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Basic Trope: Someone tries to use Two Words: Added Emphasis, but gets the number of words wrong.

  • Straight: While reviewing Snark Bait: The Game, Carl the Caustic Critic says "Two words: This. Game. Sucks."
  • Exaggerated: "Two words: This game is a fucking awful piece of shit."
  • Downplayed: "Four words: The gameplay stinks." Carl kind of pronounces "game play" as two separate words.
  • Justified:
    • Carl is The Ditz.
    • Carl was going to say "Two words: This. Sucks.", and accidentally added another word.
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  • Inverted: "Twenty-three words: This game is a fucking awful piece of shit which I will never play ever again and I do not recommend to anyone."
  • Subverted: "I have two words about Hornet Hole: Im-possible... garbage"
  • Double Subverted: "...that sucks."
  • Parodied: "Wrong word count: something I was supposed to emphasize."
  • Zig Zagged: Carl says "Four words: They weren't even trying", but later uses "Four words: I wasn't ready". Both can be considered correct, but under different methods of counting.
  • Averted:
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Whoops... 'Two words: This. Game. Sucks.'... did I really say that? Two words: I can't count."
  • Invoked: Dana distracts Carl to make him mess up the word count.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: "Two words- no, I need more words than that."
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  • Discussed: "This can be summed up in twelve words... gosh, I hope I didn't miscount them. That'd be embarrassing."
  • Conversed: ???
  • Played For Drama: Carl struggles with innumeracy.

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