I agree that we do sometimes get too focused on pure clarity, to the exclusion of all else, at TRS sometimes. But Fake Mark
seems just too
potentially unclear to me. It does win on conciseness, but that's the only
advantage I see, and Conman in Mark's Clothing
is not exactly a long
name, and it definitely wins on both clarity and
wit. (The wit may not be outstanding, but it's non-zero.)
If this were a more common trope, I might be more concerned with conciseness, but honestly, I've been hunting for examples for the YKTTW
, and it really doesn't seem to be as common as I thought it would be.
eta: if even you happen
to realize that "mark" is being used in the context of a con, instead of any of the other dozen meanings of the word, you can still misunderstand Fake Mark
as being, for example, a third party you're pretending to con so that the real con isn't spotted.
edited 10th Sep '12 2:44:03 AM by Xtifr
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.