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14th Feb '16 1:04:45 AM CaptainPedant
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*** "Bum" can be a verb in British English, and not in the American sense of "beg or borrow"; it means "sodomise". This means, amusingly, that you can US!bum a UK!fag, or UK!bum a US!fag, but neither phrase works quite right without borrowing a word usage from the other side of the Atlantic.

* "Boner" used to mean "silly mistake", but now it means "erection". In quite-clean older works you might be startled when a character says something like "Everyone is still laughing about my boner in the biig game."
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* "Boner" used to mean "silly mistake", but now it means "erection". In quite-clean older works you might be startled when a character says something like "Everyone is still laughing about my boner in the biig big game."
1st Feb '16 9:27:16 AM Prfnoff
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*** The musical instrument known in English as bassoon is named "fagotto" in Italian and "Fagott" in German. It's common to see these terms abbreviated in scores as "Fag."
23rd Jan '16 8:31:08 AM Narsil
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Added "boner" (I.e. "silly mistake") to the "common causes" section
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* "Boner" used to mean "silly mistake", but now it means "erection". In quite-clean older works you might be startled when a character says something like "Everyone is still laughing about my boner in the biig game."
15th Jan '16 12:26:47 PM DDRMASTERM
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Compare ValuesDissonance, FunnyAneurysmMoment, and YouKeepUsingThatWord (A common cause of this); see also UnfortunateNames, which sometimes result from this. GetTheeToANunnery is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]].
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Compare ValuesDissonance, FunnyAneurysmMoment, and YouKeepUsingThatWord (A (a common cause of this); this if it happens enough); see also UnfortunateNames, which sometimes result from this. GetTheeToANunnery is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]].
15th Jan '16 12:19:01 PM DDRMASTERM
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Compare ValuesDissonance and FunnyAneurysmMoment; see also UnfortunateNames, which sometimes result from this. GetTheeToANunnery is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]].
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Compare ValuesDissonance ValuesDissonance, FunnyAneurysmMoment, and FunnyAneurysmMoment; YouKeepUsingThatWord (A common cause of this); see also UnfortunateNames, which sometimes result from this. GetTheeToANunnery is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]].
12th Jan '16 5:35:14 PM Goldfritha
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* The word "holocaust" used to mean a burnt offering made as a sacrifice to a deity. Nowadays, the term automatically calls to mind UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust. Even uncapitalized, the term still refers to mass-murder or a mass-casualty event on an extreme scale, such as genocide or UsefulNotes/NuclearWar.
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* The word "holocaust" used to mean a burnt offering made as a sacrifice to a deity.deity in which the sacrificial animal was entirely burned (instead of some of the meat being eaten). Nowadays, the term automatically calls to mind UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust. Even uncapitalized, the term still refers to mass-murder or a mass-casualty event on an extreme scale, such as genocide or UsefulNotes/NuclearWar.
10th Jan '16 9:59:38 AM esq263
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* The word "holocaust" used to mean a burnt offering made as a sacrifice to a deity. Nowadays, the term is often used in reference to UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust. Even uncapitalized, the term still refers to mass-murder or a mass-casualty event on an extreme scale, such as genocide or UsefulNotes/NuclearWar.
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* The word "holocaust" used to mean a burnt offering made as a sacrifice to a deity. Nowadays, the term is often used in reference automatically calls to mind UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust. Even uncapitalized, the term still refers to mass-murder or a mass-casualty event on an extreme scale, such as genocide or UsefulNotes/NuclearWar.
10th Jan '16 9:56:01 AM esq263
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* The word "holocaust" used to mean a burnt offering made as a sacrifice to a deity. Nowadays, the term is often used in reference to UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust. Even uncapitalized, the term still refers to mass-murder or a mass-casualty event on an extreme scale, such as genocide or UsefulNotes/NuclearWar.
23rd Dec '15 9:14:33 PM LadyJafaria
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* "Grope" used to mean just "touch", but it has similar connotations now.
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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.
2nd Nov '15 9:57:48 PM Random888
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** This is actually the origin of the term "Nazi" as we know it. The name Ignaz is common in Bavaria, a region stereotypically associated with rural hicks, so "Nazi" (being a nickname for Ignaz) became a term for "yokel" in Germany. When the ''Nationalsozialistische'' ("National Socialist") party came along, its opponents shortened ''Nationalsozialistische'' to "Nazi" in order to insult them. It helped that the Nazi Party originated in Bavaria.
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