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18th May '16 2:47:49 AM PaulA
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* The planet ''Hellspark'' in the novel of the same name by Creator/JanetKagan was named based on this principle as a statement on the mutability of language. The natives purposefully alternate between pronouncing their planet "Hell spark" and "Hell's park".

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* The In ''Literature/{{Hellspark}}'' by Creator/JanetKagan, the eponymous planet ''Hellspark'' in the novel of the same name by Creator/JanetKagan was named based on this principle as a statement on the mutability of language. The natives purposefully alternate between pronouncing their planet "Hell spark" and "Hell's park".



* A book entitled "A Steroid Hit the Earth" about misprints includes several examples like this. One highlight is a story from the filming of an episode of {{ZCARS}}, in which the opening line of the script read "Inspector Lynch is sitting at his desk, [[ADateWithRosiePalms his penis in his hand]]."

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* A book entitled "A Steroid Hit the Earth" about misprints includes several examples like this. One highlight is a story from the filming of an episode of {{ZCARS}}, ''Series/ZCars'', in which the opening line of the script read "Inspector Lynch is sitting at his desk, [[ADateWithRosiePalms his penis in his hand]]."
2nd May '16 6:49:04 PM Josef5678
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* Similar to the ''Yu Yu Hakusho'' example above, in ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', Darui fights opponents with a weapon that seals the speaker when they state their most commonly used word, or if they go too long without saying anything. Though he figures out not to say the word ("darui" itself in Japanese, translated to "dull" or "drab" in English), his saying the phonemes in order ("an'''d I'll'''" or "timi'''d rab'''bit") cause him to get sucked in anyway. [[spoiler: His dying apologies for not catching this and failing cause the word "sorry" to become his new most commonly stated word, saving his soul.]]

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* Similar to the ''Yu Yu Hakusho'' example above, in In ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', Darui fights opponents with a weapon that seals the speaker when they state their most commonly used word, or if they go too long without saying anything. Though he figures out not to say the word ("darui" itself in Japanese, translated to "dull" or "drab" in English), his saying the phonemes in order ("an'''d I'll'''" or "timi'''d rab'''bit") cause him to get sucked in anyway. [[spoiler: His dying apologies for not catching this and failing cause the word "sorry" to become his new most commonly stated word, saving his soul.]]
10th Apr '16 9:01:26 AM tyouker
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* A New York restaurant called Han Dynasty has been the butt of jokes for its website, handynasty.com (also a case of the ScunthorpeProblem, because "handynasty" sometimes gets caught by porn filters).
10th Apr '16 12:16:35 AM KaiYves
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** Former NASA manager [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Pace Scott Pace]] had the awesome-sounding e-mail address [[IncrediblyLamePun s.pace]]@nasa.gov.
5th Mar '16 4:51:12 PM stuffedninja
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27th Feb '16 10:05:30 AM Josef5678
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* Music/SusanBoyle celebrated the release of one of her albums with the {{Twitter}} hashtag #susanalbumparty.

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* Music/SusanBoyle celebrated the release of one of her albums with the {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} hashtag #susanalbumparty.
27th Feb '16 9:38:22 AM twilicorn
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* Music/SusanBoyle celebrated the release of her new album with the {{Twitter}} hashtag #susanalbumparty.

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* Music/SusanBoyle celebrated the release of one of her new album albums with the {{Twitter}} hashtag #susanalbumparty.



* The track "Big Butter And Egg Man" by Music/LouisArmstrong and his Hot Five and Hot Seven (available on ''Music/TheCompleteHotFiveAndHotSevenRecordings''). Is it about a duo named ''Big Butter'' and ''Egg Man''? Or about a man called ''Big Butter And Egg''? [[note]] It's the latter. A ''big butter and egg man'' was 1920s slang for a big spender, a travelling businessman in the habit of spending large amounts of money in nightclubs. [[/note]]

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* The track "Big Butter And Egg Man" by Music/LouisArmstrong and his [[Music/TheCompleteHotFiveAndHotSevenRecordings Hot Five and Hot Seven (available on ''Music/TheCompleteHotFiveAndHotSevenRecordings'').Seven]]. Is it about a duo named ''Big Butter'' and ''Egg Man''? Or about a man called ''Big Butter And Egg''? [[note]] It's the latter. A ''big butter and egg man'' was 1920s slang for a big spender, a travelling businessman in the habit of spending large amounts of money in nightclubs. [[/note]]



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* Singer Susan Boyle had a new album out and held a party to publicise it. She put out an announcement on Twitter: Susan album party. Unfortunately, the resulting hashtag invited people to Su's Anal Bum Party.

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* Singer Susan Boyle had a new album out and held a party to publicise promote it. She put out an announcement on Twitter: Susan Twitter under "Susan album party.party". Unfortunately, the resulting hashtag invited people to Su's Anal Bum Party.


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* Similar to the Susan Boyle example and crossing with ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated, when UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher passed away a hashtag went out on Twitter - it was intended to be "Now Thatcher's Dead", but the way it was worded and the fact that many occurrences of the hashtag were AllLowercaseLetters caused people to briefly think that the singer Music/{{Cher}} had died (i.e. "Now that Cher's dead"). To think that, as of 2016, Cher is still alive.
22nd Feb '16 1:52:31 AM PaulA
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* In Johann Strauss's comic operetta ''Die Fledermaus'', the governor of the local prison asks Frosch (the jailer who was on duty the previous night) if anything unusual happened, to which Frosch replies ''"Nichts, würdig Herr Direktor."'' ("Nothing, worthy governor.") The governor, however, hears it as ''"Nichtswürdig Herr Direktor"'' ("Unworthy governor"), and thinks he's being insulted until Frosch clarifies the statement.

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* In Johann Strauss's comic operetta ''Die Fledermaus'', ''Theatre/DieFledermaus'', the governor of the local prison asks Frosch (the jailer who was on duty the previous night) if anything unusual happened, to which Frosch replies ''"Nichts, würdig Herr Direktor."'' ("Nothing, worthy governor.") The governor, however, hears it as ''"Nichtswürdig Herr Direktor"'' ("Unworthy governor"), and thinks he's being insulted until Frosch clarifies the statement.
18th Feb '16 6:21:51 AM hyphz
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* [[http://www.allwomenstalk.com allwomenstalk.com]] is a magazine site that's "All Women's Talk", not a commentary that women tend to be stalkers.. but its listed title actually is ''All Women Stalk'', make it potentially a LampshadeHanging.
11th Feb '16 8:33:44 AM Lirodon
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* Played with multiple times on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "Celebrity Jeopardy!" sketches, although it's strongly implied that Creator/SeanConnery[[note]]played by Darrell Hammond[[/note]] was just [[ForTheLulz being a dick]] as it's somewhat hard to read "An Album Cover" as "Anal Bum Cover". Other examples from those sketches are "The Pen Is Mightier", read by Connery as "The Penis Mightier" ("Gussy it up however you want, Trebek. What matters is does it work? Will it really [[BiggerIsBetterInBed mighty my penis]], man?"); "S Words", which was read as "[[SwordTropes Swords]]"; "Catch The Semen" for "Catch These Men"; "Jap Anus Relations", for "Japan-US Relations", "Famous Titles" as "Famous Titties"; "Who Reads" as "Whore Ads" and "Let It Snow" as "Le Tits, Now", "Foreign Flicks as "Foreign Fucks" (as [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar implied]] by the font and Connery responding with "Ursula Andress, Catherine Deneuve, and Charo, twice", who were foreign ladies he had apparently "snogged"); and even the above "Therapists" example. [[Creator/NormMacDonald Burt Reynolds]] also once pronounced "a petit déjeuner" as "ape tit", with [[HilarityEnsues the usual results]].

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* Played with multiple times on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s "Celebrity Jeopardy!" sketches, although it's strongly implied that Creator/SeanConnery[[note]]played by Darrell Hammond[[/note]] was just [[ForTheLulz being a dick]] as it's somewhat hard to read "An Album Cover" as "Anal Bum Cover". Other examples from those sketches are "The Pen Is Mightier", read by Connery as "The Penis Mightier" ("Gussy it up however you want, Trebek. What matters is does it work? Will it really [[BiggerIsBetterInBed mighty my penis]], man?"); "S Words", which was read as "[[SwordTropes Swords]]"; "Catch The Semen" for "Catch These Men"; "Jap Anus Relations", for "Japan-US Relations", "Famous Titles" as "Famous Titties"; "Who Reads" as "Whore Ads" and Ads", "Let It Snow" as "Le Tits, Now", and "Foreign Flicks as "Foreign Fucks" (as [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar implied]] by the font and Connery responding with "Ursula Andress, Catherine Deneuve, and Charo, twice", who were foreign ladies he had apparently "snogged"); and even the above "Therapists" example. [[Creator/NormMacDonald Burt Reynolds]] also once pronounced "a petit déjeuner" as "ape tit", with [[HilarityEnsues the usual results]].
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