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Not Thriving: Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Mon, 4th Jun '12 11:34:00 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation. Seven and four. What to do.
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

The title is a good example of why pages should Always Avoid Alliteration.

[up]Only when it's painfully forced and obfuscates the trope. Like in this case.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
This trope maybe a duplicate with The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything or What, Exactly, Is His Job?.

edited 5th Jun '12 12:50:31 AM by spacemarine50

 
[up]Second one. I'm not sure I see the difference.

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything somewhat different, in that they don't actually do their supposed job, but said job is known.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
 6 Spark 9, Tue, 5th Jun '12 2:17:03 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Gentleman Troper!
[up] Yes, this appears to be redundant.
Special trousers. Very heroic.
 7 Twentington, Tue, 5th Jun '12 10:15:24 AM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
Mustelidae = awesome
[up]Cut then?
Windmill, windmill for the land / Is everybody in?

Well, move all relevant examples, then cut, if you want to be specific.

Though I'd prefer getting a few more opinions first.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
If you look closely, the descriptions are describing two different tropes. What, Exactly, Is His Job? is supposed to be "there is one character whose function (in terms of his internal purpose within the cast) is a bit fuzzy." while Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation is about a person's actual occupation.

But since they're both being used exactly the same way, may as well merge.

[up]Yeah, I noticed that. I just don't think the difference is important. They're both playing a the lack of description of a character's job for funnies. The only difference is just how much of the description is lacking.
The Internet misuses, abuses, and overuses everything.
 11 ccoa, Fri, 20th Jul '12 7:09:02 AM from the Sleeping Giant
With Mod Hat On
Clocking due to lack of activity.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
 12 Xtifr, Fri, 20th Jul '12 12:13:56 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
World's Toughest Milkman
[up][up][up]I think that distinction is too fine to bother with. I try to avoid being typecast as lumper or splitter, but in this case, I think I have to come down on the side of the lumpers. Job vs. role is simply not a significant difference.

Merge.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 13 ccoa, Mon, 17th Sep '12 7:59:54 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
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Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
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