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Real Life section maintenance (NEW CROWNER 8/17/14):
A Wizard boyOn it. Eta: Done. Wall of Text now resides on the Analysis page. About the example: If someone can cite that stewardesses are picked for they sexy appeal then that example can stay.
edited 14th Dec '12 9:00:35 AM by SeptimusHeap
No, the other one.Well, I don't really care if it stays or goes, but it's still one purpose of it, even if there are other more important purposes alongside it.
Real Life, stewardesses were chosen for being slim, young, and fit, and this may have contributed to the notion that they were intended to be seen as sexy, would suffice. As for Real Life examples, it would only be valid if there is proof, not just speculation, that stewardesses on a particular airline are chosen specifically for sex appeal. Edit: Never mind, it seems that the description does summarize the analysis bit. Good work.
edited 14th Dec '12 9:02:24 AM by Fighteer
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
Just zis guy^ Not really. There haven't been any new nominations added to the crowner recently, and there's not so many on there now that a new one would be drowning in a sea of strikethrough.
A Wizard boyDelusions of Eloquence. The Barack Obama example on Delusions Of Eloquence Discussion seems to be particularly problematic, and I feel it's not an exception.
Kaspar the Friendly SpookDefinitely should get its Real Life section excised.
No, the other one.I don't think it's categorically bad, but some of the examples are probably wrong, as they are more about plain errors like misspeaking or singular instances. I'd prefer just cleaning it a little before deciding to purge. Also, I liked the edit reason for re-adding that Barack example before it was deleted again: "anti-free-speech troll vandalized previous edit". That just tells me the example probably shouldn't be there. If the example fits, it fits without all sinkholes.
Potentially insulting trope being applied to real life people, including politicians? Fire up the chainsaw, boys.
No, the other one.I cleaned it, so no more politicians, because those were misuse. Don King is the only named person left, actually, and then only as a presented persona, rather than his actual person. And since it's actually verifiable, it's no more insulting than the related Malaproper. It's not a subjective value we throw on people, or a psychological analysis, but just taking what they say at face value. Good point.
edited 22nd Dec '12 8:28:52 PM by AnotherDuck
I don't think presented personas should actually be in the real life section.
Seeking for LightAgreed.
Kaspar the Friendly SpookThe trope is insulting to the person it describes. We should not be in the business of insulting people here on TvTropes.
No, the other one.Not if someone uses it deliberately.
Kaspar the Friendly SpookIt wouldn't fit the trope if it was deliberate. The trope is someone who thinks he or she is sounding smart and eloquent by using big words, but isn't because he or she is using them incorrectly or messing them up. If the person is doing this deliberately, then he or she does not think he or she is sounding smart or eloquent, and, thus, does not fit the trope.
No, the other one.It's not a straight example, no, but it can be some other way to play with it. Parody, invoking, lampshading...
Definitely not a weirdoAnyway, I just added Evil Chancellor to the crowner. It's another evil trope, so there really shouldn't be that much debate.
Added Delusions of Eloquence to the crowner.
[17:27:48] Plummet: Stop being British damn you.
Most of the Real Life section of The Not Secret is actually about Open Secret. The Not Secret is supposed to be when those keeping the secret think it is a well-kept secret.
edited 28th Dec '12 4:25:50 PM by Lophotrochozoa
Just zis guyCalling Evil Chancellor - Added 23rd Dec '12 at 01:33:42 AM, 23:0
Seeking for LightIf it's misuse, you can just cut it/move it to the proper page. That's just basic cleaning and doesn't require consensus from the thread.
Just zis guyCalling Delusions of Eloquence - Added 24th Dec '12 at 12:26:03 PM, 2.67 (8y/3n)
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