Misunderstanding

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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: I did not say that, but you didn't understand me
Related: Mutual Pining, Pining
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Misunderstanding is the term to explain when shipping is not understood and how this leads to comic or romantic misadventures, commonly related to pining or mutual pining, also involves friends to lovers and roommates au.

Usually one of the parties says or does something that is inevitably misinterpreted by the other party leading to situations that may or may not culminate in a happy ending, depending on the fanworker.