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23rd May '17 6:45:15 PM MikeK
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* ''Weiner'', a documentary about politician Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for Mayor of New York City and how it was complicated by his sexting scandals. Considering the New York Post published puns on the subject's name for headlines every chance it got (e.g. "Weiner Exposed", "Weiner's Long, Hard Road Back"), and said headlines were featured in the film, the directors had to have known they picked a potentially awkward title.

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* ''Weiner'', a documentary about politician Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for Mayor of New York City and how it was complicated by his sexting scandals. Considering the New York Post published suggestive puns on the subject's name for headlines every chance it got (e.g. "Weiner Exposed", "Weiner's Long, Hard Road Back"), and said headlines were featured in the film, the directors had to have known they picked a potentially awkward title.
23rd May '17 6:43:23 PM MikeK
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* ''Weiner'', a documentary about politician Anthony Weiner's 2013 campaign for Mayor of New York City and how it was complicated by his sexting scandals. Considering the New York Post published puns on the subject's name for headlines every chance it got (e.g. "Weiner Exposed", "Weiner's Long, Hard Road Back"), and said headlines were featured in the film, the directors had to have known they picked a potentially awkward title.
23rd May '17 1:16:03 AM MockFerret
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* [[Music/TheCure The Cure]] mostly avoid this trope, but one of their 80s albums is called ''Pornography''. Have fun asking for that in a record store, or telling someone you downloaded it...
* Another 80s {{Main/Goth}} band went by the name of ''Sex Gang Children''.
14th May '17 5:48:03 AM mariofan1000
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* The SNES homebrew game ''Shoot Your Load'', which is an otherwise unremarkable ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' clone.
2nd May '17 7:42:07 PM MikeK
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* [[Music/BigStar Alex Chilton's]] album ''Loose Shoes And Tight Pussy'', named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Butz#Scandals_and_resignation an off-color gaffe that an American politician once made regarding African Americans]]. The American edition of the album was re-titled ''Set''.

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* [[Music/BigStar Alex Chilton's]] album ''Loose Shoes And Tight Pussy'', named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Butz#Scandals_and_resignation an off-color gaffe about African-Americans that an cost American politician once made regarding African Americans]].Earl Butz his job]]. The American edition of the album was re-titled ''Set''.
2nd May '17 7:37:49 PM MikeK
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* [[Music/BigStar Alex Chilton's]] album ''Loose Shoes And Tight Pussy'', named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Butz#Scandals_and_resignation an off-color gaffe that an American politician once made regarding African Americans]]. The American edition of the album was re-titled ''Set''.
27th Apr '17 8:14:19 AM mariofan1000
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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'', and yes, the exclamation point is part of the official title. If you can avoid giggling to yourself when you say this out loud and can spit the whole thing in a single breath, the people you said it to will usually react with raised eyebrows, FlatWhat, polite giggles or stepping away slowly. Which is a pity, since the show is actually pretty good, the title is just deliberately over-the-top.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' is a perfectly innocent name, but it's actually a {{Bowdlerisation}} of the original name for the series: ''The Whoopass Girls''. (The original formula for how the girls were made was "Sugar, Spice, Everything Nice, and a can of Whoopass")



* 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 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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* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'', and yes, the exclamation point is part of the official title. If you can avoid giggling to yourself when you say this out loud and can spit the whole thing in a single breath, the people you said it to will usually react with raised eyebrows, FlatWhat, polite giggles or stepping away slowly. Which is a pity, since the show is actually pretty good, the title is just deliberately over-the-top.
18th Apr '17 4:59:22 PM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a VN in which each main character has a physical handicap. While the word "katawa" can be used to describe a physically handicapped person, it is ''very much not'' a polite term to use. This is the Japanese equivalent of making a DatingSim where all of the girls are on the autistic spectrum and naming it "Retard Girls". Although based on a tongue-in-cheek doujin, it does handle the subject matter a lot more respectfully than one would expect from the title. The creators were initially unaware of the negative connotations of the title; partway through development, they were informed what the title actually meant, but opted to keep it as-is.

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' is a VN in which each main character has a physical handicap. While the word "katawa" can be used to describe a physically handicapped person, it is ''very much not'' a polite term to use.use (specifically, it means "cripple"). This is the Japanese equivalent of making a DatingSim where all of the girls are on the autistic spectrum and naming it "Retard Girls". Although based on a tongue-in-cheek doujin, it does handle the subject matter a lot more respectfully than one would expect from the title. The creators were initially unaware of the negative connotations of the title; partway through development, they were informed what the title actually meant, but opted to keep it as-is.
18th Apr '17 4:48:34 PM TheKaizerreich
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** Probably the weirdest and/or silliest and/or most stupid title for hentai: ''The Maiden R*pe Assault - Violent Semen Inferno'' (yes, they actually censored its title)
16th Apr '17 9:30:03 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Literature/BimbosOfTheDeathSun'' features an author who's all but disowned his own sci-fi novel because it got saddled with...well, ''that'' title and a ContemptableCover to match, thanks to the third-rate publisher. The actual book is perfectly good sci-fi, and it's not disrespectful to women at all, but he's afraid that if the feminists on campus find out about it, he'll catch Hell.
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