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30th Jun '16 10:35:48 PM Carnildo
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5047623/4/Foundations Foundations]]'' [[Literature/HarryPotter Harry's]] colleagues demand that he tells them how his lunch with Draco and Narcissa Malfoy went. When Harry says "Well... Draco's peacock bit me", [[OriginalCharacter Cecile]] wants to know if that's a [[UnusualEuphemism euphemism]]. It's not.
* ''[[http://hetalia-kink.livejournal.com/3274.html?thread=3701194#t3701194 Are You There God? It's me, Canada]]'' has [[Manga/AxisPowersHetalia Arthur]] asking Francis for "help levelling the dresser in the bedroom".



* ''Candy Stripe Nurses'':
-->'''Head Nurse:''' Looks like your friend Billy is bored again.\\
'''Sandy:''' Billy? Poor kid. I'll see what he wants.
:: In [[SexyDiscretionShot their next scene]], Sandy's naked and is sitting up on his bed with [[ModestyBedsheet the bedsheets pulled up to her stomach]].
-->'''Billy:''' And they try to tell me hospital service was deteriorating?\\
'''Sandy:''' Well it helps if you know the right people.




* Perhaps the UrExample of [[OlderThanPrint this trope]] comes from Creator/{{Boccaccio}}'s ''Literature/{{Decameron}}'' ([[http://dante.ilt.columbia.edu/books/decamer/eng/Day_03/novella_03_10.html Day 3, Story 10]])--one of the most outrageously dirty things ever put in print. So much so that it wasn't even translated into English until the late 19th century--Edward Gibbon refused to translate it in his version, saying it was too 'smutty'.
** The actual expression, for those who won't click the link, is "putting the Devil in Hell."
* Used in the last book in the ''Literature/{{Midnighters}}'' series by the resident SmartGuy.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** King Renly Baratheon tells Brienne of Tarth that he will "pray alone" in his tent. In his next scene, Renly is making out with Ser Loras Tyrell, his "object of worship," so to speak.
** Olyvar says to [[spoiler: Loras]], "I should like to see you spar with a proper partner, ser." [[spoiler: They end up "sparring" in Loras' bed shortly afterwards.]]



* On ''Series/LoveConnection'' Brad Kamanski and Beate Gold describe their spending the night on Brad's father's boat:
-->'''Chuck Woolery''' Where'd you sleep the second night?\\
'''Brad''' On the boat.\\
'''Chuck''' Oh? Get much sleep the second night?\\
'''Beate''' Ahem, no.\\
'''Brad''' No, not really.\\
'''Chuck''' Those waves going, keeping you up all night?\\
'''Beate''' It was nice.\\
'''Chuck''' Birds going over you?\\
'''Beate''' Oh yeah! Seagulls.
** On another episode, contestant Andrea Trower said "We were kissing on the couch, and William asked if he could see the dress that I'll be wearing on the show. He came into the bedroom and [[DressHitsFloor clothes wound up on the floor]]".
* On ''Series/TheBorgias'', [[MagnificentBastard Rodrigo]] gives his mistress Giulia a lesson in politics by comparing her calf to Naples, her knee to Rome, and her, er, [[CountryMatters "source of disquiet"]] as France. The scene ends with his mouth working its way up and his comment that he "intends to invade France". [[PerverseSexualLust Yowza]].



* In the "Stephanie Plays the Field" episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', Joey tells Michelle that Jesse and Becky are "[[GRatedSex just doing their taxes]]" while the two are having hot, steamy sex behind a locked door.
* On ''Series/{{Passions}}'', Charity tells Grace about [[http://tvmegasite.net/updates/passions/2004/pass-02-05-04.htm the two shirtless hunks]] she met at the ski lodge club and [[TakeOurWordForIt then had a]] [[ThreewaySex threesome with]] after they drove her home:
--->'''Charity''' Bye guys. Check you later.\\
'''Grace''' Charity, who were those people?\\
'''Charity''' Tom, Dick, Harry. I don't know really. But it sure beats walking home from the the ski lodge so...\\
'''Grace''' You can't accept a ride from strangers.\\
'''Charity''' Well, got to know each other a lot better on the way home.[[note]] As a sexual innuendo, "on the way home" means getting ready to have sex. Therefore, Charity is referring to the foreplay.[[/note]]\\

*** Also when Charity takes Reese into her bedroom to have sex:
--->'''Charity''' Come on Reese. Let's practice our French.\\
'''Reese''' [[LiteralMinded But I'm taking Latin]]. Oh. Jess, I'll talk to you later.



[[folder:Music]]

* "Horizontal Bop" by Music/BobSeger
* "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper
* "Downtown" by LadyAntebellum is an ode to cunnilingus.
* K.T. Oslin's [[IntercourseWithYou sex song]] "Oo-Wee":
--> "Ooo, oo-wee in harmony\\
How sweet it will be when we oo, oo-wee\\
When we oo, oo-wee"

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[[folder:Radio]]

* The Greaseman calls sexual intercourse "Hobble-de-ge" and oral sex "Gobble-de-ge".

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* [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_447.php "Fighting"]] in ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'' 's [[ShowWithinAShow Fic Within A Webcomic]], in a [[SureLetsGoWithThat "Sure, let's go with that"]] variant.



* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'': [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2005-01-09 Inspiration]].
* ''Webcomic/TheNoob'' has an affair with the queen and Ohforf's "nose" in [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=172 this strip]]. (The actual nose he is referring to can be seen [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=168 here]].)
* In ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'', [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb821.html Pirta says this to Jake.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** [[spoiler:Elan's father]] interprets one of [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Elan's]] [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0740.html statements as this]]. Elan has [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0742.html absolutely no idea]] how [[spoiler: Tarquin]] interpreted it. Elan genuinely wanted him to think they were bathing an orang-utan.
** Hilariously subverted later, when they need to get away from him for a minute.
--->'''Elan:''' Uh, [[spoiler: Dad]]? Haley and I need to...go have sex.\\
'''[[spoiler: Tarquin]]:''' Well, you'll miss the big fight, but you do what you need to do.\\
'''Haley:''' Come on, V. And bring the cat, just in case.\\
'''[[spoiler: Tarquin]]:''' ...[[HeadTiltinglyKinky huh]].
* ''Webcomic/ThreePanelSoul'' [[http://threepanelsoul.com/2009/12/28/on-hygiene/ has one.]]



* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' had a MadScientist "[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-09-30 doing applied research]]".
* [[http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2012/11/25/how-to-discuss-someones-questionable-life-choices.html This]] ''Webcomic/BasicInstructions'' - "playing his trombone" ''not'' being a [[ADateWithRosiePalms euphemism]] in this case.



* A common argument for [[ShipToShipCombat Harmony shippers]] amongst the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fandom was that near the end of the third book, Harry and Hermione ride a Hippogriff together, supposedly symbolising [[OneTruePairing true love]]. "Riding the Hippogriff together" later became a popular euphemism and [[MemeticMutation meme]].



* ''Blog/TheBlackLegionOfTheDarkLordSketchMelkor'': [[http://beyonddesolation.tumblr.com/post/67001319425/sorry-but-youre-lying-if-you-say-you-wouldnt-do SORRY but you’re lying if you say you wouldn’t do the frick frack with elrond.]]

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* ''Blog/TheBlackLegionOfTheDarkLordSketchMelkor'': [[http://beyonddesolation.tumblr.com/post/67001319425/sorry-but-youre-lying-if-you-say-you-wouldnt-do SORRY but you’re lying if you say you wouldn’t do the frick frack with elrond.]]



* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': "Of course, it is, er, unwise that we two should 'kaboom together' ever again."



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': John Redcorn uses his day job as a massage therapist to score women; thus, "migrane treatments" becomes a synonym for his flings with Nancy Gribble.



* There's "[[http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2010-05-06/news/christian-right-leader-george-rekers-takes-vacation-with-rent-boy/ lifting luggage]]".



* In 2014, people observed that watching Creator/{{Netflix}} together was becoming a common pretense for sex. Within a year, this gave rise to the teen slang term "Netflix and chill" as an UnusualEuphemism for a casual hookup.
11th Jun '16 10:40:49 PM PaulA
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* In ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Vivian lets out a highly articulate outburst with his raging hatred for ''TheGoodLife''. Neil's father stands up for it, specifically star Felicity Kendall, adding "...and I want to protect her!" Vivian snorts "Well, it's the first time I've ever heard it called THAT!"

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* In ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Vivian lets out a highly articulate outburst with his raging hatred for ''TheGoodLife''.''Series/TheGoodLife''. Neil's father stands up for it, specifically star Felicity Kendall, adding "...and I want to protect her!" Vivian snorts "Well, it's the first time I've ever heard it called THAT!"
7th May '16 9:44:48 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In 2014, people observed that watching Creator/{{Netflix}} together was becoming a common pretense for sex. Within a year, this gave rise to the teen slang term "Netflix and chill" as an UnusualEuphemism for a casual hookup.
20th Apr '16 5:57:31 AM aye_amber
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* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by PhilipKDick and Ray Nelson. TheQuisling is trying to tell his alien overlord that he planted a miniature TrackingDevice on a journalist who was going to interview the leader of LaResistance.

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* ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by PhilipKDick Creator/PhilipKDick and Ray Nelson. TheQuisling is trying to tell his alien overlord that he planted a miniature TrackingDevice on a journalist who was going to interview the leader of LaResistance.
6th Apr '16 2:05:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* When Richie claims in ''{{Bottom}}'' that 'my grandfather was a trawlerman you know?' Eddie's reply is 'Oh so that's what they called [[HaveAGayOldTime them]] in those days was it?'.

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* When Richie claims in ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' that 'my grandfather was a trawlerman you know?' Eddie's reply is 'Oh so that's what they called [[HaveAGayOldTime them]] in those days was it?'.



* In ''TheYoungOnes'', Vivian lets out a highly articulate outburst with his raging hatred for ''TheGoodLife''. Neil's father stands up for it, specifically star Felicity Kendall, adding "...and I want to protect her!" Vivian snorts "Well, it's the first time I've ever heard it called THAT!"

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* In ''TheYoungOnes'', ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Vivian lets out a highly articulate outburst with his raging hatred for ''TheGoodLife''. Neil's father stands up for it, specifically star Felicity Kendall, adding "...and I want to protect her!" Vivian snorts "Well, it's the first time I've ever heard it called THAT!"



* In ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Carmen tells George that she did "half pipes" with her boyfriend. George assumes she is talking about drugs. She was talking about skateboarding.
* On one episode of ''TheLoveBoat'', Gopher and a woman are in a cabin, chasing after a spider and trying to squash it with their shoes. When Doc opens the door to see what all the ruckus is about, Gopher innocently comments, "We're killing spiders." As Doc leaves, he mutters, "I've heard it called a lot of things, but never ''that.''"

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* In ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Carmen tells George that she did "half pipes" with her boyfriend. George assumes she is talking about drugs. She was talking about skateboarding.
* On one episode of ''TheLoveBoat'', ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Gopher and a woman are in a cabin, chasing after a spider and trying to squash it with their shoes. When Doc opens the door to see what all the ruckus is about, Gopher innocently comments, "We're killing spiders." As Doc leaves, he mutters, "I've heard it called a lot of things, but never ''that.''"
8th Mar '16 12:04:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* There's a running gag regarding the use of the word "dancing" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' ep, "The Doctor Dances".

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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There's a running gag regarding the use of the word "dancing" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' ep, "The Doctor Dances".
8th Mar '16 12:03:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* And while we're talking about Captain Jack, there's a running gag regarding the use of the word "dancing" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' ep, "The Doctor Dances".

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* And while we're talking about Captain Jack, there's There's a running gag regarding the use of the word "dancing" in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' ep, "The Doctor Dances".
8th Mar '16 11:50:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''TheBorgias'', [[MagnificentBastard Rodrigo]] gives his mistress Giulia a lesson in politics by comparing her calf to Naples, her knee to Rome, and her, er, [[CountryMatters "source of disquiet"]] as France. The scene ends with his mouth working its way up and his comment that he "intends to invade France". [[PerverseSexualLust Yowza]].

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* On ''TheBorgias'', ''Series/TheBorgias'', [[MagnificentBastard Rodrigo]] gives his mistress Giulia a lesson in politics by comparing her calf to Naples, her knee to Rome, and her, er, [[CountryMatters "source of disquiet"]] as France. The scene ends with his mouth working its way up and his comment that he "intends to invade France". [[PerverseSexualLust Yowza]].



* On ''HudsonStreet'', Tony was excited about meeting his favourite footballer and getting him to autograph a ball. He said something along the lines of "I can't wait to get his John Hancock on my pigskin", causing one of his co-workers to remark "I hope that's not a euphemism".

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* On ''HudsonStreet'', ''Series/HudsonStreet'', Tony was excited about meeting his favourite footballer and getting him to autograph a ball. He said something along the lines of "I can't wait to get his John Hancock on my pigskin", causing one of his co-workers to remark "I hope that's not a euphemism".
9th Jan '16 8:42:52 PM nombretomado
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* A variation occurs in the ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Something Smells". After getting bad breath, Spongebob is led by Patrick to believe that he's ugly, and decides to admit it by shouting "I'm ugly and I'm proud!" repeatedly on the rooftop of his pineapple.

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* A variation occurs in the ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Something Smells". After getting bad breath, Spongebob is led by Patrick to believe that he's ugly, and decides to admit it by shouting "I'm ugly and I'm proud!" repeatedly on the rooftop of his pineapple.
1st Jan '16 8:26:22 PM jormis29
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* In ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk[=s=]'' #627, when a mythology expert is briefing NATO on the PowerLevel of the recently stolen [[AllMythsAreTrue Pandora's Box]], her usage of "Hercs" as a unit of measurement for the energy radiated by mythological objects and entities is inquired about, leading to this exchange:

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* In ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk[=s=]'' #627, when a mythology expert is briefing NATO on the PowerLevel of the recently stolen [[AllMythsAreTrue Pandora's Box]], PandorasBox, her usage of "Hercs" as a unit of measurement for the energy radiated by mythological objects and entities is inquired about, leading to this exchange:
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