Needs Help: Separated By A Common Language get usage counts
edited 30th Mar '13 1:56:28 PM by XFllo
- <Confusing word>
- <Fist example>
- <Second example>
edited 3rd Apr '13 10:51:19 AM by AnotherDuck
- First, make a useful notes on the confusing words, although it should have some appeal. Definitions could be useful. No troper-tales-like stories. However, such a list would be very long.
- Second, make a trope out of it, but properly. It would probably need to go through ykttw and collect examples. There might be instances where an American and a Brit meet, embarrassing or confusing each other with their language.
edited 3rd Apr '13 2:48:52 PM by XFllo
- Russell Brand talks about an encounter with this trope in his New York comedy special, describing the time he was introduced to LL Cool J. "'Yo, yo, yo, wazzup my homies?'— 'Oh yes, you're wonderful. I love all your homos.'"
- 'Rubber', which in some places is an eraser, and in other places it's a condom. Emma Watson told David Letterman that she committed this infraction during her first semester at an American university, asking a male classmate for a rubber during class.
edited 3rd Apr '13 3:05:33 PM by XFllo
edited 8th Apr '13 6:43:59 PM by gallium
Useful notesI'll try to help as well.
- Leave it as is, but check frequently for natter
- Split into two parts: This trope used in media and in-universe, plus separate Useful Notes (which would include links to web pages dealing with this issue and those wicks collected by tropers so far)
- Hard split — two separate pages (Useful Notes and In-universe/in media)
- Soft split — both parts at one page
- Ditch Useful Notes and have only examples from media
EDIT: I added some collapsible folders for more languages.
Yeah, I hear you, I don't like the third option too much either, but it was brought up here before, so I thought I would mention it.
edited 12th Apr '13 6:58:06 AM by XFllo
edited 26th Apr '13 7:56:06 AM by gallium
I also moved more examples — I think pointing this out in talk shows and stand up comedy routines can be listed as sort of in-universe. I added to the header in fiction and in media. However, when I was moving one wick, I realized that people often confuse it with other Language Tropes. Namely, Have a Gay Old Time, and I some time ago I remember moving some entries to My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels. Sometimes it may overlap, but the audience can't be too sure what the authors had in mind unless we have a Word Of God.
edited 26th Apr '13 8:22:36 AM by XFllo