Just For Fun TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Vocabulary Discussion

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01:02:08 PM Jan 12th 2018
The passage 'The most evident symptom of this is the word "trope" itself, which is not commonly used outside of this site' does not belong here. 'Speaking Tropinese' means using a specific phrases that have very precise meaning, and thus 'Tropinese' can be construe as a type of an idiolect. The term 'trope' is not popular because it is a scientific term limited to the field of narrative art theory (literature, theater, cinema etc.). So, this word is pretty much known by anyone with any high school education, although tend to be quickly forgotten.

Sure, many languages do not have an equivalent of the word 'trope' but they usually adopt the loanword 'trope', usually from Latin.
05:55:06 PM Jan 22nd 2012
My vice is referring to "lampshading" some thing.
01:31:50 AM Jul 8th 2011
This Bohemian vocabulary is the hell of rhetoric and the paradise of neologism ~ Henri Murger

(only because we don't have a quotes page)
07:03:42 PM Jan 20th 2011
Could we please have a little list for maybe, most commonly used tropes and then the 'real world' phrases to describe them? Please? So my English teacher can stop looking at me weird.
10:56:20 PM Jul 25th 2012
I had to re-do my summer english homework because i analyzed a novel with tropes. And my teacher isn't a troper.
09:50:06 PM Dec 21st 2010
Does anyone think it would be a good idea for a "TV Tropes will enrich your vocabulary" page (like 'TV tropes will ruin your life' has an '...enrich your life' page). For example I've used "Poe's Law" to explain that Spinal Tap were a parody to people who hadn't seen the film.
07:56:21 AM Jun 11th 2011
11:53:03 AM Jul 27th 2010
Since this page has was made, Troupe is now #22998 Ahead of Brightened, but behind Thresholds.

Do you think the page is worth updating with this information? (PS, what do you want to bet that the reason for the large increase in its # is because of TV troupes?
06:05:50 AM Jul 7th 2010
edited by LooneyToons
Out of sheer perversity, I move that we immediately find tropes for all the bogus trope names in the Something Awful.com quote. They're too good not to use.
05:45:46 AM May 22nd 2011
edited by Kastorr
I second that, particulary Germany Fits in My Pocket. Alternate name for Hammerspace perhaps?

(Pardon me, I edited to repair the formatting)
11:15:54 AM Mar 7th 2010
This site's use of postmodern/post-structuralist analytic vocabulary (e.g. "deconstruction", and "subversion") is entirely consistent with contemporary usage. While these terms originated in formal literary criticism, they are now applied with similar meanings (essentially the ones used here) in any postmodern analysis of many disciplines; this is not particularly surprising if one agrees with the postmodern position that cultural discourse(s) is(are) the site(s) of the production of meaning and understanding, with literary analysis being a formalized analysis of the sub-set of that discourse that is consciously recognized as such.

As for "trope", I've also seen this meaning in extensive usage in contemporary art-analysis (my specific focus is literature, but my classes tend to incorporate other forms of "texts" as well e.g. film, television, etc.). In fact, I've even seen "cultural tropes" described in sociological and anthropological material, used as an unmarked replacement for "conventions" (essentially, the term describes the super-set of "norms", to allow for description of a common set of behaviors/practices that are not normative; all norms are tropes, but not all tropes are norms). This is not to be confused with memes, which describe thoughts, beliefs, and knowledge.

I think the mea culpa can probably be removed, or potentially struck-through and amended with a phrase proclaiming how THIS SITE'S usages have pervaded the culture. :-P
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