Something must be done: Accidental Innuendo get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 12th Dec 2012 11:59:00 PM
- Double Entendre: Intended by the author, and by the character. Not necessarily intended to be immediately understood by everyone in the audience, but always intended to be understood in at least its nonsexual meaning. Whether the characters understand the innuendo is irrelevant.
- Lampshaded Double Entendre: As above, but the additional remark makes sure the innuendo is understood by the audience (and generally the characters).
- Innocent Innuendo: Intended by the author, but not by the character making the innuendo. However, to be this trope, it must mislead either the audience or another character. Note that while the description states it covers scenes where only another character, not the audience, is misled, such examples seem to wind up in Accidental Innuendo instead.
- That Came Out Wrong: Intended by the author. Not intended by the character. Understood by the audience, and by the speaker or other characters. This trope seems problematic to me, because it seems to overlap with the in-universe version of Innocent Innuendo. In addition, the title and examples make it seem like it's trying to be about the flustered reaction, but the description doesn't really reflect that. The description states it's "different from Innocent Innuendo in that the audience isn't misled", but according to Innocent Innuendo, that trope doesn't require the audience to be misled—only another character.
- Accidental Innuendo: Unintended by the author. Note that this, as the description is written, is not a trope, but as mentioned above, it tends to gather examples intended by the author, of one character innocently saying something and another character construing it as dirty.
- Heh Heh, You Said X: The author expects the audience to understand that there is no real innuendo, but it is taken as innuendo by an immature character. Note that this has a Real Life section which is virtually indistinguishable from the Accidental Innuendo Real Life section.
- There is a category of examples, namely, instances in which one character says something that misleads another character, but the audience isn't misled.
- Accidental Innuendo is written in a way that isn't a trope, but is often used instead to describe the above category.
- Innocent Innuendo is written to include that category, but in practice it's used only for situations in which the audience is misled.
- That Came Out Wrong is pretending to be an innuendo trope, when it's really about a character's reaction.
edited 6th Jun '12 10:06:58 AM by Silverfire
|Intended by author||Intended by character||Recognized by other characters||Recognized by audience||notes|
|Double Entendre||Yes||Yes||Maybe||Maybe||The supertrope|
|Lampshaded Double Entendre||Yes||Yes||Yes, because pointed out||Yes, because pointed out||A direct subtrope|
|Innocent Innuendo||Yes||No||Yes, or irrelevant||Yes||Seems to cover two different tropes, depending on whether other characters recognize the innuendo|
|Accidental Innuendo||No||Perforce, no||No||Yes||This is based on the current (July 5) description|
|That Came Out Wrong||Yes||No||Maybe||Maybe|
|Heh Heh, You Said X||Maybe||No||When intended by author||Yes||The innuendo may not even exist, a la The Todd|
edited 5th Jul '12 5:28:18 PM by HersheleOstropoler
edited 22nd Jun '12 10:16:24 AM by Nocturna
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