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Alternative Titles: Rid Me Of This Priest

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I Thought You Wanted To Be Rid Of Him

Pros:

  • Fairly clear.
  • Cannot be construed to include anything not included in the trope
  • Sums up the trope well.
  • Hints at the historical reference.

Cons:

  • Long
  • Implies the trope is about getting rid of people — possibly by killing the when that's not necessarily part of the trope.



I Thought I Was Doing You A Favor

Pros:

  • Perspective avoids the wish-or-order issue with the definition that other proposals seem to have.

Cons:


Mistaken For An Order

Pro:

  • Fits part of many examples of the trope: something someone says is mistaken for an order, even if they did not mean it as such.
Con:
  • Far broader than the actual trope is, which will invite misuse.
  • Doesn't indicate misfortune resulting from question.
  • Excludes significant part of the current trope: the rhetorical question needn't be mistaken for an order, and often isn't.
  • Loses color and cleverness of the historical reference.


Will No One Rid Me Of This Priest?

Pros:

  • Removes "turbulent" for easy recall.
  • It preserves the relevant historical reference and doesn't perpetuate Viewers Are Morons.
  • Is an example of the trope.

Cons:

  • Not concise.
  • Doesn't indicate rhetorical nature
  • Doesn't indicate misfortune resulting of question
  • The historical reference is famous as a murder — a mistaken order to kill is not necessarily part of the trope.


Will No One Rid Me Of This X?

Pro:

  • Removes "Priest" so that it doesn't get confused with Turbulent Priest.
  • It keeps enough of the historical reference that in theory it would satisfy the people who want it.

Con:

  • It still relies on the historical reference.
  • Not concise.
  • Doesn't indicate rhetorical nature
  • Doesn't indicate misfortune resulting of question





That Wasnt An Order (current redirect)














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Will No One Rid Me Of This Turbulent Priest?

Con:

  • Not concise.
  • Doesn't indicate rhetorical nature
  • Doesn't indicate misfortune resulting of question
  • Would have to be a ptitle.











Rhetorical Question Kill

Con: it reads as if the question or the trope are about kills, of which neither are.


Will Someone Rid Me Of This?

A fuller-but-not-full version of the Trope Namer that gets rid of the "priest" and the "troublesome".

Pro:

  • Doesn't involve "Priest"
  • Indicates question

Con:

  • It still relies on the historical reference.
  • Not concise.
  • Doesn't indicate rhetorical nature
  • Doesn't indicate misfortune resulting of question
  • Would have to be a ptitle.


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