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8th Apr '17 10:19:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheScrewtapeLetters'', the humans that the demons are attempting to damn are referred to as "patients".

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* In ''TheScrewtapeLetters'', ''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters'', the humans that the demons are attempting to damn are referred to as "patients".
22nd Jan '17 5:08:53 PM SteveMB
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* After Creator/DonaldTrump's inauguration as President, his press secretary Sean Spicer complained that the media had underreported the turnout for the event. Claiming that turnout was actually much higher, he made several assertions that clearly did not gibe with the photographic and video records. Spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway explained that Spicer was presenting "alternative facts".
12th Jan '17 1:50:36 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': "I haven't shown you the hospitality you deserve. My king has married and I owe my new queen a wedding gift."
25th Oct '16 7:26:30 AM Eievie
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* ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' has its dystopian government having an "information retrieval" division. We would call information retrieval ColdBloodedTorture and the employees of the department [[TortureTechnician Torture Technicians]].

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* ''Film/{{Brazil}}'' has its dystopian government having an "information retrieval" division. We would call information retrieval ColdBloodedTorture and the employees of the department [[TortureTechnician Torture Technicians]].
{{Torture Technician}}s.



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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' is one of the Ur-Examples. While not actually a TropeNamer-- the phrase "Doublespeak" [[BeamMeUpScotty does not appear]] in the novel, though "doublethink" does (albeit with no relation)--it certainly brought the idea of using euphemisms to a new height. The Ministry of Peace is in charge of war; the Ministry of Truth is in charge of propaganda; the Ministry of Plenty is in charge of rationing; and the Ministry of Love is in charge of maintaining a climate of fear.

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* ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' is one of the Ur-Examples. While not actually a TropeNamer-- the TropeNamer--the phrase "Doublespeak" [[BeamMeUpScotty does not appear]] in the novel, though "doublethink" does (albeit with no relation)--it certainly brought the idea of using euphemisms to a new height. The Ministry of Peace is in charge of war; the Ministry of Truth is in charge of propaganda; the Ministry of Plenty is in charge of rationing; and the Ministry of Love is in charge of maintaining a climate of fear.






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--> '''Boss:''' Oh, and... perhaps you'd like to join me later for... a spot of light refreshment?
-->'''Henchman:''' (irritably) ''Do'' you mean anal sex?
-->'''Boss:''' Well, yes...
-->'''Henchman:''' Alright then.

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--> '''Boss:''' Oh, and... perhaps you'd like to join me later for... a spot of light refreshment?
-->'''Henchman:''' (irritably) ''Do'' you mean anal sex?
-->'''Boss:''' Oh, and… perhaps you'd like to join me later for… a spot of light refreshment?\\
'''Henchman:''' ''[irritably]'' '''Do''' you mean anal sex?\\
'''Boss:'''
Well, yes...
-->'''Henchman:'''
yes…\\
'''Henchman:'''
Alright then.






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11th Oct '16 5:55:36 AM Ulysses21
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* Sinjir in ''Literature/StarWarsAftermath'' was a Loyalty Officer for the Galactic Empire. His job was actually about weeding out ''disloyalty'', by torturing and killing those alleged to be disloyal, rather than about encouraging actual loyalty.
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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'''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.
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