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3rd Jul '16 7:16:36 AM Gimere
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* Several examples having to do with slang terms referencing homosexuality.

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* Several examples having to do with slang terms referencing homosexuality.homosexuality:



* A filmstrip put out by the LDS church back in the 70s has a funny example of this in its Spanish translation. The filmstrip is an allegory comparing a caterpillar in its cocoon to the resurrection. At one point, the younger brother insists that the caterpillar must be dead since it's been inside its cocoon for so long. The older brother explains to the younger brother that these things just take time and that "pronto saldrá de su capullo y será una bella mariposa." Which, technically means "soon he'll come out of his cocoon and be a beautiful butterfly. However, taking into account certain slang terms, it can also mean "soon he'll come out of his foreskin and be a beautiful gay man."

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* A filmstrip put out by the LDS church back in the 70s has a funny example of this in its Spanish translation. The filmstrip is an allegory comparing a caterpillar in its cocoon to the resurrection. At one point, the younger brother insists that the caterpillar must be dead since it's been inside its cocoon for so long. The older brother explains to the younger brother that these things just take time and that "pronto saldrá de su capullo y será una bella mariposa." Which, technically Technically, that means "soon he'll come out of his cocoon and be a beautiful butterfly. butterfly." However, taking into account certain slang terms, it can also mean "soon he'll come out of his foreskin and be a beautiful gay man."



* Various tv shows, movies, and animes up to around the mid 90's would sometimes refer to Condominiums as condoms for short... after a few decades of that I guess we realized what we were saying and started using 'condo' instead.

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* Various tv shows, movies, and animes up to around the mid 90's would sometimes refer to Condominiums as condoms for short... after a few decades of that I guess we realized what we were saying and started using 'condo' instead.



* A [[GratuitousFrench French]] example: The verb ''baiser'', which originally meant "to kiss," now ''only'' means "to fuck." (Confusingly, the '''noun''' ''un baiser'' still [[{{Casablanca}} is just a kiss]]; the noun for "a fuck" is ''une baise''. The modern verb for "to kiss" is ''embrasser.'') Since this verb was obviously used abundantly in earlier times, it's very common to find it in old works of literature... and even old dictionaries, much to the dismay of students of French.

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* A [[GratuitousFrench French]] example: The verb ''baiser'', which originally meant "to kiss," now ''only'' means "to fuck." (Confusingly, the '''noun''' ''un baiser'' still [[{{Casablanca}} [[Film/{{Casablanca}} is just a kiss]]; the noun for "a fuck" is ''une baise''. The modern verb for "to kiss" is ''embrasser.'') Since this verb was obviously used abundantly in earlier times, it's very common to find it in old works of literature... and even old dictionaries, much to the dismay of students of French.
5th Jun '16 12:08:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** A "cougar" originally referred to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar a species of wildcat]] but can also mean [[MrsRobinson an older woman who dates younger men]]. The wildcat species has a number of other names, including "puma" and "mountain lion," but none of those have been tarred by double meanings.

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** A "cougar" originally referred to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar a species of wildcat]] but can also mean [[MrsRobinson an older woman who dates younger men]]. "Puma," another name for the same cat, has become a somewhat less common term for a younger cougar (like, in her thirties, whereas a full-fledged cougar is at least forty). The wildcat species [[IHaveManyNames has a number of other names, names]], including "puma" and "mountain lion," lion" and "catamount," but none of those have been tarred by double alternate slang meanings.
4th Jun '16 11:56:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** A "wiener" is a kind of sausage. Once that word became phallic slang, the names "Wiener" and "Weiner" weren't safe either -- one particularly hilarious incident involved a U.S. Congressional representative named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner Anthony Weiner]] who [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner_sexting_scandals got in trouble]] for sending women pictures of his...well...''wiener''.

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** A "wiener" is a kind of sausage. Once that word became phallic slang, the names "Wiener" and "Weiner" weren't safe either -- one particularly hilarious incident involved a U.S. Congressional representative named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner Anthony Weiner]] who [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner_sexting_scandals repeatedly got in trouble]] for sending women pictures of his...well...''wiener''.
4th Jun '16 11:55:27 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* "Boob" or "booby" meant a fool or silly person before it meant a woman's breast, and is still used that way in the phrase "booby trap" (i.e. [[SchmuckBait a trap a gullible or stupid person would fall into]]) but almost never by itself, unless referring to a kind of seabird.
* In addition to "booby" (as in, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby the bird]]) and "cock" (as in, a rooster), a number of other animal names have gained dirty colloquial meanings:

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* "Boob" or "booby" meant a fool or silly person before it meant a woman's breast, and is still used that way in the phrase "booby trap" (i.e. [[SchmuckBait a trap a gullible or stupid person would fall into]]) but almost never by itself, unless referring to a kind of seabird.
* In addition to "booby" (as in,
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby the bird]]) and a kind of seabird]].
* In addition to
"cock" (as in, a rooster), rooster) and "booby" (as in, a seabird), a number of other animal names have gained dirty colloquial meanings:
4th Jun '16 11:54:24 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** A "wiener" is a kind of sausage. Once that word became phallic slang, the names "Wiener" and "Weiner" weren't safe either -- one particularly hilarious incident involved a U.S. Congressional representative named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner Anthony Weiner]] who [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner_sexting_scandals got in trouble]] for [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeting]] pictures of his...well...''wiener''.

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** A "wiener" is a kind of sausage. Once that word became phallic slang, the names "Wiener" and "Weiner" weren't safe either -- one particularly hilarious incident involved a U.S. Congressional representative named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner Anthony Weiner]] who [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner_sexting_scandals got in trouble]] for [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeting]] sending women pictures of his...well...''wiener''.
4th Jun '16 11:53:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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->''"Cock" is not dirty all the time, that's one of those words that's only partly filthy. Cock, if you're talking about the animal, it's perfectly all right! They used to read that to us from The Bible in third grade; and we would laugh… "cock" is in the Bible!''

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->''"Cock" is not dirty all the time, that's one of those words that's only partly filthy. Cock, if you're talking about the animal, it's perfectly all right! They used to read that to us from The the Bible in third grade; and we would laugh… "cock" is in the Bible!''



** "Cum" is oftentimes bordering to this. It could either be Latin for "with", e.g. "cum laude" (with honors); or a corrupted synonym of "come" for ejaculatory fluid.

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** "Cum" is oftentimes bordering to borders on this. It could either be Latin for "with", e.g. "cum laude" (with honors); or a corrupted synonym of "come" for ejaculatory fluid.



* Penis euphemisms:
** "Cock" originally referred to a rooster.
** "Dick" originated as a male name and was sometimes used as a slang term for a detective.
** A "wiener" is a kind of sausage. Once that word became phallic slang, the names "Wiener" and "Weiner" weren't safe either -- one particularly hilarious incident involved a U.S. Congressional representative named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner Anthony Weiner]] who [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Weiner_sexting_scandals got in trouble]] for [[Website/{{Twitter}} tweeting]] pictures of his...well...''wiener''.



* In addition to "booby" (as in, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby the bird]]), a number of other animal names have gained dirty colloquial meanings:
** "Bitch" originally referred to female dogs, but is now almost exclusively used as a sexist, gendered insult--occasionally reclaimed by feminist organizations as a term of endearment. A VocalMinority of dog breeders still swear by the term in its original context.

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* In addition to "booby" (as in, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby the bird]]), bird]]) and "cock" (as in, a rooster), a number of other animal names have gained dirty colloquial meanings:
** "Bitch" originally referred to female dogs, but is now almost exclusively used as a sexist, gendered insult--occasionally insult--[[AppropriatedAppellation occasionally reclaimed by feminist organizations organizations]] [[NWordPrivileges as a term of endearment.endearment]]. A VocalMinority of dog breeders still swear by the term in its original context.



** A "cock" was originally a rooster but now is one of the countless slang terms for a penis.



* "Dick" originated as a male name (and was sometimes used as a slang term for a detective), but like "cock," it too has become a penis euphemism.
4th Jun '16 11:40:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* "Grope" used to mean just "touch", but it connotations of creepy sexual touching now. You can still "grope around" in the dark to find your way, but this trope can slip in if more than one person is there.

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* "Grope" used to mean just "touch", but it has connotations of creepy sexual touching now.nowadays. You can still "grope around" in the dark to find your way, but this trope can slip in if more than one person is there.
4th Jun '16 11:38:48 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* "Grope" used to mean just "touch", but it has similar connotations now. You can still "grope around" in the dark to find your way, but this trope will creep in if more than one person is there.
* "Bitch" originally referred to female dogs, but is now almost exclusively used as a sexist, gendered insult--occasionally reclaimed by feminist organizations as a term of endearment. A VocalMinority of dog breeders still swear by the term in its original context.

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* "Grope" used to mean just "touch", but it has similar connotations of creepy sexual touching now. You can still "grope around" in the dark to find your way, but this trope will creep can slip in if more than one person is there.
* "Bitch" originally referred to female dogs, but is now almost exclusively used as a sexist, gendered insult--occasionally reclaimed by feminist organizations as a term of endearment. A VocalMinority of dog breeders still swear by the term in its original context.
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* "Jackass" or simply "ass" used to only mean "donkey", but is now an insult, or a slang term for the posterior in American English. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd [[https://youtu.be/Kz0TOQ1BF-M?t=2m17s had fun]] seeing how many instances of "ass" exist in Literature/TheBible. Similarly, the combination of a Bible quotes chatbot and an auto-censor script can be [[http://bash.org/?178890 interesting]].

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* In addition to "booby" (as in, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booby the bird]]), a number of other animal names have gained dirty colloquial meanings:
** "Bitch" originally referred to female dogs, but is now almost exclusively used as a sexist, gendered insult--occasionally reclaimed by feminist organizations as a term of endearment. A VocalMinority of dog breeders still swear by the term in its original context.
**
"Jackass" or simply "ass" used to only mean "donkey", but is now an insult, or a slang term for the posterior in American English. WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd [[https://youtu.be/Kz0TOQ1BF-M?t=2m17s had fun]] seeing how many instances of "ass" exist in Literature/TheBible. Similarly, the combination of a Bible quotes chatbot and an auto-censor script can be [[http://bash.org/?178890 interesting]].interesting]].
** A "cock" was originally a rooster but now is one of the countless slang terms for a penis.
** A "cougar" originally referred to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar a species of wildcat]] but can also mean [[MrsRobinson an older woman who dates younger men]]. The wildcat species has a number of other names, including "puma" and "mountain lion," but none of those have been tarred by double meanings.


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* "Dick" originated as a male name (and was sometimes used as a slang term for a detective), but like "cock," it too has become a penis euphemism.
21st May '16 11:24:16 PM 10-13-2
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* "Doing" someone has traditionally been gangster or assassin slang for killing someone (perhaps short for "doing them in"), but nowadays is more often thought of in terms of sexual intercourse. However, there are still informal senses such as the one of "doing" someone if you paint their portrait or perform an impersonation of them.
13th May '16 3:41:02 PM lentilsoup
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Racist terminology is also a prime example of this. The infamous "N-word" (which is so virulent it cannot be even used clinically in many places anymore) used to be common language, even without racist overtones. For example, "nigger babies" used to be a name for a popular candy, while Creator/AgathaChristie even used the title ''Ten Little Niggers'' for her arguably most famous work; even back then the N-word was considered risky so it was retitled ''Ten Little Indians'' for US publication, which annoyed another group of people, so they eventually settled on ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''. Use of the N-word by productions in which it is specifically used as a criticism/condemnation of racism (i.e. ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'') is often misunderstood by modern audiences.

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Racist terminology is also a prime example of this. The infamous "N-word" (which is so virulent it cannot be even used clinically in many places anymore) used to be common language, even without racist overtones. For example, "nigger babies" used to be a name for a popular candy, while Creator/AgathaChristie even used the title ''Ten Little Niggers'' for her arguably most famous work; even back then the N-word was considered risky so it was retitled ''Ten Little Indians'' for US publication, which annoyed another group of people, so they eventually settled on ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone''. Use of the N-word by productions in which it is specifically used as a criticism/condemnation of racism (i.e.(e.g. ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Film/BlazingSaddles'') is often misunderstood by modern audiences.
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