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2nd Feb '17 2:25:19 PM TonyG
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* ''Series/SchittsCreek''. While the spelling lets the title pass on print, ''speaking'' the title makes promoting it problematic to say the least.
2nd Feb '17 11:23:32 AM Katsuhagi
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* There was a minor controversy a few years ago over a parenting booked called ''I Heart My Little A-Holes: A bunch of holy-crap moments no one ever told you about parenting'' to which the author responded that any parents who ''hadn't'' had the same thought at least once were kidding themselves.
2nd Feb '17 11:18:43 AM Katsuhagi
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These days, more and more things are doing this ''entirely on purpose'', often to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity draw attention to a controversial subject]] and push people's comfort boundaries. It's also done often enough just to try and be funny, especially if it's of the BlackComedy variety. Often leads to variable PolitenessJudo when talked about publicly.

Differs from HaveAGayOldTime and UnfortunateName in that '''this is when the awkwardness is entirely intentional.''' Differs from a DoubleEntendre in that it's not at all subtle. Usually used as part of {{Filth}}. When ExecutiveMeddling prevents the awkward title from being used, it becomes a CensoredTitle.

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These days, more and more things are doing this ''entirely on purpose'', often to [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity draw attention to a controversial subject]] and push people's comfort boundaries. It's also done often frequently enough just to try and be funny, especially if it's of the BlackComedy variety. Often leads to variable PolitenessJudo when talked about publicly.

Differs from HaveAGayOldTime and UnfortunateName in that '''this is when the awkwardness is entirely intentional.''' Differs from a DoubleEntendre in that it's Compare DoubleEntendre, except this trope is not at all subtle. Usually used as part of {{Filth}}. When ExecutiveMeddling prevents the awkward title from being used, it becomes a CensoredTitle.
2nd Feb '17 5:49:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* MindlessSelfIndulgence.

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* MindlessSelfIndulgence.Music/MindlessSelfIndulgence.
30th Jan '17 12:15:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* Why did Primitive Radio Gods end up as a OneHitWonder? Might have had something to do with the follow-up single to [[LongTitle "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand"]] being called "Motherfucker" (complete with several [[TitleDrop Title Drops]] in the lyrics).
28th Jan '17 6:19:46 PM Spangooner
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** Quite a few Dead Kennedys songs fall under this, with titles like "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" and "Let's Lynch the Landlord".
23rd Jan '17 3:32:44 PM TheJayman49
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* when it came to picking a show's name, ''WesternAnimation/Stripperella'' probably wasn't the best to go by, as well as her alter ego going by the name "Erotica Jones". Stan Lee and Pam Anderson have since admired that marketing such a show would be impossible, despite opting for a PG-rated tone, as the name of the character would undermine the effort.

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* when it came to picking a show's name, ''WesternAnimation/Stripperella'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'' probably wasn't the best to go by, as well as her alter ego going by the name "Erotica Jones". Stan Lee and Pam Anderson have since admired that marketing such a show would be impossible, despite opting for a PG-rated tone, as the name of the character would undermine the effort.
23rd Jan '17 3:30:00 PM TheJayman49
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* when it came to picking a show's name, Stripperella probably wasn't the best to go by, as well as her alter ego going by the name "Erotica Jones". Stan Lee and Pam Anderson have since admired that marketing such a show would be impossible, despite opting for a PG-rated tone, as the name of the character would undermine the effort.

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* when it came to picking a show's name, Stripperella ''WesternAnimation/Stripperella'' probably wasn't the best to go by, as well as her alter ego going by the name "Erotica Jones". Stan Lee and Pam Anderson have since admired that marketing such a show would be impossible, despite opting for a PG-rated tone, as the name of the character would undermine the effort.
6th Jan '17 8:14:42 PM nombretomado
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* Music/TheMonkees' movie ''Film/{{Head}}'' was titled as such to signify a true "mind trip," even though the Monkees' young fans very likely hadn't yet tried drugs (one common reason as to why the film flopped). Also, so that when Bob Rafelson and JackNicholson produced their next film, ''Film/EasyRider'', it could be promoted as being "from the guys who gave you ''Head''".

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* Music/TheMonkees' movie ''Film/{{Head}}'' was titled as such to signify a true "mind trip," even though the Monkees' young fans very likely hadn't yet tried drugs (one common reason as to why the film flopped). Also, so that when Bob Rafelson and JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson produced their next film, ''Film/EasyRider'', it could be promoted as being "from the guys who gave you ''Head''".
6th Jan '17 7:03:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The novel by Native Canadian author Tomson Highway, ''Kiss of the Fur Queen''. It's a multi-layered title that [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes sense in context]], but the {{DoubleEntendre}}s are obviously voluntary. Paired with FlamboyantGay-ness, {{Trickster}} figures, {{Squick}} and FreudWasRight played both sinisterly straight and [[GallowsHumour for fun]]. Try and pronounce it in an academic or otherwise serious context without feeling incredibly awkward.

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* The novel by Native Canadian author Tomson Highway, ''Kiss of the Fur Queen''. It's a multi-layered title that [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes sense in context]], but the {{DoubleEntendre}}s are obviously voluntary. Paired with FlamboyantGay-ness, {{Trickster}} figures, {{Squick}} and FreudWasRight played both sinisterly straight and [[GallowsHumour for fun]]. Try and pronounce it in an academic or otherwise serious context without feeling incredibly awkward.



** ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack In Time]]'', with a story based around {{time travel}}, had the working subtitle of ''[[FreudWasRight Clock Blockers]]''. It's not surprising to see why Sony had to step in for that one.

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** ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack In Time]]'', with a story based around {{time travel}}, had the working subtitle of ''[[FreudWasRight Clock Blockers]]''.''Clock Blockers''. It's not surprising to see why Sony had to step in for that one.
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