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Oct 20th 2019 at 1:11:09 PM •••

Can we take out, or at least de-emphasize, the annoyance part of this trope? It seems like it should include things like using a person\'s title to remind others that the person in question has that title, or to show respect to the person being addressed. I had just assumed it included such cases until I read more carefully, and I\'ve seen a few other cases that look like others assumed the same. Otherwise, we\'d need a whole new trope just for that use, and not only would they overlap a lot, but I can\'t think of a name that wouldn\'t lead to confusion!

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Oct 21st 2019 at 4:07:11 AM •••

I don\'t think the annoyance aspect is overtly emphasized by the description, as is. It is merely mentioned as a particularly common variation, but not a requirement. In any case, tropes are flexible and the reasons you listed for insisting on a particular form of address are just as valid as \"to annoy the addressee\".

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