10:52:00 PM Aug 7th 2011
This seems poorly named. 'Commonplace rare' sounds more like finding an original Leonardo da Vinci sketch on every streetcorner, but all the examples are things that should be common being very rare. 'Rare Commonplace' would be more accurate...
02:40:21 AM Jan 6th 2012
I vote for "Rare Commonplace", I had the exact impression of this trope as you did.
11:21:36 PM Apr 7th 2014
Feel free to propose this in the Trope Repair Shop, but I would note that without demonstrating a problem that would warrant a rename, it won't be approved.