The examples on Accidental Innuendo, and its entries on work pages, are extremely prone to similar problems as Getting Crap Past the Radar: extremely dirty-minded tropers trying to find anything that can even be construed as sexual in tone, while simultaneously dismissing any possibility that it might not have been 'accidental'. They're also quite nattery. I suggest any of the following as a solution:
You should realize In-Universe means it's within the context of the story. OF COURSE they are deliberate with the writer. That's what make them not YMMV. But if character slips and falls, it's STILL accidental to them.
I didn't mean a person is actually tricking the character. I rushed the comment as you still don't seem to get how Innocent Innuendo works.
How hard is this to understand: I draw a picture, you say it looks like a penis. How would that be different from Bob drawing a picture, and Alice saying it looks like a penis? That is what Accidental Innuendo is. It's not removing context, which is what Innocent Innuendo is, even if applied to the characters.
A situation a character interpreted as an innuendo when none was intended? Innocent Innuendo. Look at the page image! Two female characters are getting the impression that an inappropriate situation is going on. The male characters do not intend to give them that impression.
Your drawing example is an Un Entendre.
"A situation a character interpreted as an innuendo when none was intended? Innocent Innuendo."
No, it's for the audience, at least primarily, but the paragraph mentioning characters doesn't really explain how it would work for them instead.
And the page image is them freaking out over what's really happening, which is still to fool the audience.
As for Un Entendre, that's for stuff that's not an innuendo at all. Characters are just pretending it is. The drawing example would be a Christmas tree that doesn't look phallic at all, but Alice still says it looks like a penis.
That's right; its not an innuendo at all.
Edit: to see more examples of "not just visually missing context, but any context", check the literature and theatre folders, the justice league entry regarding Epilogue, and pretty much the whole Real-life folder.
edited 29th Oct '11 12:06:14 PM by crazysamaritan
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25th Apr '12 6:56:17 AM
What would be the best way to fix the page?
"Accidental Innuendo" currently lists fictional exchanges that may sound sexual to viewers though they were not meant as such. As a result, it has devolved into a Just For Fun-style compilation.
12 (yeas:13 nays:1) 13.00 : 1
Split into clearly defined subtropes. Have a Gay Old Time is one such subtrope that already exists.
10 (yeas:12 nays:2) 6.00 : 1
In addition to splitting into subtropes, move all examples onto the relevant subtrope instead of here.
-5 (yeas:6 nays:11)
Make In-Universe only (which means removing all ymmv examples and wicks).