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It's a fairly common practice in the wiki to make puns based on pre-existing trope titles. Outside of this wiki, this is called a "snowclone", where in a sentence "X is the new Y", anything the speaker wants to use can be substituted for X and Y.


The term "Snow Clone" originated on Language Log, from multiple examples of people claiming "[Culture X] has [Y] words for [concept Z.]" based on the statement that "Eskimos have 50 words for [50 types of] snow."

But very often, this new trope will have nothing whatsoever to do with its namesake. (And that's bad.)

The Title Bin was the place where silly wordplay used to go if it couldn't be justified by the trope description, as more creative ways of Naming a Trope should be used. It was eventually deleted as too few of the entries displayed any actual humor.

See also Everything's Worse with Snowclones for more reasons that you shouldn't name tropes this way.


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Alternative Title(s): Snowclone, Chekhovs Pun


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