Ambiguous Name: Oh God Did She Just Hear That get usage counts

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1 Yinyang1074th Jun 2013 06:00:12 AM from the True North , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
This name has no indications that it has anything to do with telepathy. This is a problem, since without the telepathy an example wouldn't be this trope, it'd be Did I Just Say That Out Loud?. Suggestions?

edited 4th Jun '13 6:02:23 AM by Yinyang107

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2 SeptimusHeap4th Jun 2013 06:13:12 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Aaand it's a line of dialogue.

Supporting a rename, also due to bad usage stats.
3 Larkmarn4th Jun 2013 06:22:57 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
4 Willbyr4th Jun 2013 09:18:18 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
[up] Works for now.
5 Larkmarn4th Jun 2013 10:06:03 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
I like the idea Did I Just Think That Out Loud, since it also covers instances where the person has the ability to project thoughts, but it's dialog.

edited 4th Jun '13 10:06:12 AM by Larkmarn

6 SeptimusHeap4th Jun 2013 10:06:38 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
That is also dialogue. Which makes it a no go.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
^^ that would technically expand the definition, and that should be decided before the names get chosen.

((I'm in favour of expand and rename))
8 Larkmarn4th Jun 2013 10:27:17 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Given a fair number of examples are along those lines already, that should get pounded out.
9 AnotherDuck4th Jun 2013 10:29:46 AM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
There are a few reasons to rename, so I'm vaguely for that.
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One of these days I swear I'm gonna have to open a TRS for "Misused: No New Stock Phrases". (Okay, I admit I'm not entirely serious about that. But I'm not entirely joking, either.)

The last trope I'm aware of getting launched out of YKTTW before the crackdown on dialogue-based titles was Shall I Repeat That?. It was probably not the last one, but it's the best one I remember.
11 SeptimusHeap4th Jun 2013 01:23:29 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
This article was created before the ptitle replacement, which was earlier than the stock phrase policy, I'll note.
12 Willbyr6th Jun 2013 11:26:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Single prop crowner's hooked.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Isn't there still the issue of whether or not the definition should be expanded?
14 StarSword7th Jun 2013 09:12:52 AM from somewhere in deep space , Relationship Status: In denial
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[up]I think we're unanimous on broadening it to include non-Soviet Russia examples of the transpositional pun.

EDIT: Dang it, wrong thread. I need another coffee apparently.

edited 7th Jun '13 9:18:06 AM by StarSword

15 SeptimusHeap7th Jun 2013 09:13:25 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Wrong thread...
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Hollering for crowner to be closed, 12 votes in favour, none opposed.

Still looking for an answer to my question above.
17 SeptimusHeap12th Jun 2013 12:03:39 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
I think nobody answered your question because it's not exactly clear how it's distinct from the current.
18 Willbyr22nd Jun 2013 01:05:03 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Calling for the rename.
19 SeptimusHeap22nd Jun 2013 01:38:57 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Alt Names crowner. Please add new options as you see fit.
20 Willbyr23rd Jun 2013 08:33:33 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Hooked.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
  • Alice has psychic powers, Bob realizes that he's thought something that might offend her.
  • Alice does not have psychic powers, but Bob's powers allow him to project his thoughts. He just realized he may have projected something that might offend her.

Both are Did I Just Say That Out Loud? + telepathy, but the current definition is the first example only. I think this trope should be a sub trope of Did I Just Say That Out Loud?, covering all telepathic examples.

edited 28th Jun '13 10:05:39 AM by crazysamaritan

As the only person who downvoted the new name, I should say that it's still too ambiguous for me. The name indicates nothing that it's about dirty thoughts.
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
The two tropes do not support the idea of only dirty thoughts. Insults, sarcastic quips, and "secret" plans are examples on both trope pages.
Just reread the description.

A character is thinking something either unflattering or romantic about another character.

Which gives another reason to rename. I still don't think the suggested name would help.
25 Larkmarn28th Jun 2013 10:45:39 AM , Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Tropes Are Not Narrow, there's no reason this should be limited to dirty minds.

edited 28th Jun '13 10:47:22 AM by Larkmarn

Alternative Titles: Oh God Did She Just Hear That
22nd Jun '13 1:38:21 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
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