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23rd Apr '18 4:50:59 AM Southagermican
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*** Taken from real life, where "deflowered" was such a widespread euphemism for "non-virgin" woman, that the term even appeared in formal Anatomy books (even late 1990's editions).
31st Jan '18 2:41:30 AM Snicka
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* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterSeniorYear'', Tom Riddle refers to his diary as a "journal", because "diaries are for girls".
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24th Dec '17 12:02:12 PM nombretomado
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* An ad for {{ESPN}}'s ''College Gameday'' (aired during the 2011 football season) opens with Erin Andrews signing off the 9:00 ESPNU hour and the regular ESPN team taking the set. Chris Fowler finds what seems to be a white purse and yells, "Hey Erin, you left your purse!", prompting Desmond Howard to snatch it away and say something to the effect of, "That's not a purse, it's a satchel. These are big in Europe right now, but you wouldn't know about that." Cue incredulous looks from Fowler (who also says, "No, I would not"), Kirk Herbstreit, and Lee Corso. (Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmMhc_Eyzc here]].)

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* An ad for {{ESPN}}'s Creator/{{ESPN}}'s ''College Gameday'' (aired during the 2011 football season) opens with Erin Andrews signing off the 9:00 ESPNU hour and the regular ESPN team taking the set. Chris Fowler finds what seems to be a white purse and yells, "Hey Erin, you left your purse!", prompting Desmond Howard to snatch it away and say something to the effect of, "That's not a purse, it's a satchel. These are big in Europe right now, but you wouldn't know about that." Cue incredulous looks from Fowler (who also says, "No, I would not"), Kirk Herbstreit, and Lee Corso. (Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmMhc_Eyzc here]].)
5th Dec '17 12:40:08 AM captainspycrab
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* In [[{{WebVideo/Jimquisition}} Jim Sterling]]'s second crack at Kobra Studios' ''Second Warfare'', made as an extremely sarcastic response to the studio essentially calling him incompetent following his initial coverage, Jim decides to subvert this.
--> Some people might suggest, like in other videos where I've had tiffs with developers, that I'm being ''"petty"'' here. I would like to refute that; I would say I'm being ''infantile'' and ''petulant''.
29th Nov '17 2:06:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In an ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' comic Jean Grey asks ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} if she still has nightmares. Jubilee responds that nightmares are for babies; she has "traumatic evening episodes".

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* In an ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' comic Jean Grey asks ComicBook/{{Jubilee}} if she still has nightmares. Jubilee responds that nightmares are for babies; she has "traumatic evening episodes".
26th Nov '17 12:48:47 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** That's due to heraldic custom. In heraldry, yellow/gold and white/silver are considered equivalent and as such often called by the metallic "or"/gold and "argent"/silver, whether or not they're actually supposed to represent gold and silver. That said, this trope is very likely why only yellow gets this treatment (i.e. the color white on team uniforms is seldom if ever called "silver").
** The Missouri University of Science and Technology does. Their school colors are gold and silver, not yellow and white or grey. Of course, the school started off as the Missouri School of Mines, and the team's name is still the Miners (or Lady Miners for some of the female sports).
** The New Orleans Saints, however, really do wear gold (officially called "old gold") and not yellow, but their NCAA counterparts the LSU Tigers play it straight.

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** That's due to heraldic custom. In heraldry, yellow/gold and white/silver are considered equivalent and as such often called by the metallic "or"/gold and "argent"/silver, whether or not they're actually supposed to represent gold and silver. That said, this trope is very likely why only yellow gets this treatment (i.e. the color so frequently, while white on team uniforms is seldom if ever called "silver").
** The
rarely does (the Missouri University of Science and Technology does. Their school colors are gold and silver, not yellow and white or grey. Of course, the school started off as the Missouri School of Mines, and the team's name is still the Miners (or Lady Miners for some one of the female sports).
few to insist on "silver" instead of white).
** The New Orleans Saints, however, really do wear gold a champagne-gold color (officially called "old gold") and not yellow, but their NCAA counterparts the LSU Tigers play it straight.
25th Oct '17 11:36:07 AM ajbit26
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* The Blackpool FC kit is tangerine, not the illuminous orange that it appears.

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* The Blackpool FC kit is tangerine, not the illuminous luminous orange that it appears.appears.
** Similarly, from their inception in 1966 to 2012, the secondary color for the Miami Dolphins was coral, not orange. They've since dropped that pretense.
25th Oct '17 11:23:02 AM ajbit26
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* In WWE, it's not ProfessionalWrestling either, it's Sports Entertainment. They're not fans, they're the WWE Universe. They're not wrestlers, they're Superstars.

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* In WWE, it's not ProfessionalWrestling either, it's Sports Entertainment. They're not fans, they're the WWE Universe. They're not wrestlers, they're Superstars.Superstars, unless you're a woman, then you're a Diva.
15th Oct '17 6:06:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' A strip has Granddad defending his "Man-Bag" as being manly in a strip introducing the UnusualEuphemism "[[BrokebackMountain Brokeback]]", for something of dubious masculinity.

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* In ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' A strip has Granddad defending his "Man-Bag" as being manly in a strip introducing the UnusualEuphemism "[[BrokebackMountain "[[Film/BrokebackMountain Brokeback]]", for something of dubious masculinity.
28th Jul '17 10:18:55 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'': The villain Himcules [[BerserkButton doesn't take kindly]] to those who say he wears a skirt.
-->"IT'S A ''TOGA!''"
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