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8th Jun '17 12:17:13 AM Alvin
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* There's one where a man and his friend are changing clothes at the gym. The friend asks "How long have you worn a bra?". The man replies "Ever since the wife found it in the jockey box.".
2nd Jun '17 1:07:55 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's story "If This Goes On", the protagonist is advised to conceal [[LaResistance resistance]] secrets by using a code that makes them look like notes for an illicit gambling system. Thus, if the notes are discovered, there will be a credible explanation for why they were hidden and the protagonist will draw only minor punishment.

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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's story "If This Goes On", "Literature/IfThisGoesOn", the protagonist is advised to conceal [[LaResistance resistance]] secrets by using a code that makes them look like notes for an illicit gambling system. Thus, if the notes are discovered, there will be a credible explanation for why they were hidden and the protagonist will draw only minor punishment.
17th May '17 12:07:57 AM PeaceAndLove
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11th May '17 11:38:14 PM dunicha
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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father, Laban. Whithout Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of her father's household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father, Laban. Whithout Without Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of her father's household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.



* There's a joke about a man covering up his gambling problem by smearing lipstick over his face so that his wife tinks he "just" cheats on her.

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* There's a joke about a man covering up his gambling problem by smearing lipstick over his face so that his wife tinks thinks he "just" cheats on her.
11th May '17 4:24:02 PM Dreadjaws
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* A subversion occurs in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''. Bender is watching a cooking show on TV and Leela enters the room, so he quickly turns it off. When Leela asks if that was a cooking show he claims it was porn. Subverted because Bender is not the kind who would be embarrased to be caught watching porn.
22nd Jan '17 2:24:00 PM SashaHoneypalm
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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father, Laban. Whitout Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of his father household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Jacob and Rachel flee from Rachel's father, Laban. Whitout Whithout Jacob's knowledge Rachel steals some of his father her father's household idols as they go. Laban catches up to them and demands to search their tents for the idols. Rachel sits on top of them and when Laban gets to her tent and tells her to move, she claims that "the manner of women" is upon her, so she can't get up. Laban believes her and leaves.
31st Dec '16 8:31:59 PM Xtifr
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* British mathematican & Codebreaker Creator/AlanTuring was briefly engaged with fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke. He eventually broke the engagement because he was gay and didnít want to force her to live in a love-less marriage, but he could of course not give that reason to his friends and co-workers. So he explained his reason for the breakup was, of all things, that he had had an dream where Joan wasnít accepted by his family.

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* British mathematican mathematician & Codebreaker Creator/AlanTuring UsefulNotes/AlanTuring was briefly engaged with fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke. He eventually broke the engagement because he was gay and didnít want to force her to live in a love-less marriage, but he could of course not give that reason to his friends and co-workers. So he explained his reason for the breakup was, of all things, that he had had an dream where Joan wasnít accepted by his family.
19th Dec '16 4:43:38 PM talltalltree
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* In ''The Most Incredible Work of Literature in the Entire Cosmos'' (a parody of ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]]''), three of Frig's friends are standing guard outside her house to make sure an alien leader doesn't find her. When he does show up and asks why they're there, the girls claim they're prostitutes who were hired to go to the house.



* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'', Barbara's forced to stay in a weight loss clinic while everyone back home believes she's been sent away to have an illegitimate baby. Although this would be considered hugely shameful for the time period, her well-to-do family believes it's less embarrassing than her morbid obesity.

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* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'', Barbara's forced to stay in a weight loss clinic while everyone back home believes she's been on the excuse of being sent away to have an illegitimate baby. Although this would be considered hugely shameful for the time period, her well-to-do family believes it's less embarrassing than her morbid obesity.
19th Dec '16 4:35:36 PM talltalltree
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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage", Agatha and James need to investigate an detox clinic. James introduces Agatha as a raging alcoholic who entire life is a tissue of lies.

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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage", Agatha and James need to investigate an a detox clinic. James introduces Agatha as a raging alcoholic who whose entire life is a tissue of lies.lies.
* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'', Barbara's forced to stay in a weight loss clinic while everyone back home believes she's been sent away to have an illegitimate baby. Although this would be considered hugely shameful for the time period, her well-to-do family believes it's less embarrassing than her morbid obesity.
22nd Oct '16 2:26:59 AM foxley
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* ''Series/AgathaRaisin'': In "Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage", Agatha and James need to investigate an detox clinic. James introduces Agatha as a raging alcoholic who entire life is a tissue of lies.
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