History DoubleEntendre / Literature

23rd Jan '17 1:58:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' contains this gem: "Mr. Collins, awkward and solemn, apologising instead of attending, and often moving wrong without being aware of it, gave her all the shame and misery which a disagreeable partner for a couple of dances can give. The moment of her release from him was ecstasy."
* ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'', the title of which is a double entendre itself, is full of these, usually missed by the speaker, but noticed the character Kimberlee.
* ''DaisyMiller'' is full of these, such as Daisy constantly remarking how "stiff" Winterbourne is in her presence, and Winterbourne's acquaintances using "studying at Geneva" as a code for something else entirely...

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* ''PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' contains this gem: "Mr. Collins, awkward and solemn, apologising instead of attending, and often moving wrong without being aware of it, gave her all the shame and misery which a disagreeable partner for a couple of dances can give. The moment of her release from him was ecstasy."
* ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'', ''Literature/SonOfTheBeach'', the title of which is a double entendre itself, is full of these, usually missed by the speaker, but noticed the character Kimberlee.
* ''DaisyMiller'' ''Literature/DaisyMiller'' is full of these, such as Daisy constantly remarking how "stiff" Winterbourne is in her presence, and Winterbourne's acquaintances using "studying at Geneva" as a code for something else entirely...



* ''LemonySnicketTheUnauthorizedAutobiography'' is filled with the non-sexual version, though no less adult. Mr. Snicket is often described as a "theatrical critic, in all senses of the phrase".

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* ''LemonySnicketTheUnauthorizedAutobiography'' ''Literature/LemonySnicketTheUnauthorizedAutobiography'' is filled with the non-sexual version, though no less adult. Mr. Snicket is often described as a "theatrical critic, in all senses of the phrase".
6th Jan '17 8:11:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Harry enters the ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' to find Ginny, [[spoiler:his future wife]]. And has to fight a [[BiggusDickus giant snake]] with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything legendary sword]]. He ends the episode by flying out of a deep shaft, with Ginny [[FreudWasRight hanging on to his leg]].

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** Harry enters the ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'' to find Ginny, [[spoiler:his future wife]]. And has to fight a [[BiggusDickus giant snake]] with a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything legendary sword]]. He ends the episode by flying out of a deep shaft, with Ginny [[FreudWasRight hanging on to his leg]].leg.



* From the Literature/InheritanceCycle - Roran prefers to fight with a hammer, and so is nicknamed "Stronghammer". Before you start giggling, remember that any weapon in any work is going to be a [[FreudWasRight double entendre waiting to happen.]] That said, during the battle at the climax of the series, Roran finds himself unarmed. Noticing this, the enemy commander Lord Barst refers to him as "Lackhammer". Subtle.

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* From the Literature/InheritanceCycle - Roran prefers to fight with a hammer, and so is nicknamed "Stronghammer". Before you start giggling, remember that any weapon in any work is going to be a [[FreudWasRight double entendre waiting to happen.]] happen. That said, during the battle at the climax of the series, Roran finds himself unarmed. Noticing this, the enemy commander Lord Barst refers to him as "Lackhammer". Subtle.
22nd Oct '16 2:50:02 PM Xtifr
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* A non-sexual example: ''TheMostDangerousGame''. A story about a hunter who grows tired of hunting animals, so he kidnaps people and sets them loose in a jungle for the purpose of hunting them. The ''title'' in this case is the double entendre. One meaning is that the actual sport of hunting is the most dangerous game to play, but the other meaning is that humans are the most dangerous game to hunt. (And therefore the most challenging according to the hunter's logic.)

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* A non-sexual example: ''TheMostDangerousGame''. "Literature/TheMostDangerousGame". A short story about a hunter who grows tired of hunting animals, so he kidnaps people and sets them loose in a jungle for the purpose of hunting them. The ''title'' in this case is the double entendre. One meaning is that the actual sport of hunting is the most dangerous game to play, but the other meaning is that humans are the most dangerous game to hunt. (And therefore the most challenging according to the hunter's logic.)
8th Jun '16 10:32:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* Another non-sexual example is PercyByssheShelley's famous poem, "Ozymandias" in which on a shattered ruins of a colossal statue, the inscription reads:

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* Another non-sexual example is PercyByssheShelley's Creator/PercyByssheShelley's famous poem, "Ozymandias" in which on a shattered ruins of a colossal statue, the inscription reads:
12th Feb '16 7:50:00 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--> "You got there ahead of me... You usually did..."
12th Feb '16 7:46:48 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** The witches aren't alone with this. Mustrum Ridcully calls the University organ "Our Mighty Organ"). Much to the dismay of the rest of the wizards.

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** The witches aren't alone with this. Mustrum Ridcully calls the University organ "Our Mighty Organ").Organ". Much to the dismay of the rest of the wizards.
30th Dec '15 8:15:20 AM Kitchen90
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** She appears later during a town meeting. When the mayor asks if the meeting is really expected to swallow the ZanyScheme cooked up by the leads, she announces she'll "swallow it with pleasure." Pooley thinks, "Here we go again. Film/CarryOn Up The Council Chamber."

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** She appears later during a town meeting. When the mayor asks if the meeting is really expected to swallow the ZanyScheme cooked up by the leads, she announces she'll "swallow it with pleasure." Pooley thinks, "Here we go again. Film/CarryOn ''Film/CarryOn [[ShoutOut Up The the]] Council Chamber.Chamber''."
7th Oct '15 11:20:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SonOfTheBeach'', the title of which is a double entendre itself, is full of these, usually missed by the speaker, but noticed the character Kimberlee.

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* ''SonOfTheBeach'', ''Series/SonOfTheBeach'', the title of which is a double entendre itself, is full of these, usually missed by the speaker, but noticed the character Kimberlee.
4th Oct '15 8:57:27 AM LadyJafaria
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** In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', a double entendre is made by ''Vetinari'' of all people. When Glenda goes to see him, Drumknott introduces her by saying "A woman is here to see you. She has a complaint. She is a maid." He ''means'' that she is a servant, and has a complaint which may or may not be related, but Vetinari, [[LiteralistSnarking probably intentionally]], thinks he means that her complaint is that she is unmarried, and replies, "Tell her I can't help her with that. Has she tried using a different perfume?"
13th Jul '15 1:53:16 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Charles Chestnutt's "The Wife of His Youth"--essentially an extended TakeThat to mixed-race social climbers in the early 20th century who attempted to distance themselves from their Black ancestry--features a social organization of mixed-race Americans who call themselves "The Blue Veins Society". In-story, they're said to have adopted the name because [[ButNotTooBlack they only accept members if their skin is fair enough that they can see the veins in their wrists]]. Considering the context, though, there's a second meaning: they're a society of social climbers who will do absolutely anything to appear "blue-blooded"--as in "wealthy and well-bred".
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