Ambiguous Name (titles crowner 7/4/14): The Last Horse Crosses The Finish Line get usage counts
Deadlock Clock: 27th Sep 2014 11:59:00 PM

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I stumbled across this trope the other day in an index and clicked on it just to see what on earth the name was getting at. The trope itself is relatively simple and common but seems to have been languishing in obscurity for years, probably due to Trope-Namer Syndrome. The YKKTW history also seems to indicate it was a rushed launch (at least, judging by the replies and edits; I think it only shows a single hat because it predates the hats system).

(This is the first thread I've created here, by the way; I hope I didn't mess it up.)
2 Willbyr23rd May 2014 05:18:23 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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This one has multiple problems...the name is horrible, and there are several ZCEs that need expanding.

edited 23rd May '14 5:19:44 AM by Willbyr

So...Any suggestions for a new name? Perhaps Late To The Realization?
Welcome, traveller, welcome to Omsk
[up]That's a bit bland, but a huge improvement on the current.
It does not matter who I am. What matters is, who will you become? - motto of Omsk Bird
5 Willbyr29th May 2014 04:16:49 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Agreed.
6 SeptimusHeap30th May 2014 01:47:14 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Aye, rename this trope. The name makes me think of something like Underdogs Never Lose. Also, the description sounds like Failed a Spot Check - that needs fixing.
7 bwburke942nd Jun 2014 02:18:18 PM from Massachusetts , Relationship Status: Boffing Buffy
Willow is secretly the First Evil... Kappa
[up][up][up][up] I like Late To The Realization as well. I'll add it as a redirect for now.
Any more ideas for a new name? Should I make a Single Proposition crowner about the rename or go straight for an Alternative Titles crowner?
9 SeptimusHeap17th Jun 2014 11:43:47 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Single Proposition here, fer sure.
All right, crowner for whether or not to rename can be found here.
11 Willbyr18th Jun 2014 06:09:44 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Crowner's hooked.
It's been a week, and votes are currently 10-1 in favor of renaming. Can we call this one?
13 bwburke9426th Jun 2014 12:27:40 PM from Massachusetts , Relationship Status: Boffing Buffy
Willow is secretly the First Evil... Kappa
I'd wait another few days.
14 SeptimusHeap26th Jun 2014 12:28:28 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
And more votes. 13 isn't really much.
Votes are 17:1 now.
16 Willbyr1st Jul 2014 02:20:08 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
With Mod Hat On
Calling for the rename.
Is it even possible to make an alternate titles crowner with only one option? I still haven't been able to think up any names other than Late To The Realization, and no one else has come up with any suggestions either.

edited 2nd Jul '14 12:45:24 AM by MrL1193

19 Willbyr2nd Jul 2014 01:50:58 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] That would be a decent suggestion.
It rolls off the tongue better, although it could be confused with Late to the Punchline so IDK. Only Just Understanding,Only Just Now Understanding, Realised Just Now, Only Realised Now, Just Dawned On Me, Just Dawned On Him, Delayed Understanding, Understood Comedically Late?

edited 2nd Jul '14 2:13:30 PM by rexpensive

I made a crowner with the suggestions. I think Just Dawned On Me might qualify as a Stock Phrase, though...

edited 4th Jul '14 2:30:24 PM by MrL1193

22 Willbyr4th Jul 2014 06:56:14 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Thanks; it's hooked and the thread title's adjusted to note.
Bump for votes. We've gotta pick something...
24 Shieldage10th Jul 2014 12:02:19 AM from Rice Fields, Northern California , Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
Shieldage
Last To Catch On, Last To Catch On In The Room, Last To Get The Joke - which does resemble Late to the Punchline... Hmm... This resembles Late to the Punchline but faster, able to include somber realizations, and with more savvy people present? General subset of Delayed Reaction...

Slowest Realization... He Who Laughs Last... Catches On But Not Quick... Longer To Ponder...

A pun on Dawning Realization or Snap Decision?

edited 10th Jul '14 9:12:27 AM by Shieldage

An off-beat suggestion: Why not pull the name from the page quote, and call it The Slow Thinker?

Alternative Titles: The Last Horse Crosses The Finish Line
4th Jul '14 2:18:44 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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