Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, TROPE on the interwebs really refers to an often overused plot device. It can also be described as another variation on the same theme. TV shows, movies, comics, games, anime', & books are full of tropes & many rabid fan-sites now name & track said tropes with a self-explanatory title for each one.
Not all tropes are bad, until Hollywood gets stuck on one.
Q: Did you see "Brokeback Mountain"?
A: That film just used the "Bury Your Gays" trope to make it dramatic. You know, where a gay character has to always die in the story.
Girl: When is Hollywood gonna get tired of the "Friendly Neighborhood Vampire" trope?
Guy: I blame Angel & Spike.
Girl: I blame the Count on Sesame Street.
Guy: Nah, Count Chocula totally invented that scene.
Oh My Fucking Word
A definite throwback to the 80s when word
and phrases such as word to your mother
and word up
Generally used to express shock, dismay, or dislike by people 10-30 years old during the period from 1980-1989.
Did you hear that speech by Pat Robertson at the RNC last night on TV?
OMFW! Was he for real? (people alive in the 80s will understand)
To update a person's status on a social networking site without their knowledge. Usually done while the person has left their phone or computer unattended.
Combines the words status & hijack.
The word was invented by my friend Meredith after her son Carson had updated her facebook status, yet again, to make fun of his sister Cassidy while Meredith was out of the room.
Meredith returned from the kitchen to find Carson had statjacked her facebook profile, again. It now read "Carson is the BEST!!!! He's my favorite child."
Mother Texting Firetrucker - an expletive phrase created by Winona for her mother Helena in response to her constant use of chatspeak to text, comment on facebook, & other social networks like a teenager despite being 45 years old. It employs the use of the firetruck
word in lieu of the more inflammatory word created when one drops the "iretr" from the middle of "firetruck".
Helena: lolz! ur funny! cu l8r, k?