Follow TV Tropes

Discussion Main / EntitledToHaveYou

Go To

Mar 21st 2013 at 3:08:42 AM •••

The very title of this trope is wrong. "Entitled" means that someone is given a title, authority or rightful ownership of something. Some people however use it as if it meant the opposite, "someone is claiming to deserve something, although he doesn't". Like here.

I would bring this to TRS, but it's full as usual.

Hide/Show Replies
Mar 21st 2013 at 5:14:25 AM •••

Here it is being used as someone believing that they are entitled, hence the second person. The fact that they are not entitled to have someone is a granted, because I'm pretty sure most people on this site realize that you're never really "entitled" to have someone.

Oct 10th 2013 at 12:29:11 PM •••

Yeah, it's a fairly clear example of irony. I got it right away.

Jun 17th 2012 at 1:21:58 AM •••

I'm not sure how the proper way of doing this, but I fervently disagree with the following under "Web Original". For one thing, it's not a web phenomenon. More importantly, I disagree that it's an example of this trope.

  • This is generally what 'friendzone' memes come off as.

Hide/Show Replies
Jun 17th 2012 at 1:48:10 AM •••

^The proper way is to discuss here.

Jun 29th 2012 at 2:08:57 AM •••

...So how do I discuss? When do I get to edit the article?

This seems rather pointless.

Jun 29th 2012 at 2:23:30 AM •••

I don't know, but it's already a Zero Conext Example, so I took it out.

Telcontar MOD
Jun 29th 2012 at 6:56:12 AM •••

It's fine to take something out of the article at any point, as long as you give a brief explanation in your Edit Reason. If someone contests that or adds it again, then you're more likely to need the discussion page to sort out the disagreement and decide if it should be on the page and in what form. A Zero Context Example can always be pulled to the discussion page.

Jul 2nd 2012 at 4:25:44 AM •••

So, you can remove something from an article for any reason at all? Seems like a rule that's begging to be exploited.

Telcontar MOD
Jul 2nd 2012 at 7:08:24 AM •••

Any valid and objective reason that you explain. Edits can be and often are contested; if the reason isn't a good one, then the content will likely be readded. Otherwise, stuff that was wrong, bad, etc. would just accumulate.

Jun 3rd 2012 at 9:39:31 AM •••

This item became subject of an Edit War. Don't readd it without discussion. Also, Your Mileage May Vary is not to be linked anywhere.

  • If you're a man who's ever been rejected by the fairer sex. It's perfectly reasonable for someone with a lackluster love life to feel bad about it - that's not entitlement.

Jun 26th 2011 at 9:56:49 PM •••

Cut this:

  • Debated & Defied in Fiddler On The Roof: An early scene show Tevye's daughters envision (and accept) that Arranged Marriage will lead them to miserable lives with this trope as well as Domestic Abuse. And then Tevye go and marry one of them off to Lazar - a man who is older then himself and who he doesn't even like. The social structure itself is pulling this trope on her, demanding that she spend the rest of her life submitting sexually to a man she find repulsive. However, she stand up for herself, and the family patriarch choose to be merciful - which costs him a lot of prestige in the society they live in, with Lazar publicly humiliating him for it at her wedding.

As it's explained, this barely fits the trope. Tzeitel is the only one of the daughters who has one suitor already planned out for her — the others marry outside of their group but it's not like there's a man in the wings waiting for them. It phrases it more in terms of an arranged marriage, abhorrent admirer, what have you.

Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: