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2nd Dec '17 2:08:26 PM Mareon
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* At Airports, in Cruise Ships and other enclosed places where strangers gather, you may hear the Loud Speaker declare that ”Friends of Bill W.” are welcome at [Bar in such and such place]”, this being code that a member of Alcoholic Anonymous (founded by Bill Wilson in 1936) is going through an craving at a bar and asks the Bartender to inform whomever happens to be a fellow struggler to show up and help them.
30th Nov '17 8:47:22 AM DrFraud
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* In ''Delicious 8: Emily's Wonder Wedding'' Patrick, who was stuck in the hospital in Ireland on the original wedding day, decides to surprise Emily by having a destination wedding, complete with a priest from back home.

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* In ''Delicious ''VideoGame/{{Delicious}} 8: Emily's Wonder Wedding'' Patrick, who was stuck in the hospital in Ireland on the original wedding day, decides to surprise Emily by having a destination wedding, complete with a priest from back home.
19th Nov '17 9:48:07 PM sonicsuns3
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** Of course, this can lead to situations where some listeners interpret something as a dog whistle when it wasn't actually intended that way.
19th Nov '17 9:39:09 PM sonicsuns3
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** Trouble is, even if law enforcement do know what they are speaking about, they can't just use it in court as evidence.

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** Trouble is, even if law enforcement do know what they are speaking about, they can't just use may have trouble using it as evidence in court court, as evidence.they'll have to convince the jury to interpret vague statements in a particular way.
6th Nov '17 9:47:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/TheTuxedo'', when Jimmy is contacted by the Del, who assumes he's the [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] {{Expy}} Clark Devlin, she tells him to meet her in a park. She will be wearing a beige business suit, and he's supposed to say "Nice rack" with the counter-sign being "I forgot my bra." While Del is saying that with a tired expression, a couple of nerdy guys are snickering in the background. Naturally, when Jimmy goes to the park, he walks up to a woman in a business suit and says the code phrase, while raising his eyebrows suggestively. She slaps him and goes to find the nearest cop. Jimmy then gets a call from Del to let him know that the meeting place and time have been changed.

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* In ''Film/TheTuxedo'', when Jimmy is contacted by the Del, who assumes he's the [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] {{Expy}} Clark Devlin, she tells him to meet her in a park. She will be wearing a beige business suit, and he's supposed to say "Nice rack" with the counter-sign being "I forgot my bra." While Del is saying that with a tired expression, a couple of nerdy guys are snickering in the background. Naturally, when Jimmy goes to the park, he walks up to a woman in a business suit and says the code phrase, while raising his eyebrows suggestively. She slaps him and goes to find the nearest cop. Jimmy then gets a call from Del to let him know that the meeting place and time have been changed.
6th Nov '17 9:42:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* One [[RussianHumour Russian joke]] about the [[Series/SeventeenMomentsOfSpring fictional Soviet spy Stierlitz]] during WorldWarTwo has Gestapo chief Heinrich Müller woken up at 3 AM by a knock on his door. Extremely annoyed, he goes to open it and sees a bearded man in a winter jacket, an earflap-hat adorned with a red star, and carrying with a huge radio set on his back:
--> '''Bearded man:''' Camels go north.\\
'''Heinrich Müller:''' Camels can go fuck themselves. Your spy Stierlitz lives on the next floor up.
3rd Nov '17 6:40:03 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/TheAdventuresOfTartu'', Terence has to recite what's basically a line of poetry and hope the person says the right line that comes after. They continue this back and forth until it's completed.
12th Oct '17 1:50:30 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** Before this, they actually had a Spy ''Board Game'' which ''also'' started off with two lines of coded dialogue.

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** Before this, they actually had a Spy ''Board Game'' which ''also'' started off with two lines of coded dialogue. The trick is that to a non-member the proper sequence just seems like an old fashioned strategy.
11th Oct '17 1:01:52 PM nighttrainfm
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Bull (a Qunari spy) tells Varric (a writer of detective novels) that this isn't the way it works, and it's mostly just pre-arranged dead drops. [[RuleOfCool Varric says his way is more fun]].

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Iron Bull (a Qunari spy) tells Varric (a writer of detective novels) that this isn't the way it works, and it's mostly just pre-arranged [[DeadDrop dead drops. drops.]] [[RuleOfCool Varric says his way is more fun]].
23rd Sep '17 2:11:06 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'': Usually people around take these words literally with odd results.
** It doesn't help that several arranged codes seem to be offensive. Requiring the agents to insult people having facial hair or a certain ideology or ethnicity. At that moment, an agressive member of that group happens to overhear and deals with them accordingly.
*** Fun fact: In RealLife, Enrique Chicote, the only man who ever got the top prize in the Spanish version of ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', answered one of the last questions correctly thanks to one of these jokes that he read in the comic books.
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