Wednesday, January 6, 2010


You know what's a new word that everyone seems to be using all of a sudden? Trope

I, too, am guilty of this recent faddish overuse.

It's what 'awesome' was to 1981. Or 'paradigm' to 1991.

Could it be? This word I keep using? It doesn't mean what I think it means?



Crucis said...

That's a new one for me. How about using in context? I have no idea what it may mean.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

The Westerner taking up with the noble savages and becoming their leader like in Avatar, Dances with Wolves, Ferngulley, Last Samurai, Pocohantas, and A Man Called Horse is a trope.

Unobtanium is a SciFi trope, aka "Hand Waving" Used in many movies and books.

Which 3 guns do you take if you had to go back in time to 1800 is a gunnie trope, maybe.

In Star Trek, the Red Shirt is a trope.

Shotgun blast that knock you off your feet, back 12 feet, and through a plate glass window is a trope.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Ooo, check out THIS:

TV Tropes

Ian Argent said...

That's weaponized wiki right there. Forget losing hours; you'll ask what WEEK it is when you're done with a wander. Assuming you didn't kill yourself with the ROFLMAO

Rob De Witt said...

"Trope" is what people mean when they say "meme."