Main This Trope Name References Itself Discussion

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Soldancer
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07:50:40 AM Oct 19th 2015
Is the "dubious case" comment on Noun Verber meant to be an "official joke" or is it natter? I'm always a little hesitant to remove things on index pages like that, as the clarification is actually kind of funny.
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04:50:14 PM Oct 5th 2011
Could someone please explain how This Trope Name References Itself is an example of itself?
SomeRandomBastard
05:32:56 AM Dec 4th 2014
It's not, unless you use some messed up circular logic.
SeptimusHeap
09:24:24 AM Dec 4th 2014
Maybe the "This Trope Name..."?
GnomeTitan
07:31:42 AM Dec 5th 2014
Of course it is! To expand on Septimus's answer: Any text containing the words "this trope name" when talking about the trope's name is a reference to the name of the trope. The name of the trope is "This Trope Name References Itself", which contains those very words. This means that the trope's name is a reference to the trope's name. In other words, it references itself.

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