Not Thriving: Obliquely Obfuscated Occupation get usage counts
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1 Twentington4th Jun 2012 11:34:00 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
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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.
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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.
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6 Spark95th Jun 2012 02:17:03 AM from Castle Wulfenbach , Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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[up] Yes, this appears to be redundant.
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7 Twentington5th Jun 2012 10:15:24 AM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
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[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.
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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.
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11 ccoa20th Jul 2012 07:09:02 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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12 Xtifr20th Jul 2012 12:13:56 PM , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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[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.
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13 ccoa17th Sep 2012 07:59:54 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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