Wow, I've been misinterpreting this for ages (ironic, huh?). For some crazy reason I just assumed it was an index of "Mistaken" tropes.
It's interesting that "Oops... I Did It Again" used to have a link to "Three Is Company", which now redirects to the same page. I guess they were merged at some point?
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I'm guessing at the time it was renamed the vast majority of the subtropes were of the "Mistaken for X" variety and there were few or no examples that didn't belong in one of the subtropes, so the "dingbat who named it" himself thought it was an index of "Mistaken" tropes.
We could split this into an index about misunderstandings. On the name issue, Misheard Conversation is really bland and not particularly indictative of the comedic nature of the trope, so we need something else.
Sorry to have added to the confusion. Did not see this thread before making this YKTTW, which covers a lot of the same ground.
Agree with the general consensus on the thread: there needs to be both an index for "mistaken for" tropes, and a trope for taking overheard conversations out-of-context and jumping to the wrong conclusion. The Mistaken for Index page as it stands does neither particularly well.
Out-of-Context Eavesdropping has been launched, but needs more edits.
The new trope still hasn't taken "supertrope" duty from the index, asserting itself as a sister trope, and hasn't taken the examples off the mistaken index page.
Still new. Still learning. Asking questions and making mistakes.
It seems to me that the neatest way to solve this would be to rewrite the Mistaken for Index as an actual index, since Out-of-Context Eavesdropping is taking its place as a trope.
Sorry if I was jumping the gun, but, y'know, easier to get forgiveness than permission, and this thread seemed pretty dead.
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Alternative Titles: Mistaken For Index
10th Jun '12 4:39:14 AM
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