'''Principal Skinner:''' Now I finally have time to do what I've always wanted: write the great American novel. Mine is about a futuristic amusement park where dinosaurs are brought to life through advanced cloning techniques! I call it, "Billy and the Cloneasaurus!"\\
'''Apu:''' Oh, you have got to be kidding sir! First you think of an idea that has already been done, then you give it a title that nobody could possibly like!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

Sometimes titles just don't work. They're too short, too long, too vague, or just plain wrong. So we are glad those aren't the titles for certain tropes.

But {{what|If}}...

[[ScareChord Dun dun dadaldadalduun!]]

...[[WhatIf if]] they were?

This is where we think of the worst possible titles for existing tropes.

Compare LaconicWiki, Administrivia/RenamedTropes, IThoughtItMeant (lousy definitions for trope titles).
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!!Examples are alphabetized by trope name:

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[[folder: To begin... ]]

* This trope is called JustForFun/LousyAlternateTitles because '''Goofing Around By Spelling Out The Meanings Of The Tropes With Profanity And BoldInflation''' is too long.
** And it's still shorter than '''What If Encyclopedia Dramatica Wrote Our Trope Titles?'''.
** Also, '''Really, Really Lousy Alternate Titles That Are Way Too Long And Usually Complain About Tropes, Tropers, And Pretty Much Everything''' is too hypocritical, and '''Self Demonstrating Trope Titles''' doesn't actually apply to all of them.

%% Reminder to Tropers: When you change the main trope name for an entry (say, due to a trope rename), please remember to move the newly-renamed entry to its proper alphabetical position in the list.
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[[folder: A ]]

* Calling it AllPlanetsAreEarthlike explains the idea better than '''Like Humanity Unless Noted''', and not everyone's familiar with certain TropesOfLegend.
* It's called AmericaSavesTheDay instead of '''[[TeamAmerica America! Fuck Yeah!]]''' because we try to avoid swearing in titles unless it's absolutely necessary.
* We orignially had '''TJWNDHZKFVLPIQTLY'''. However, none of us could pronouce it, so we had to change it to {{Angrish}}.
* It's called ArsonMurderAndJaywalking because '''Furries Loli-Porn And Dubs''' is too much of a gratuitous TakeThat to the anime {{fandom}}. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And furries]], of course.
* ArtifactTitle is much snappier than '''The Title Used To Make Sense, And Then The Series Changed In A Way That Doesn't Fit With The Title, But We're Sticking With That Name Anyway For The Sake Of Familiarity'''.
* ArtisticLicense is really a much nicer way of saying '''YOU FAIL A SUBJECT FOREVER!!!'''.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology was chosen because '''Somewhere A Paleontologist Is Standing On A Chair, Giving The Middle Finger, And Screaming "FUCK YOU!"''' was deemed a little ''too'' [[TestosteronePoisoning manly]].
* It's called AscendedGlitch because '''We Didn't Mean To Do This, But The Fans Liked It So We Kept It In''' is a little too honest.
* It's called AssKicksYou because '''Butt Butt''' would have been too much of a pun, even for this site.
* It's called AssPull because it describes more payloads than '''Deus Excreta''', which in turn would be confused with "Deus ex Creta", which literally translates to "god from Crete".
* It's called AtomicFBomb and not '''Big Fuck''' because, again, we try to avoid swearing in titles, and because that sounds like an orgy, like [[BigBad the person who's behind all the sex in the work]], or [[BigBeautifulWoman sex with or between large characters]].
* AuthorFilibuster sounded a little better than '''For Some Reason, The Writer Thinks You Give Two Shits What His Opinion On Anything Is'''.

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[[folder: B ]]

* We called it BackFromTheDead instead of '''Dead But Not Out''' because... no-one thought of that.
* BestKnownForTheFanservice is more subtle than saying '''Screw The Plot, There's A Hot Topless Chick!'''
* SugarWiki/BetterThanItSounds is called that because '''Making Good Fiction Seem Like Crap And Making You Guess Which Fiction It Is''' is a lot to type.
** And also because '''Adventure Ho''' is too specific to one show.
* They call it BigNo because nobody can remember just how many letters are in '''NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!''' Ditto with the other Big tropes:
** BigYes ('''YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!'''),
** BigNever ('''NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!'''),
** BigWhat ('''WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT!!!'''),
** BigOMG ('''OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!'''), and
** BigShutUp ('''Shut UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUPPPPPPPPP!!!''').
** BigWordShout ('''[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Khaaaaaaaaaaaan!!!]]''')
** {{Kiai}} ('''Wryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!''')
* BizarreInstrument has a better ring than '''You'd Have To Be High To Think That Could Actually Make Music'''.
* It's called BlackSheepHit because it's shorter than '''If We'd Known This Was Going To Be The Only Song You Remember Us For, We Never Would Have Done It'''.

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[[folder: C ]]

* CapcomSequelStagnation is better than '''Super Ultra [[VideoGame/MarvelvsCapcom3 Ultimate]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Hyper]] [Insert Game Title Here] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterII Turbo HD Remix]] [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Arcade Edition]]''' because it's less confusing to remember.
* It's called ChekhovsGun because '''Look At Me I'm A Plot Device!''' is just a tad snarky.
** And calling it '''[[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/The_Naked_Time_(episode) Sulu's Sword]]''' would be confusing.
* It's called the ChewbaccaDefense because '''Total Bullshit Argument''' would just be rude. Plus, it would most likely turn into a PotholeMagnet for complaining.
* ClusterFBomb is generally easier to remember than '''Fucking Fuckheaded Show That Fucking Likes To Fucking Use The Fucking Word "Fuck" All The Fucking Time''', and you couldn't use it in polite company. Also, it's {{pun}}nier.
* Administrivia/ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontLike is a long title, but '''Presenting Subjective Opinions Of Things You Dont Like As Objective Fact In A Way That Will Just Start An Argument''' is even longer.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive is a better title than '''The Modern HRV Media Group''' due to unnecessary TakeThat in the latter.
* We call it CrackIsCheaper because '''Hasbro Owns Your Soul''' hit a bit too close to home for some people.
* It's CrackPairing because '''Shipping Of Two Or More People That Rarely If Ever Interact With Each Other Or [[FoeYay People That Hate Each Other And Would Never Think Of Loving Each Other In A Million Years]]...Or Just MindScrew Pairings''' is way too long.
** And because '''No, Just... No. What The Hell Is Wrong With You?!''' was a little too mean-spirited.
* CriticalBacklash is so called because '''[[AdvanceWars Flak Lash]]''' was ''way'' [[IncrediblyLamePun too lame of a pun]].
* CutASliceTakeTheRest is a lot shorter than '''Cutting Out A Small Piece Of Something Implying That You Are Going To Take The Small Piece But Actually Taking The Whole Rest'''.
** And it's nicer than '''Hey, If You Cut A Small Slice, Take The ''Small'' Slice, You Dick'''.

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[[folder: D ]]

* DamselScrappy is the name, since '''Useless Chick Who Does Nothing But Get Kidnapped And Scream''' proved to be a tad long-winded, and it's more polite than '''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic Dumbass In Distress]]'''.
* It's called DanBrowned because '''If You're Going To Make Such A Big Sodding Deal About It Being Accurate Then Make Sure It's Actually Accurate, Stupid''' wasn't subtle enough. The new title makes the point nicely.
* DarkWorld is a better title than '''The Veil''' since not everyone has played ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D'' and it's far from being a good example.
* It's called DarthWiki because on the one hand, someone would have objected to '''This Is Where We Put Our Answer to /b/tards''', and on the other hand, '''B''' is too short.
* It's called ADateWithRosiePalms because it turns out '''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam This Hand Of Mine Glows With An Awesome Power]]''' isn't actually an example.
* It's called {{Demonization}} because '''Lying About Shows You Don't Like''' is only part of it.
* DirectionallySolidPlatforms is definitely a better title than '''The Contra Effect''' since ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' is known for other things too.
* DiscreditedTrope is nicer than '''Stop Using This Bullshit Trope, You Dumbfucks!'''
* '''Remember That Scene In That Disney Movie Where The Chick Sings And Animals Come Out To Join Her? Well Look We're Parodying That! Aren't We Clever?''' is a little too cheeky for its own good. DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce works a lot better.
* We went with DisSimile because it's shorter, catchier, and more punny than '''"[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} And By 'Metaphorically', I Mean 'Get Your Coat.']]"'''
* It's called TheDogWasTheMastermind because '''The Dog That You Saw On The Way To The Crime Scene And Was The Least Likely Being To Do It Got You Into This Mess''' can cause breathlessness by itself.

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[[folder: E ]]

* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse is more or less self-explanatory, '''Most Writers Are Terrans''', however, isn't.
* EatTheDog was less punny than '''[[Manga/ExcelSaga Menchi]] Solution'''. And TenchiSolution has since been split, thus ruining the pun anyways.
* EndingFatigue is called that because '''The Point Where It Becomes Obvious That Someone Was Paying The Writers By The Word''' may not always be accurate.
** It also sounded better than '''You've Already Killed The Bad Guy, Just End The Fucking Thing Already!'''.
* EntryPimp sounds cheerful while '''Tropers Trying To Shove What They Like And/Or Make Down Our Throats No Matter What''' is a bit mean.
* We settled on {{Even the Girls Want Her}} because '''Women love [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit Jessica Rabbit]]''', [[GirlonGirlIsHot while a wonderful thought]], made people, shall we say, over excited by the prospect.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is preferable to '''The Name Says It All, Really.'''
** It's also a good choice because '''SelfExplanatory''' isn't.
* ExtremeOmnivore is less obscure than '''[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Zoidberg]] Fuel'''.

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[[folder: F ]]

* FanHater is a fairly precise, short and to the point name. It serves the purpose much better than '''I Can't Believe Anyone Actually Likes This Heap Of Shit. It's The Worst Thing In The World, And If You Like It, You're An Absolute Tool Who Has No Taste And You're Not Worth Any Time, Effort, Love, Pity Or Emotion, So Why Don't You Just Go Away And Die?'''
* We call it FetishFuel because we couldn't exactly call it '''Stuff That Is Not Porn But We Still Get Off On'''.
* FingerGun could've been called '''Finger Bang''', until it became a repetitious chorus in a WesternAnimation/SouthPark song.
* It's called FlyingBrick because '''[[Music/DaftPunk Harder Better Faster Stronger]]''' doesn't mention the flying part.
** '''Harder Better Faster Stronger Flyer''' is a better alternate title, but a bit long.
* It's called FranchiseZombie because '''[[FanHater I Hate All Of You For Liking This]] But I Have To Make More Of It!''' sounds downright insulting.
** And '''Oh God, I'm So Tired Of Working On This Show, I Really Want To Move On To Something Else, But I've Still Got Two Years On My Contract, And I Can't Afford To Break It.''' is simply too long.
* FunbagAirbag makes a SublimeRhyme, unlike '''Clash On The Big Breasts''', which would make anyone familiar with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' groan.

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[[folder: G ]]

* GermanicDepressives is nice and punny. '''Sour Krauts''' is equally punny, but pretty offensive. And we really don't want to offend those guys. On account of them being so grim.
* We call it "Get Known" because '''This Is A Hell Of A Lot Simpler Than Registering''' just doesn't have that nice ring to it.
* We choose GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere because '''What The Heck Is That Boss Doing Here!?''' would be too hard to use as a noun.
* It's GiverOfLameNames because '''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Leonard Of Quirm]] Naming''' is too obscure for some.
** And while {{Self Demonstrati|ngTitle}}on is always fun, '''That Guy Who Always Names Things With Stupidly Long And Overly Detailed Descriptions Of Their Function''' is just a bit unwieldy.
* GoodWingsEvilWings is better than '''Good Wings Bad Wings''' since the latter would be confused about wings on mythological creatures being impractical.
* GretzkyHasTheBall is less confrontational than '''If You're Going To Write About Sports, Do The Fucking Research Or All The Nitpicky Sports Fans Will Complain About All This Stuff You Got Wrong'''.

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[[folder: H ]]

* HannibalLecture gets its name from its TropeNamer. This is fortuitous, because calling it '''Psycho Analyzes You''' would have required ''several'' apologies to Yakov Smirnoff.
* HeavyMithril is a nice pun, and a lot nicer and shorter than '''Playing Hard Rock Is The Only Way To Tell People You Like DungeonsAndDragons, And [[NerdsAreVirgins Still Get Laid]] Afterwards'''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard could probably be called '''Wile E. Coyote Syndrome''', but let's face it, as cool as it would be to name something after a ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character, naming it after something that Creator/WilliamShakespeare wrote is cooler.
* HollywoodTactics isn't named '''Just [A] Bunch Of Droids''' because not everyone knows what [[http://www.google.com/search?q=JBOD JBOD]] is and can get the DoubleEntendre. And besides while ''Franchise/StarWars is'' major offender, it's not just about how the droids fight.
* HollywoodTourettes was used instead of '''Tourettes Motherfucking Cunt Bullshit On My Asshole Syndrome''', '''Tourette's Shitcock Syndrome''' or '''Tourettes Isn't Just About Swearing, You Idiots'''.
* It's called HypeAversion because '''You Should Avoid This Like A Plague Or Else You'll Turn Into A Mindless, Drooling [[FanDumb Dipshit]] Like The Masses Who Watch This Shallow, Piece-Of-Shit Show For A Fad With Its Over-Inflated Hype Clogging Up The Networks Like The Hardened Fat In The Arteries Of The Pathetic, Lifeless Losers Who Watch It''', aside from just being plain ''cruel'', would make you run out of breath saying it.

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[[folder: I ]]

* It's called IAmNotShazam because that's a somewhat less confrontational title than '''That's The Name Of The Work, Not The Name Of The Character, You Stupid Idiot'''.
* IdiotBall has a ring to it. '''Characters Acting Like Idiots Because The Writers Could Not Think Of A Plausible Reason To Have The Plot Happen Otherwise''' doesn't.
** Same thing with IdiotPlot. Neither can we call it '''BeavisAndButthead Plot''' because it would come off as a TakeThat.
* It's called InnocentFanserviceGirl because '''Vague Excuse To Have a Naked Girl Stay Naked''' was too long.
* We call it InternetBackdraft because '''Flame Barbeque''' is a bit too ambiguous.
** And accurate as '''Things Which Don't Ultimately Matter Or Warrant Anger But Which Nerds Get Way Too Hostile About Anyway''' is, it is potentially offensive or alienating to TVTropes' readership, an audience consisting largely of said nerds.
* It's called IncestSubtext because '''Bro Yay''' [[ThatCameOutWrong came out wrong]].
* IllBeInMyBunk is short and subtle. '''That Was So Hot That I'm Going Somewhere Private To Jerk Off''' is more clear, but way too long, and a bit NotSafeForWork.
* IntentionalEngrishForFunny is shorter than '''It Funny To On Purpose Make English As Though Translated In Badly Way From Other Language'''.

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[[folder: J ]]

* JumpingTheShark is called that because '''Oh Shit, The DarthWiki/RuinedFOREVER Crowd Was Right''' is too long.

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[[folder: K ]]

* KarmaHoudini is the simpler name. It was originally '''Fuckers Who Get All The Chicks After [[MoralEventHorizon Doing Horrible, Horrible Things]]'''.
* KillAllHumans is definitely much better title than '''[[Series/DoctorWho Dalek Gambit]]''' for obvious reasons.

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[[folder: L ]]

* It's called LaconicWiki because '''Describe This Trope In As Few Words As You Can Without Making It Sound Either Really Stupid Or Just Like Some Other Trope. Oh, You Should Try To Make It Only One Sentence, Too. Thanks.''' would have been a long title and therefore counterproductive.
** And a ''terrible'' name for a namespace.
* It's called LeastRhymableWord and not '''Locksmith''' because not everyone [[SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet would get the reference.]]
** We don't call it '''[[WebVideo/SuburbanKnights By the Way, Do You Know a Good Word That Rhymes With "Castrati?"]]''' for the same reason. Also, because it's not a straight example of the trope.
* It's called LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition because '''{{L|ostForever}}imited [[NewAndImproved Deluxe]] [[PaletteSwap Gre]][[GreenAesop en]] [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Super Special Awesome]] [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ultra]] [[{{Padding}} Extended]] [[ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption Combat]] [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Commando]] Franchise/{{Alien}} NinjaPirateZombieRobot VinDiesel [[{{Dragonball}} Widescreen]] [[GottaCatchEmAll Collector's]] {{Unrated|Edition}} [[WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut Uncut]] [[CommandAndConquer Kane]] [[{{Hellsing}} Ultimate]] [[PaniPoniDash Game of The Year]] [[CosmeticAward Editor's Choice Edition:]] [[AuthorAppeal Director's]] [[ReCut Extended Cut:]] [[ColonCancer The Lost Scenes:]] [[NeverwinterNights Gold Platinum Diamond Chaotic Lawful Evil Good]] [[BaldursGate Saga]] [[{{Starcraft}} Bat]][[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} tle]] [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Che]][[VideoGame/{{Diablo}} st]] [[XtremeKoolLetterz Megapak]] [[{{Spore}} Galactic Edition]] [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life2}} Ora]][[VideoGame/{{Portal}} nge]] [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Box]] [[{{God}} Omega]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Limited]] [[XMeetsY With]] MoreDakka: [[Film/BladeRunner Final Cut]] [[StreetFighter Champion Edition]] [[TheKingOfFighters Ultimate Match]] [[GuiltyGear Reload Accent Core]] [[SideEffectsInclude Heartburn]] [[SquareEnix Inter]][[Franchise/FinalFantasy national]] [[KingdomHearts Final Mix]] [[PrecisionFStrike Fucking]] [[{{Halo}} Legendary]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Spoony]] [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Bard]] [[OverlyLongGag Edition X]]''' is way too long and would be very difficult to remember.
* LiveButDelayed is not named '''Live But Retarded''' as less commonly used meanings for "retarded" aren't as well known.
* It's named LullDestruction because '''Holy Shit, It's Way Too Quiet And The Audience Might Lose Interest, So Quick, Add Some Talking''' is a little harsh on the imaginations of dubbers.
* LyricalDissonance sounds quite a bit better than '''Yeah, I Know The Song Sounds Really Happy, But It's Got Some Really Disturbing Lyrics Which Will Most Likely [[MindScrew Screw With Your Head]].'''
** And using that title would mean we'd need a redirect to it from '''Yeah, I Know The Song Sounds Like A Dirge, But If You Listen To The Lyrics, You'll Realize That It's About Something Quite Nice''' because the trope works both ways.

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[[folder: M ]]

* MagicalGirl is both more appropriate and less punny than '''Puts The 'Ki' Into Bikini.'''
* MarryThemAll is probably a better name than '''Threesomes Solve ''Everything.'''''
* MayDecemberRomance is a good, short title. Its alternate title, '''Wait, He's ''How Old?'' And She's Only A Fucking ''Teenager?'' That. Is. Just. ''WRONG''!''' isn't, and is judgmental as hell, to boot. (Not to mention we'd need redirects for all the various possible gender permutations.)
* If MemeticBadass was called '''The [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck]]''', then that would be way too vague, not to mention that character named tropes are frowned upon.
* Oh, and for the last time, it's MemeticMutation, ''[[AccidentalMisnaming not]]'' '''[[LOLcats I Can Haz]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Over Nine Thousand]] [[VideoGame/StarFox Barrel Rolls]] [[Film/ThreeHundred In SPARTA]] With An Awesome Face On My [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Dakka Gun]] That My Pretty Cool [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Heavy]] Carries Till [[CueTheFlyingPigs Hell Freezes Over]] And Gets [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Chuck Norris]] To [[VideoGame/StarFox Use The Boost To Get Through]] The Game Which I Lost So [[VideoGame/YouHaveToBurnTheRope I Have To Burn The Rope]] Until {{Stupid Sexy|Flanders}} [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Flanders]] And RickRoll Make [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]] Look Like The Love Child Of [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Flonne]] And JustForFun/CandleJack Who [[VideoGame/ZeroWing Secretly Set Up Us The Bo]]'''
* MindScrew is probably a less vulgar name than '''Oh My Fucking God What The Hell Just Fucking Happened!!??'''
* It's called MisaimedMarketing because '''Complaining About Toys You Don't Like''' really only accounts for a third of the page.
* {{Mondegreen}} was chosen over '''Do You Need A Fucking Hearing Aid? Those Are The Wrong Lyrics!'''
* It's called MoneyDearBoy because it's more to the point than '''How On Earth Did They Get That Actor To Agree To Be In That Piece Of Shit?'''
* We choose MonsterClown because not everyone is familiar with '''[[FinalFantasyVI The Kefka]]'''.
** And '''This Is What I Saw Clowns As In My Childhood''' would be somewhat offensive to some people.
* {{Mooks}} could have been called '''Those Nameless Guys That Are There For The Heroes To Beat Easily'''.
* It's called MorePopularSpinoff because '''Did You Know That This Show Is Actually A Spinoff?''' is too long a title.
** And nobody thought of just using '''Actually A Spinoff'''.
* MostFanficWritersAreGirls is called that because nobody had the foresight to call it '''Oh, Christ, Why Did We Even Start This Page?''' And naming it '''Complaining About Fandoms You Don't Like because Yucky Girl Cooties has Ruined Them Forever''' would just start the mother of all flame wars. It's also very long.
* MostTropersAreYoungNerds looks better than '''If You Post On TV Tropes, You Are A Complete Loser'''.
* It's called {{Mukokuseki}} because '''The Sort Of Art Style That Makes People from Predominantly White Countries Think All Asian Anime Characters Look White Because They're Used To White Being "Default" and Racial Minorities Being Drawn in a Way that Emphasizes How They Aren't White''' is a paragraph in itself.
** And '''Cauc Asian''' was too punny.

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[[folder: N ]]

* It's called {{Narm}} because '''Totally Fucking Up A Dramatic Moment''' is a bit much to type.
* We called it NewPowersAsThePlotDemands because '''[[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent's]] [[ClarkesThirdLaw Third Law]]''' was a ''bit'' too much of a TakeThat.
** And too punny.
* NightmareFuel has a better ring than '''How Bad Does Horror Have To Be That We Need A Trope Page For When It Actually Works'''.
** It's also better than '''Crowning Moment of [[BringMyBrownPants Pantsoiling]]'''
* NightmareRetardant sounds better than '''You Call This Shit Frightening?'''
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot is not called '''{{Ninja}} {{Pirate}} [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies Zombie]] {{R|idiculouslyHumanRobot}}obot [[WesternCharacters Cowboy]] {{Hobos}} With {{Chain|sawGood}}-{{Katanas|AreJustBetter}} And [[GunsAkimbo Several]] {{Revolvers|AreJustBetter}} And ThePowerOfFriendship [[CoolVersusAwesome Fighting]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampire]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]] With [[BlackMagic Dark Magic]] Riding {{Cyborg}} [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs]] With Head Mounted [[FrickinLaserBeams Lasers]] Voiced By [[ScaryBlackMan Kevin Michael Richardson]] Attacked by {{Snakes On A|Plane}} [[ClusterFBomb Mother]][[PardonMyKlingon frakkin']] [[MilitaryMashupMachine Submarine Jet]] With [[MisplacedWildlife Desert Polar Bears]] Crashing Into An Ancient {{Zeppelin|sFromAnotherWorld}} With Franchise/{{Alien}} [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Anacondas]] [[RecycledINSPACE In SPACE]] [[MemeticBadass With Chuck Norris]] And Creator/SamuelLJackson With {{L|ipstickLesbian}}esbian {{Time Travel}}ling [[{{Fanservice}} Bikini]] {{W|olfMan}}erewolf {{Cat Girl}}s DualWielding [[ProductPlacement Febreze]] [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Part 2:]] [[ItsPersonal This Time, It's Personal]]... [[TheMovie THE MOVIE]]! [[ThreeDMovie In 3D!]] [[ReCut Special edition Director's Cut]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment But this time]] [[RecycledINSPACE in SPACE!]]''' because that would be far too much to type.
* NoEndorHolocaust could be named '''Jossified Killing''', but it wouldn't reflect its usual scale and how glaring it sometimes happen to be.
* We call it NoIndoorVoice instead of '''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic THE TRADITIONAL ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE]]''', because we don't want to scare off [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Fluttershy]] again.
* We called it NWordPrivileges because many of us don't have the privileges to write '''N[[spoiler:igg]]er Is A Four Letter Word''' properly.

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[[folder: O ]]

* OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace isn't a snowclone, unlike '''I Cannot Self-Pollinate'''.
* TheOtherDarrin avoids the argument present in '''Dick York vs. Dick Sargent'''.
** It's also shorter than '''We've Secretly Replaced Your Favorite Actor With Folgers Crystals; Let's See What Happens'''. Which is a pity, because '''Actor Replaced with Folgers Crystals''' would have been a great name.
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[[folder: P ]]

* PercussiveMaintenance is [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness more fancy]] than '''Smack The Thing Until It Works Properly.'''
* PerverseSexualLust is just slightly catchier and less judgmental than '''What Kind Of Pervert Am I, Getting Turned On By A Fucking Cartoon Character?'''.
* We went with PlanetEater because '''World Hunger''' [[DudeNotFunny is an actual real-life problem that has nothing to do with the trope and is actually kind of serious]].
* PlotHole is much better title than '''Voodoo Plot''' since the latter made no sense and the trope has nothing to do with voodoo.
* PoorCommunicationKills is much better title than '''That's What I Heard''' due to latter being [[PotholeMagnet extremely easily potholed]].
* It's called PrimalScene, because it isn't as loaded as '''Oh My God I Walked Into A Room Where My Parents Were Fucking'''.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack is a better title than '''Legal Copybait Soundtrack''' since there are songs that don't belong to public domain but still can be distributed freely.

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[[folder: Q ]]

* QuieterThanSilence is shorter than '''True Silence Is Indistinguishable From The Speakers Not Working'''.

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[[folder: R ]]

* We ended up going with RamblingOldManMonologue because its a little bit more concise than the title we wanted to use, which was '''Stories Old Men Tell To Youngsters Which Don't Really Go Anywhere But For Some Reason Nobody Interrupts. Why I Remember One Of These Stories... Boy It Was A Doozy... It Started When My Uncle Sammy, Or Sambo As We Used To Call Him, But You Can't Call Him That Anymore Because Of Those Damn PC Police... Anyway Sambo Was Riding A Chicken Down To The General Store Because Our Horse Was Laid Up With The Flu...'''
* RealityEnsues is a little more polite and way shorter than '''They May Use This Trope a Million Times in Fiction, But This is What Would ''Really'' Happen in RealLife'''.
* RefrainFromAssuming is much better, shorter, punnier, and more polite than '''I Know They Repeat That Phrase A Thousand Times In The Chorus, But For The Last Time, ''It's Not The Name Of The Fucking Song''!'''
* Administrivia/RenamedTropes gets the point across better than '''What The Hell Were The Tropers Smoking When Naming These Tropes!?'''. Besides, we don't want to wantonly accuse people of smoking.
* It's called RhymingWithItself because honestly, '''Instead Of Using A Word That Rhymes, They Just Repeated The Original Word''' takes way too much time to type out.
** And not everyone would get '''[[Series/RedDwarf I Used Underpantski Three Times]]'''.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots is less judgemental than '''Stupid Scientists Who Make Robots Impractical In The Name Of Humanlikeness'''.
* {{Rule 34}} is shorter than '''Are You Kidding Me? People Actually Draw Dirty Pictures Of ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' And ''Franchise/CareBears''? Really?'''
* We call it RuleAbidingRebel, because '''Writer Who Doesn't Have The Balls To Tell The Story He Really Wanted To In The First Place''' is just mean. And it's [[MisBlamed not always]] [[ExecutiveMeddling the writer's]] fault, anyway.
* RunningTheAsylum is less rude than '''Who The Fuck Hired These Fanboys?'''.

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* SarcasmMode and SincerityMode are better names to make {{Pot Hole}}s to than '''We Must Know If What You Said Is The Exact Opposite Of What You Mean'''.
* We chose ScamReligion because '''Fast-Food Faith''' sounds just ''much'' more offensive. Not to mention it would be confusable with an actual religion involving fast-food.
* It's called ScienceMarchesOn because '''Little Fluffy Dinosaurs, Destroyers Of Worlds''' is a tad too long.
* SharkPool is called that because '''You Could Just Shoot Him, Y'Know''' is kind of [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim already a trope]].
* It might save a lot of time if ShamelessFanserviceGirl, ReluctantFanserviceGirl, and InnocentFanserviceGirl (and for that matter, ANY Trope where half-naked women are featured) were renamed '''SexSells In The Media And Everyone Knows It''', but it would be too general.
* ShockwaveStomp is a better name than '''[[SoulSeries Night Terror's]] Fury''' due to FanMyopia.
* It's called {{Show with in a show}} because '''Show the characters in the show are watching with you while you watch them watch said show, thus both parties watch the aformentioned show simultaniously''' is WAY too long and confusing to remember, and it just sounds paradoxical.
* It's called SignatureSong because '''What Do You Mean Music/{{PSY}} Has Songs Other Than "Gangnam Style"?''' is more than a little too long.
** As is '''Music/{{Ylvis}}, Producer Of 'What Does The Fox Say?' And A Few Other, Not Important Songs.'''
** Not to mention '''You Do Know That Music/CeeLoGreen Was In The Music Industry For Nineteen Years Before "Fuck You" Came Out, Right?'''
** Or '''Hey Kids, Did You Know That Music/MCHammer Had Four Songs That Charted Higher Than "U Can't Touch This"?'''
* We went with SlouchOfVillainy because '''Chillin' Like A Villain''' wasn't specific enough
* We can't rename SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom '''PION''' since the short form of mispronunciation Piston by the protagonist's sidekick isn't familiar to these who have played the ''Ultimate Platformer 3''.
* It's called TheSmurfettePrinciple because we [[DoubleEntendre couldn't stop giggling]] after reading '''Fella Ratio'''.
* It's called SNKBoss because some would object to '''Total Bullshit Boss Who Uses Cheap Moves All The Time'''.
* SpaceIsNoisy does not sound like dialogue nor is particulary punny like '''[[Film/{{Alien}} In Space Everyone Can Hear You Scream]]'''.
* SpellMyNameWithAThe was chosen because '''The''', being too common a word, would be a horrible title for a trope.
* SpringtimeForHitler is a little more poetic than '''You Fail Failing Forever''', especially after the big ArtisticLicense rename.
* StopHavingFunGuys is a little less loaded than '''Stop Acting Like Your Stupid Game Matters And Let Us Play However We Want To'''.
** Also, '''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros No Items Fox Only Final Destination''' wouldn't make sense to those unfamiliar with the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' tournament scene.
* The trope is called SummerBlockbuster because it's way shorter than '''Immensely Budgeted Film That Throws Everything Except Special Effects Out The Window To Attract [[LowestCommonDenominator Mainstream Moviegoers]] And Big Money'''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute is shorter and less defensive-sounding than '''The Old Actor Left And We Didn't Want To Pull An Other Darrin Cause That Would Be Lame, But At The Same Time, We Already Had All These Scripts Written And We Didn't Want To Have To Rewrite Them'''.

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* Administrivia/TakeItToTheForums isn't rude, unlike '''This Is Not A Trope, You Dumbass, And We Have A Fucking Message Board'''.
* It's only called TakeThat because '''Completely Unwarranted And In Some Cases Extremely Cruel Insult Directed Towards A Specific Piece Of Media (That Is Often Actually Quite Good) That Only Serves To PO Fans And Make The Insulter Look Like Nothing More Than A Petty JerkAss''' wouldn't fit.
** While shorter, '''Fuck You Other Show, Let's Make Fun Of You!''' is still not so nice.
* TakeOverTheWorld isn't character-named, unlike '''[[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily's Resolution]]'''.
* TeensAreMonsters is called what it is because '''{{Sixteen}} gang, Destroyers of worlds''' didn't make much sense as they're really nice guys, inspite of their flaws and often questionable behavior.

* TheTheTitle is a better title than either '''The''' or '''The Most Common Word In Any Title. Ever'''.
* It's called TheresNoBInMovie because '''Return Of The Attack Of The 50 Foot Killer Ghost Of The Bride Of The Son Of Whatever's Curse''' is too long a title.
* We chose ThisLoserIsYou over '''The Writers And Producers Of This Show Think That You Are ''[insert slew of various negative qualities here]'' ''' due to length.
* TitleDrop is very intuitive and clear. Not so much '''TITLE'''.
* Although TooMuchInformation does get the point across, '''Oh My Fucking God I Did ''NOT'' Need To Know That!''' kinda sounds good, too. Too bad it's a bit long.
* TrappedByMountainLions has a better ring to it than '''Why Should We Care About This Sub-Plot Again?'''.
* It was felt that referring to it as {{Trivia}} was slightly more subtle than '''This Information Has No Real Importance At All But We Want You To Feel Like You're Contributing To The Article'''.
* {{Troll}} is called that, partly because it's known by that term, and partly because calling it '''Complete Asswipe Who Likes To Start Needless Arguments On The Web And Should Die Horribly''' would ironically be trolling itself (although a great self demonstrating title).
* TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame is a JustForFun page, '''Complaining About Edits You Don't Like''' wouldn't say so.

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* UnfortunateImplications is a lot less to type than '''I Can't Fucking Believe They Didn't Realize This Would Offend People'''. It's also less rude than '''Idiots Take Offense To Everything'''.
** Or, for that matter, '''And You Really Thought We Weren't Going To Find The Wrong Way Of Looking At This?'''
* UnsettlingGenderReveal is way shorter than '''That's A Guy? Oh, God, It Is A Guy! And I Actually Had A Stiffie! [[BigNo NOOOOOOOOO!]] My Masculinity Is Ruined!'''
** And nobody came up with '''Sexual Disorientation''' in time to suggest it.
* UsefulNotes is only partly used as '''Nitpick Fuel'''.
** And it's much shorter than '''[[TheJoyOfX Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Real Life (But Were Afraid To Ask)]]'''.

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* ViewersAreMorons was more concise than '''Most Writers And Media Executives Think The Collective IQ Of Your Demographic Is Somewhat Lower Than That Of A Retarded Slug'''.
** And those writers and executives probably feel that's being ''waaaaaayyyy'' [[InsultToRocks too kind to the slug]].
* VoodooShark is called that because '''Your Plot Point Sucks, Your Explanation For Your Plot Point Sucks, And Your Face Sucks''' is just mean.

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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving is shorter than '''Whining About How Your Long-Sought Goal Wasn't As Awesome As You Thought It Would Be'''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids is more universal than '''[[MemeticMutation I'm Twelve Years Old And What Is This?]]'''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse beat '''Well I Guess ''I'm'' The Asshole For Caring About This Plot Point''' in a runoff.
* We have WildMassGuessing because '''Off-The-Cuff Predictions And Obsessively Detailed Fanwank''' puts rather ''too'' fine a point on it.
* It's called WingedUnicorn rather than '''Horned Pegasus''' because the latter could be misread as "''Horny'' Pegasus", and the [[RuleThirtyFour pony porn]] is already out of control as is. (Also because the unicorn part is usually portrayed as more significant, and because "horned pegasus" could theoretically refer to a winged horse with ''any'' type of horn(s) and not just specifically a unicorn horn, but those are boring rational reasons.)

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* XMakesAnythingCool would've been named '''Everything's Better With X''', but we don't need to add to the snowclone family. Plus, it's already a redirect to the index it's a snowclone of.

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* It's called Administrivia/YKTTWBump, because '''Please Don't Forget This, Everybody''' sounds kind of desperate.
* We say YMMV because '''These Are Just Individual Tropers' Opinions And Your Mileage May Vary, So Don't Go Making An Assload Of Justifying Edits Just Because You Disagree With A Given Entry''' is not only way longer, but needlessly accusatory.

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* The reason ZanyScheme was chosen is that '''Can't You Think Of Something Easier To Solve Your Problem?''' is too long, and isn't a noun.

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* We call this site Wiki/TVTropes instead of '''A Reader-Maintained Database of Frequently-Seen Elements and Patterns In Many Forms of Communication''' because, dude, we started out by talking about stuff on TV.
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