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January 30th, 2012
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Epiphany
One might think that a reasonably clever fellow, such as myself, with a penchant for wordplay, would take less than, oh, 25 years or so to realize that the title of Trading Places is a pun.

One would be wrong.

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From:nothings
Date:January 30th, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
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I didn't get it until somebody explained it to me on LJ.

Just now.

(Or maybe I got in once upon a time, and then forgot that I'd gotten? That sounds better.)
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From:elthar
Date:January 30th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
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I don't even know why exactly I was thinking about that movie while driving to work, but some synapse fired that never had before. "OHHHHHH"
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From:st_rev
Date:January 30th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
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...because they're traders? If that's a deliberate pun, it's a weak one.
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From:elthar
Date:January 30th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Because they're traders, and/or the climactic action occurs in a "trading place."

I have no idea whether the pun is deliberate, to be honest.
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From:nothings
Date:January 31st, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
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I'm sure it was intentional, but I think that's part of why it's easy to miss--because so little of the action actually involves trading or thinking of the participants as traders.
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