Talk:Aesop

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RfV for the common-noun sense "The moral (usually at or near the end) of a piece of literature or film." — Really? — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 15:47, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

TV Tropes uses this term, but it's quite possible that the term originated there and hasn't (yet) caught on. I'm not seeing anything durably archived for it. —RuakhTALK 16:55, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
Here's something, but in quotation marks, and with a meaning more like "a story containing a moral" rather than "a moral":
  • 2001, Keith Scott, The Moose That Roared: The Story of Jay Ward, Bill Scott, a Flying Squirrel, and a Talking Moose, page 152–3:
    General Mills wanted a new cartoon element, so an additional 13 "Aesops" were commissioned,
    [...]
    Jenkyns explained, "I'd written an 'Aesop' about a cat and a hen who fall in love; NBC had script approval, I guess, and someone there told us this was tantamount to doing a story about interracial marriage. Anyway, Jay told them they were being ridiculous and that my script was funny. It went to air."
The time period written about is ~1960. — Beobach 21:47, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
No, in that book it actually means "(proper noun) Aesop and Son, or (common noun) an episode thereof"; see [[w:The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show#Supporting features]]. —RuakhTALK 22:30, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
I did actually first see the term on TV Tropes. It could be specific to that site. Aside: Does "the Aesop of [region]" merit a sense, or is that just a logical extension of the person Aesop? — lexicógrafa | háblame — 22:12, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense/section removed. —RuakhTALK 03:12, 12 January 2011 (UTC)