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WAFF has nothing to do with the Wife Acceptance Factor (the likelihood that any new tech toy or gadget placed in your home will get you chewed out by your wife). And it's not about waffles, either. Not necessarily, at least.
Waif-Fu has nothing to do with Azumanga Daioh.
Waiting for a Break isn't about workers literally waiting to take a break because it's busy or because they have a Mean Boss. Nor is it about detectives waiting for a break in their case.
Wake-Up Call Boss isn't about calling in sick to work, or an employer who wants to make damn sure you're not late to work again.
Nor is it a boss you defeat by waking it up.
Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World is not about characters who save the world at school, or save the world by going to school.
Walk the Plank does not mean someone is walking on Jonny 2x4's best friend.
Walking Shirtless Scene is not a scene where a person walks shirtless, but a person who is a shirtless scene.
A Walking Spoiler is not a method to change how aerodynamic your shoes are.
Nor is a car spoiler that walks.
Nor is it about people who go around explaining important plot points and twists without concern for if they actually want to hear it.
A Walking Tank is a literal walking mechanical tank - it has very little at all to do with the splat commonly referred to as a " tank".
Wall Banger is not about the drink called Harvey Wallbanger, nor is it what you do when you want the people in the next room over to quiet down. Neither is it the wall-performed variant of headbanging or getting violated by a wall.
The Walls Have Eyes does not refer to walls which have pictures of eyes painted on them.
Nor is it a sequel to .
The Hills Have Eyes Nor is it about empty buildings having sight range in video games.
The Walrus Was Paul is not when you find out that a walrus was actually a biblical apostle.
A War Hawk is not a Big, Badass Bird of Prey used for warfare.
War Is Hell is not about the anti-Valhalla.
The War on Straw was not begun by people suffering from hay fever.
Nor is it when the author stalwartly refuses to use a strawman and instead makes a thoughtful character with disagreeable political/religous views.
Warrior Poet is not about warriors who write poetry. (Although a couple of examples in the trope page do involve warriors who write poetry...)
Wasted Song, the old name of Long Song, Short Scene, isn't a song sung while drunk.
Watching a Video Game is unrelated to the popularity of Let's Play.
Nor does it refer to video games that have so many cutscenes you feel that you're watching more than you're playing.
Watch It Stoned is not a suggestion to watch a show while suffering the Biblical era punishment of stoning.
Wave Motion Gun is not about guns powered by vigorous handwaving, though a lot of them probably are. It is not about guns that make waves move either.
Wave-Motion Tuning Fork is not about the actual tuning forks that Anti-Monitor and Alexander Luthor used to break the universe up into itty bitty pieces.
Waxing Lyrical is not what does.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The We Are Not Alone Index is not the index of Alien Tropes.
We Are Team Cannon Fodder is not a Redshirt Army who created a witty collective name for themselves.
We Want Our Jerk Back is not what Jamaican restaurant patrons say when someone takes their meals.
Weaksauce Weakness has yet to define a person who is harmed by mild hot sauce.
Weapons That Suck is not about lousy or useless weapons.
Weapon Tombstone is not about using tombstones as weapons (like that odd World of Warcraft axe).
Webcomic Time is not the time of day when your boss has gone to lunch but you're still at your desk.
We Could Have Avoided All This Discussion has nothing to do with avoidable conversations.
Weenalized is not when a character turns into a big weenie. Badass Decay is pretty close to that though. It's also not about analyzing the obscure adventure game Ween: The Prophecy.
Nor is it about the band Ween
We Have Reserves is not an argument against the Peak Oil theory.
A Weapon of Mass Destruction is not a fat-burner or a weapon used by terrorists to attack Catholic Masses.
Welcome Back, Traitor isn't a little-known Welcome Back Kotter spinoff where Mr. Kotter returns to his job as a New York teacher after briefly defecting to the Soviet Union.
Welcome to Corneria is not Fox McCloud giving you welcome. Or what he says after taking down your ship.
Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon! is not an arc of Pokémon in which Ash and his friends visit the Caribbean, or a Fantasy Counterpart Culture thereof.
A "Well Done, Son!" Guy did not just cook his male offspring for a relatively long time.
Nor is "Son-Guy" what the father calls his kid, although the familial relationship implied by that trope is often pretty frosty.
Weapons Kitchen Sink is not about using things found in a kitchen sink as weapons, nor is it a sink where you wash the blood off your weapons after battle.
As Werewolf Works says on its page, it's not about a werewolf that does a job. It's also not a page that says that it's always a good idea to include a werewolf in a story, nor does it say it's a good idea to become a werewolf yourself. Nor is it a factory where werewolves are stamped out of a mould.
Western Animation does not necessarily take place in The Wild West.
Wet Sari Scene is not what happens when Yuki Oshima writes an episode of . Nor does it have anything to do with Transformers Animated . It does have to do with people, usually hot women, getting wet.
Phantasy Star III A Wham Episode does not guest star George Michael (the singer, not the character), Andrew Ridgeley or Stephen Gaffney. Nor does it necessarily feature music from them.
Arrested Development Similarly, a Wham Line is not necessarily "Wake me up before you go go."
Whammy is not the old guy who ran the orphanage where Near and Mello lived.
The page formerly known as "What Do You Mean It's Not Awesome" was not about tropers debating if an entry belongs on Crowning Moment of Awesome.
What You Are in the Dark has jack all to do with monsters that attain their "true" forms in the absence of light.
We Sell Everything doesn't refer to when Jay Bonci bought Everything2.
What Could Have Been Discussion has nothing to do with unavoidable conversations.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids? is not the response when a fan of the 2003 TMNT series discovers which company produced it.
What a Drag has nothing to do with crossdressers.
Or auto races involving driving in a straight line.
What Happened to the Mouse? is not the question of why Disney hasn't used Mickey or Minnie Mouse in an animated feature in quite a while.
Nor is it the question of why the keyboard works, but the computer's other input device doesn't.
What the Fu Are You Doing? may involve Buddhhist martial arts, but it has nothing to do with impersonating Guatama Sidartha or any of his most famous apostles and students.
And it has nothing to do with sincere questions about the martial art a particular character may actually be practicing.
What the Hell, Hero? is not the brand new game in the series where you play a Guitar Hero WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!
What the Hell, Player? doesn't mean someone who plays games based on an unenthusiastic "what the hell" whim.
Wheel o' Feet is not about the Roving Mauler ◊ from .
Dungeons & Dragons When All Else Fails, Go Right is not about the popular maze-solving method of following a single wall.
Where the Hell Is Springfield? is not about trouble locating a certain ten-year-old wizard who works as a teacher. Or his Disappeared Dad.
Whip It Good has nothing to do with attempting to correct behavior.
It does if you're doing it right...
A Whip Pan is not a pan that can separate its handle into sections to whack people from afar. And Whip Pan is not a distant relative of Peter Pan.
It is also not a pan to make delicious desserts in.
White Dude, Black Dude is not the same as Salt and Pepper.
A White-Dwarf Starlet is not an actress who is small, hot and dense (not for another twenty or thirty years, at least). Nor is she necessarily White or have dwarfism.
White Gang Bangers is probably the name of a porn series somewhere, but you won't find that on this page (or anywhere on this wiki).
A White Magician Girl isn't necessarily a magician girl who is Caucasian.
The White Void Room is not located near the cold steel room or the just sword room.
Whoring isn't about prostitution, though we honestly can't blame you for the confusion.
Who Needs Enemies? isn't about stories with No Antagonist or something a Punch Clock Villain asks when looking for a new job.
Who Needs Overtime isn't one of the work tropes.
Who Watches the Watchmen? is not a request for the audience demographics of the movie adaptation of Alan Moore's comic.
Who Wears Short Shorts? is not about disbelief that someone would wear them.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs? is not about job systems in RPGs that let you do that.
The Wicked Stage is not about where is performed.
Wicked It's also not a stagecoach used by the villain (or one that is wicked on its own) or a stage in someone's life where they're wicked.
Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises is not about reactions from characters who screw up at gardening.
Widget Series has nothing to do with Widget the World Watcher.
Nor does it have anything to do with a bunch of small programs that can be downloaded and used by the Opera Web Browser or that Vista sidebar.
Wiki Walk does not fall under the jurisdiction the Ministry of Silly Walks.
Wild Horses and Pokégirls is not a crossover fic between note and Pokémon .
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic William Shatner Speech isnotabout... people... speakingjust... like... THIS.
Wind is Green has nothing to do with wind-power being the main source of energy in The Future.
Wingman is not the paladin star of , as pronounced by The Intercontinental Union of Disgusting Characters Elmer Fudd.
Wishplosion does not refer to how objects materialized through magic wishing seem to appear from a small harmless flash.
With Friends Like These... Who Needs Enemies? is two tropes, not one.
With This Herring doesn't involve slapping people with fish, nor does it advocate replacing a wedding ring with one.
A Wizard Did It doesn't mean the phenomenon was the product of a system administrator or a set-up program, unless all of this happened in a Magical Computer, that is.
Wizard Needs Food Badly is not about wizards who are bad at needing food.
WMG does not stand for Wave Motion Gun. Though the effect some WMG have on your sanity may be similar.
Nor is it the company who wants to remove their and their artists' existence from YouTube and therefore popularity and real life.
Wolverine Publicity has nothing to do with the University of Michigan, Morris Brown College, or any other school with a wolverine as its mascot.
A Womb Level is not a home base. Although they occasionally throw players into the fetal position, it's generally not a good place for the player character to assume one.
Women's Mysteries are not mystery stories aimed at women.
Wooden Ships and Iron Men is not about .
Marvel 1602 A Woolseyism is not a peculiar habit of the current commander of the Atlantis Expedition.
Word of Dante is not about witting lines from a DevilMayCry protagonist.
Word of Gay does not kill, confuse, stun and/or deafen non-gay creatures that hear it depending on their Hit Dice.
Word of God is not about The Bible.
The Worf Effect does not imply that Klingons were violent because their language lacked the word for "Peace".
The World's Expert on Getting Killed doesn't refer to a character who repeatedly comes back from the dead (because Immortal Life Is Cheap.)
The World Is Always Doomed does not mean that Dio Brando will lose every time.
The World Is Just Awesome is not about thinking that Dio Brando and/or his Stand is cool.
"World of Cardboard" Speech is not a speech about a world constructed, literally or metaphorically, of cardboard; nor is it a world in which speech is so constructed.
A World of Ham is not a form of Level Ate.
World Half Empty is not a world where half of the human population has been zapped out of existence. It's also got nothing to do with the hollow Earth theory.
The Worm Guy is not The Worm That Walks. Nor is it about calling someone a worm. Finally, neither Wormtail nor Wormtongue are examples.
Nor is it how every breakdancing scene must include someone doing The Worm.
Wormsign is something that lets you know where the worm is, but it's not a literal sign.
The Worm That Walks is not a caterpillar, centipede, or any other crawly thing with a bazillion little legs.
And it certainly has nothing to do with Earthworm Jim, even though he is a worm that can walk.
Worthless Yellow Rocks are not those fear inducing crystals no one in the Corps has a use for. Besides, those actually have some use by other aliens.
Would Hurt a Child: Is about child physical abuse and the aversion of Infant Immortality. It doesn't encompass psychological or verbal abuse.
Writing for the Trade has nothing to do with writing something for someone because they wrote something for you.
It doesn't refer to writing for your industry peers instead of the fans, either.
Written-In Absence and Written-In Infirmity don't refer to the state the author was in when writing the episode.
Wrong On So Many Levels isn't usually a criticism of RPGs.