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    Default Re: Things you never noticed II: I never noticed the first thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MoonCat View Post
    No, not the concept, but the term I've never heard anywhere else. Ever.
    TV Tropes never pretended to be inventing anything, only repertorying already-existing tropes. Including for tropes name; if there's a widely-known term used, it will get preference. "Jumping the Shark", "Hanging a Lampshade", "Breaking the Fourth Wall"... all those are descriptive terms used in fiction for a while already.

    PS: In your case, please consult "Older Than They Think".
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