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Rasalas: I'm trying to figure out the key points to this trope. Here's some thoughts (assuming Bob is using the code word on Alice):

  1. The code word might need to be generic, and therefore is probably about Bob himself, suggesting that he's sensitive, wealthy, etc.
  2. Alice needs to fall for it, or Bob at least needs to legitimately expect Alice to fall for it. The reaction is what makes it funny.
It seems like a "romantic" statement of minimal quality producing an exaggerated effect for comedy.

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