As discussed in the TRS thread
about Pardon Me Stewardess, I Speak Iambic Pentameter
, the trope Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
is rather negative, both in name and in tone, and it really has two tropes: one about butchered(e) English, and one about,
well, not-so-butchered versions. Flowery Elizabethan Speech
, you might say.
In fact, Pardon Me Stewardess, I Speak Iambic Pentameter
was originally intended to be that other trope, more or less. (See the linked thread for details). However, it's being renamed and repurposed to be about characters who speak in verse, since almost 100% of its examples misused it that way.
That leaves us with an active need for a less negative trope.
Note that Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
is already soft-split, so that may help matters. And yes, I'm proposing Flowery Elizabethan Speech
as the name of the split-off trope, though that is obviously up for debate.
Also note that Pardon Me Stewardess, I Speak Iambic Pentameter
has a description that may actually fit our new trope fairly well (although it happens to be written in Iambic Pentameter). The renamed version of that
trope is going to need a new description in any case, so we're free to steal the current one if we want.
edit: I should also mention that Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe
reads like it was supposed to be part of the old "You Fail X Forever" series of articles, but since it didn't follow the snowclone, it wasn't caught in the cleanup and rename of those tropes.
edited 23rd Aug '11 12:54:15 AM by Xtifr
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