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11th Jan '16 11:32:41 AM Premonition45
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*** Also, the references to "coke". At the time it was widely used to refer to as a derivative of coal, but nowadays "coke" usually refers to either Coca-Cola or cocaine. The latter interpretation makes Haddock's shocked reaction to Tintin's question if their ship is carrying any coke look particularly hilarious.
31st Oct '15 4:30:15 PM nombretomado
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* There are old ''[[TheBeano Beano]]'' comic strips called Little Dead-Eye Dick and Cocky Dick (Cock and Dick both being contemporary British slang for penis) . Also in an old Bash Street Kids strip Smiffy points at a stuffed lion which Danny has stuffed his head into and says "What a big pussy!" (Pussy is slang for vagina, but can be used to describe a coward. It was also a common British term for cat, which is the more likely meaning here...).
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* There are old ''[[TheBeano ''[[ComicBook/TheBeano Beano]]'' comic strips called Little Dead-Eye Dick and Cocky Dick (Cock and Dick both being contemporary British slang for penis) . Also in an old Bash Street Kids strip Smiffy points at a stuffed lion which Danny has stuffed his head into and says "What a big pussy!" (Pussy is slang for vagina, but can be used to describe a coward. It was also a common British term for cat, which is the more likely meaning here...).
24th Sep '15 6:09:39 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DCComics, Speedy (GreenArrow's Ward) once points out "Y'see, my straight friends and I no longer had anything in common." He means "Y'see, my non-drug-taking friends and I no longer had anything in common." The sentence can be converted to modern vernacular, though, if you tack "-edge" onto the end of "straight"; maybe future printings will take advantage of this. His name didn't escape many people, either.
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* In Creator/DCComics, Speedy (GreenArrow's (ComicBook/GreenArrow's Ward) once points out "Y'see, my straight friends and I no longer had anything in common." He means "Y'see, my non-drug-taking friends and I no longer had anything in common." The sentence can be converted to modern vernacular, though, if you tack "-edge" onto the end of "straight"; maybe future printings will take advantage of this. His name didn't escape many people, either.
12th Jun '15 11:12:33 PM Kid
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* Lampshaded in this [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=416:starman-feels-a-bit-too-strongly-about-his-rod&catid=32:seduction-index&Itemid=36 example.]] Though it made it onto the "Seduction of the Innocent Page" (a collection of examples of this trope, [[ThatsWhatSheSaid the last panel]] winks at the audience.
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* Lampshaded in this [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=416:starman-feels-a-bit-too-strongly-about-his-rod&catid=32:seduction-index&Itemid=36 example.]] Though it made it onto the "Seduction of the Innocent Page" (a collection of examples of this trope, trope), [[ThatsWhatSheSaid the last panel]] winks at the audience.
12th Jun '15 11:05:29 PM Kid
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* In 1942, Gardner Fox and Howard Purcell created a swashbuckling hero who battled evil from beyond the grave. His name? ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Ghost The Gay Ghost.]]'' He reappeared in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' as a resident of Comic Book Limbo, where he said he didn't want to be brought back because of the redefining of the word "gay." He was later brought back anyway, but as ''The GRIM Ghost.'' In his inaugural story, the word "queer" comes up several times, and his ability to possess the bodies of the living is described as "the power to enter men's bodies". (Via ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-absurd-superhero-names-all-time/ The 5 Most Absurd Superhero Names of All-Time]])
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* In 1942, Gardner Fox and Howard Purcell created a swashbuckling hero who battled evil from beyond the grave. His name? ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Ghost The Gay Ghost.]]'' He reappeared in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''Comicbook/AnimalMan'' as a resident of Comic Book Limbo, where he said he didn't want to be brought back because of the redefining of the word "gay." He was later brought back anyway, but as ''The GRIM Ghost.'' In his inaugural story, the word "queer" comes up several times, and his ability to possess the bodies of the living is described as "the power to enter men's bodies". (Via ''Website/{{Cracked}}'''s [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-most-absurd-superhero-names-all-time/ The 5 Most Absurd Superhero Names of All-Time]])All-Time]].)
12th Jun '15 10:55:44 PM Kid
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** The Romans from the Asterix books frequently have 'orgies', in the old sense of 'rowdy indulgent party' (one hopes)
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** The Romans from the Asterix books frequently have 'orgies', in the old sense of 'rowdy indulgent party' (one hopes)hopes).
8th Jun '15 5:24:54 PM Kadorhal
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* An infamous cover for ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Betty and Me]]'' featured a [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=310:the-things-archie-will-do-to-get-a-girl&catid=32:seduction-index&Itemid=36 questionable choice in terminology about how to fend off other suitors]]. The meaning the [[TroperDemographics average troper]] would be most familiar with for these terms came about around the same time this comic was made, though, so it probably still counts due to that [[MostWritersAreAdults writer-reader age gap]].
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* An infamous cover for ''[[Franchise/ArchieComics Betty and Me]]'' featured a [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=310:the-things-archie-will-do-to-get-a-girl&catid=32:seduction-index&Itemid=36 [[http://www.superdickery.com/the-things-archie-will-do-to-get-a-girl/ questionable choice in terminology about how to fend off other suitors]]. The meaning the [[TroperDemographics average troper]] would be most familiar with for these terms came about around the same time this comic was made, though, so it probably still counts due to that [[MostWritersAreAdults writer-reader age gap]].
12th May '15 2:12:01 PM nombretomado
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* In a [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' story, Diana calls her boss to ask for the day off because "last night's party was--er--strenuous!" He responds: "Certainly, my dear! You must have had a gay time!"
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* In a [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] ''Franchise/WonderWoman'' story, Diana calls her boss to ask for the day off because "last night's party was--er--strenuous!" He responds: "Certainly, my dear! You must have had a gay time!"
25th Feb '15 8:15:01 AM Greenygal
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That one's Photoshop.
* There is a screencap of an old Avengers comic that points out that Marvel has been around so long, the phrase "solid dick" used to mean "talking straight to the point" -->'''Iron Man:''' Let me tell you Cap, I think you need some solid dick from your old pal Iron Man. -->'''Captain America:''' Maybe I do, metal head, maybe I do.
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* There is a screencap of an old Avengers comic that points out that Marvel has been around so long, the phrase "solid dick" used to mean "talking straight to the point" -->'''Iron Man:''' Let me tell you Cap, I think you need some solid dick from your old pal Iron Man. -->'''Captain America:''' Maybe I do, metal head, maybe I do.
1st Feb '15 1:50:41 PM 10-13-2
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* There's a line in Catman's ''Who's Who'' entry about "the cat fetish he acquired in Africa". In proper context, it's easy to tell that the subject is a totem carving of a cat that he picked up while he was in Africa. Outside of that context or to the casual reader is another story.
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* There's a line in Catman's ''Who's Who'' entry about "the cat fetish he acquired in Africa". In proper context, it's easy to tell that the subject is a totem carving of a cat that he picked up while he was in Africa. Outside of that context or to the casual reader is another story. (The original meaning comes from Portuguese, meaning that in Portugal, Brazil or Angola the reference wouldn't be quite so naughty.)
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