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Ambiguous Name: Right Through The Wall get usage counts

 1 Twentington, Sat, 14th Jul '12 3:33:33 PM from Somewhere Relationship Status: Desperate
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Right Through the Wall has a very ambiguous name. Exactly what is going through the wall? The trope says it's the sounds of sex from a neighbor's apartment, but the name doesn't say it at all.

The trope isn't too healthy either, with only 74 links and 11 people.
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It is a snowclone of Right Through His Pants.
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 3 Septimus Heap, Sat, 14th Jul '12 4:19:59 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Makes me think of Neighbour's Orgasm Noise as a better name. But is it distinct enough from The Immodest Orgasm? Do we have a trope for literal through-the-wall stuff?

Impact Silhouette is a specific kind of going-through-a-wall trope. Only one I can think of right now. And I'll throw up a trope where: 2 neighbors are separated by a wall. One neighbor is so loud, the 2nd neighbor can hear it like he's in the same room with the 1st.

edited 14th Jul '12 4:40:10 PM by spacemarine50

 
Despite the fact that I first launched this trope, I've been thinking for a while that it's a pretty crummy kind of name for it. Something that actually makes it clear what the noise IS would be a great alternate name.

I think it is distinct from The Immodest Orgasm in the sense that it's a specific variant (with a focus on the people hearing it, more than the people doing it) but I could be persuaded otherwise.

I don't see much overlap in the examples between this and immodest orgasm.

I also don't see any misuse, so the name obviously isn't confusing anyone, but a rename just to have something that sounds better would be okay.

 7 Spark 9, Sun, 15th Jul '12 9:51:36 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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I Thought It Meant Impact Silhouette, actually.
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[up][up]With a name like this, I'd expect underuse rather than misuse.
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 9 Septimus Heap, Sun, 15th Jul '12 11:47:24 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Yeah, this name has nothing to do with the trope. I think there is another trope for which it could fit.

 10 Duckay, Sun, 15th Jul '12 8:59:36 PM from Australia
Underuse is almost certainly the big problem with it, yes, rather than misuse. That's still a problem, though. Maybe not a really pressing one, but a problem nonetheless.

It's a good trope- folks are so noisy that you can hear them having sex three floors down- cue hijinks/misunderstandings, wacky. I have no idea about a name.

 12 ccoa, Mon, 16th Jul '12 7:50:29 AM from the Sleeping Giant
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 13 lu 127, Tue, 11th Sep '12 9:34:31 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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I think the current name is fine — it's interesting, memorable, and if the example has the slightest bit of context it'll be clear and amusing. I've made ccoa's title idea a redirect; if I search "loud sex", The Immodest Orgasm is the first result and this is now second.
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 15 Spark 9, Tue, 11th Sep '12 10:59:10 AM from Castle Wulfenbach Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
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Considering the different opinions stated in this thread, we really need a crowner to determine consensus.
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 16 lu 127, Sun, 11th Nov '12 7:37:11 AM from the Capital of Light Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
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