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13th Aug '16 10:18:38 AM trentongm
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** Orwell expanded his thoughts on this in his essay "Politics and the English Language", where he claimed that euphemisms and flowery language was a way for people to hide bad intentions and legitimize immoral actions.
12th Jun '16 4:22:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The source of the quote at the top of the page: Frank Nitti in ''The Untouchables'' uses the above line to threaten Eliot Ness.

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* The source of the quote at the top of the page: Frank Nitti in ''The Untouchables'' ''Film/TheUntouchables'' uses the above line to threaten Eliot Ness.
12th Jun '16 4:21:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** Similarly, Léon the assassin in ''Film/TheProfessional'' refers to himself as a "cleaner". Mathilda sees right through his words and asks him to teach her to "clean" also.

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** Similarly, * Léon the assassin in ''Film/TheProfessional'' refers to himself as a "cleaner". Mathilda sees right through his words and asks him to teach her to "clean" also.
12th Jun '16 4:21:29 AM Morgenthaler
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** Similarly, Léon the assassin in ''Film/TheProfessional'' refers to himself as a "cleaner". Mathilda sees right through his words and asks him to teach her to "clean" also.

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** Similarly, Léon the assassin in ''Film/TheProfessional'' refers to himself as a "cleaner". Mathilda sees right through his words and asks him to teach her to "clean" also.



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'''Louie:''' I thought you meant ‘hot-sync’ it. You know how it is with us, everything means kill!

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'''Louie:''' I thought you meant ‘hot-sync’ �hot-sync� it. You know how it is with us, everything means kill!



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12th Jun '16 3:29:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in TheSimpsons with future president Lisa's "temporary refund adjustment," which Bart inadvertently reveals on national TV to be a tax hike; nobody could figure it out otherwise.
** Also parodied in a recent TreehouseOfHorror episode, where, in a ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'' parody, Bart and Lisa agree to "prank" each others' teachers, and "ding-dong-ditch" them. Of course, by prank Bart means kill, and by ding-dong-ditch he means throw the ding-dong in a ditch.

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* Parodied in TheSimpsons WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons with future president Lisa's "temporary refund adjustment," which Bart inadvertently reveals on national TV to be a tax hike; nobody could figure it out otherwise.
** Also parodied in a recent TreehouseOfHorror WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episode, where, in a ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'' parody, Bart and Lisa agree to "prank" each others' teachers, and "ding-dong-ditch" them. Of course, by prank Bart means kill, and by ding-dong-ditch he means throw the ding-dong in a ditch.
30th Apr '16 5:16:48 AM LordInsane
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* The Morag Tong operatives from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' do not commit murders: they perform Honorable Executions. However, given that they are the high-class, honorable [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]] in contrast to the gangly, thuggish Cammona Tong and the treacherous Dark Brotherhood, they do manage to keep a higher moral ground.

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* The Morag Tong operatives from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' do not commit murders: they perform Honorable Executions. However, given that they are the high-class, honorable [[ProfessionalKiller assassins]] in contrast to the gangly, thuggish Cammona Tong and the treacherous Dark Brotherhood, they do manage to keep a higher moral ground.ground (and technically, the Morag Tong do not usually murder -- they're legally ''allowed'' to pursue their Writs of Execution, as a flip side to the strict restrictions on who and when writs can be granted for, though they do sometimes dabble in illegal writs).
12th Mar '16 4:50:37 AM MrCandle
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** Actually, the Ministry of Love's role is fitting with it's name: it's role is to make sure people love Big Brother

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** Actually, the Ministry of Love's role is fitting with it's its name: it's its role is to make sure people love Big Brother
1st Feb '16 10:32:07 PM NewBob123
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* At one point, a Canadian newspaper reported on an escaped prisoner; taking this trope perhaps a ''tad'' too seriously, the article never used the word 'escape' -- instead, the inmate 'voluntarily absented himself'. The article went to great pains to use a variation of that wording whenever 'escape' might have been used.
2nd Jan '16 6:10:14 PM nombretomado
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* In SonsOfAnarchy, the characters refer to murder as "meeting Mr. Mayhem."

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* In SonsOfAnarchy, ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy'', the characters refer to murder as "meeting Mr. Mayhem."
14th Jul '15 12:19:56 PM ironballs16
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* The point of [[ReadTheFinePrint Legalese]] is to reduce the chance of this happening. Unfortunately, it's not that difficult to accidentally omit a key word or phrase that results in rampant LoopholeAbuse.
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