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9th Feb '16 8:57:29 AM Prfnoff
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** ''Theatre/TheBibleTheCompleteWordOfGodAbridged'' naturally brings this in:
--->'''Nim''': I thought I knew you, Caphtorim.\\
'''Caphtorim''': You never really knew me. But Shem knows me two, three, even four times a night.
16th Jan '16 10:44:05 PM nombretomado
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** Gary Larson was forced to remove the word "dork" from one of his ''TheFarSide'' cartoons when his editor informed him that it meant "penis." He'd never heard of that meaning and looked it up in a slang dictionary to confirm it.

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** Gary Larson was forced to remove the word "dork" from one of his ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoons when his editor informed him that it meant "penis." He'd never heard of that meaning and looked it up in a slang dictionary to confirm it.
27th Dec '15 10:51:36 AM nombretomado
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** "In the Biblical sense" is an idiom in modern day Hebrew. Used also in ''SisterAct''.

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** "In the Biblical sense" is an idiom in modern day Hebrew. Used also in ''SisterAct''.''Film/SisterAct''.
4th Dec '15 8:56:13 PM FF32
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** Creator/JackChick used this in one of his tracts about the tale of Sodom and Gommorah, with a side of DontExplainTheJoke

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** Creator/JackChick [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Jack Chick]] used this in one of his tracts about the tale of Sodom and Gommorah, with a side of DontExplainTheJoke
30th Nov '15 10:50:42 AM bravo104
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*** It's also used for symbolism regarding house Baratheon, whose sigil is [[AnimalMotifs is a stag.]] Robert Baratheon's wife Cersei [[spoiler: cheats on him with her own brother]], Renly Baratheon's wife Margaery [[spoiler: eventually marries two of his rivals, Joffrey and Tommen; Renly himself cheats on Margaery with her brother Loras, but she doesn't seem to mind too much.]] Stannis's wife Selyse doesn't cheat on him at all, but the Lannisters create propaganda saying she did.
30th Oct '15 3:28:29 PM Galacton
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The inverse trope to HaveAGayOldTime. Due to changes in vocabulary over time, something that originally was supposed to be DoubleEntendre-laden can often sound perfectly straightforward--or sometimes incomprehensible--to modern ears.

Creator/{{Shakespeare}} is probably the most common exemplar of this trope, both because he wrote [[TheRenaissance a long time ago]] and because he had a filthy streak wider than the [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Queen's]] farthingale. There was also no such thing as a "sensitive" listener who could not stand to hear a dirty joke in his day (except the Puritans, but they considered theatre itself to be sinful, so Shakespeare never seemed to keep their tastes in mind). The Queen's (and later King's) censors cared more about sedition and blasphemy than about sexual or scatological humor. This is how the [[IncrediblyLamePun awful puns]] in ''Henry V'' were allowed to be used while seemingly mild oaths like "Gadzooks" (God's hooks, or the nails that held Jesus to the cross) were banned.

''Nunnery'' meant both a convent for nuns and was an UnusualEuphemism for a brothel.[[note]]Because a common occurrence in Shakespeare's time and earlier was that, often, a nunnery convent ''would'' be pretty much a brothel in disguise, usually with the ''monks and priests'' taking sexual advantage of the women there.[[/note]] [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Now you know]]. For situations about women actually entering a convent, see TakingTheVeil and/or LockedAwayInAMonastery.

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The inverse trope to HaveAGayOldTime. Due to changes in vocabulary over time, something that originally was supposed to be raunchy and DoubleEntendre-laden can often sound perfectly straightforward--or sometimes incomprehensible--to modern ears.

Creator/{{Shakespeare}} is probably the most common exemplar of this trope, both because he wrote [[TheRenaissance a long time ago]] and because he had a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar filthy streak streak]] wider than the [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Queen's]] farthingale. There was also no such thing as a "sensitive" listener who could not stand to hear a dirty joke in his day (except the Puritans, but they considered theatre itself to be sinful, so Shakespeare never seemed to keep their tastes in mind). The Queen's (and later King's) censors cared more about sedition and blasphemy than about sexual or scatological humor. This is how the [[IncrediblyLamePun awful puns]] in ''Henry V'' were allowed to be used while seemingly mild oaths like "Gadzooks" (God's hooks, or the nails that held Jesus to the cross) were banned.

''Nunnery'' meant both a convent for nuns and but was also used as an UnusualEuphemism for a brothel.[[note]]Because a common occurrence in Shakespeare's time and earlier was that, often, a nunnery convent ''would'' be pretty much a brothel in disguise, usually with the ''monks and priests'' taking sexual advantage of the women there.[[/note]] [[AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle Now you know]]. For situations about women actually entering a convent, see TakingTheVeil and/or LockedAwayInAMonastery.
15th Sep '15 9:30:29 PM Hadjorim
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15th Sep '15 9:30:13 PM Hadjorim
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* Shakespeare's plays are absolutely chocked full of puns, references, double-meanings, and innuendos that are completely lost on modern audiences due to how the English language and society have evolved. One really has to read annotated versions to get everything that Shakespeare intended. Of course, [[DontExplainTheJoke this presents its own problems.]]

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* Shakespeare's plays are absolutely chocked full of puns, references, double-meanings, and innuendos that are completely lost on modern audiences due to how the English language and society have evolved. One really has to read annotated versions to get everything that Shakespeare intended. Of course, [[DontExplainTheJoke this presents its own problems.]]
29th Aug '15 8:17:17 PM nombretomado
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** The ''Gorgo'' episode of MST3K featured a whole running gag on a character named "Dorkin."

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** The ''Gorgo'' episode of MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] featured a whole running gag on a character named "Dorkin."
21st Aug '15 1:59:53 PM mrincodi
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** Some Biblical pages have been [[Main/Bowdlerize sanitized]] for our protection by translators. One example is in 1 Samuel 20:41: the King James version is (greeting Jonathan) "David arose out of the place...and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times; and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.". Conservative Christian commentators claim that "exceeded" means that he became overly emotional, but at least [[http://www.examiner.com/x-689-Spiritual-Life-Examiner~y2009m2d5-Sorry-rightwingers-but-King-David-was-gay one rabbi]] has claimed that in the original Hebrew, the last two words are really "David enlarged" - in other words, "[[SomethingElseAlsoRises David had an erection]]".

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** Some Biblical pages have been [[Main/Bowdlerize sanitized]] sanitized for our protection by translators. One example is in 1 Samuel 20:41: the King James version is (greeting Jonathan) "David arose out of the place...and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times; and they kissed one another, and wept one with another, until David exceeded.". Conservative Christian commentators claim that "exceeded" means that he became overly emotional, but at least [[http://www.examiner.com/x-689-Spiritual-Life-Examiner~y2009m2d5-Sorry-rightwingers-but-King-David-was-gay one rabbi]] has claimed that in the original Hebrew, the last two words are really "David enlarged" - in other words, "[[SomethingElseAlsoRises David had an erection]]".
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