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11th Sep '17 10:53:21 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Near the beginning of ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John calls Dave and says, "Your pimp says bring the heroin shipment tonight, or he'll be forced to stick you. Meet him where we buried the Korean whore. The one without the goatee."
** That was code. It meant, "Come to my place as soon as you can, it's important." Code, you know, in case the phone was bugged.

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* Near the beginning of ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John calls Dave and says, "Your pimp says bring the heroin shipment tonight, or he'll be forced to stick you. Meet him where we buried the Korean whore. The one without the goatee."
** That was code. It meant,
"[[note]]Code for, "Come to my place as soon as you can, it's important." Code, you know, in case the phone was bugged."[[/note]]
17th Jun '17 9:35:36 PM nombretomado
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* On the website Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom and the production based on its culture, ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', {{Wikipedia}} is nicknamed "The Armenian Genocide" due to the fact that a lot of arguments have focused on the fact that it is often subject to vandalism by ultranationalist trolls on that issue. This has in turn led to further Unusual Dysphemisms such as "genocide" being used as a substitute for any and every other verb when describing a news story involving Armenians.

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* On the website Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom and the production based on its culture, ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', {{Wikipedia}} Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} is nicknamed "The Armenian Genocide" due to the fact that a lot of arguments have focused on the fact that it is often subject to vandalism by ultranationalist trolls on that issue. This has in turn led to further Unusual Dysphemisms such as "genocide" being used as a substitute for any and every other verb when describing a news story involving Armenians.
14th Oct '16 9:47:24 PM RevDave
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** This facility with words actually came useful in another episode, where a 13-year-old girl was experiencing complications after getting pregnant. House was legally obligated to get her parents permission to end the pregnancy, but he carefully phrased it as "a parasite she picked up from another student on a school trip" and they just signed the form without further questions.
22nd Sep '16 1:22:26 AM CaptainTedium
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The opposite of UnusualEuphemism, a character replaces an ordinary phrase with an unnecessarily [[BlackComedy harsh]], obscene, or [[VulgarHumor crude]] one, either as an expression or disrespect of merely for the RuleOfFunny. There are several examples in ordinary usage, see The Other Wiki for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysphemism examples]], but this trope is for particularly imaginative ones.

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The opposite of UnusualEuphemism, a character replaces an ordinary phrase with an unnecessarily [[BlackComedy harsh]], obscene, or [[VulgarHumor crude]] one, either as an expression or of disrespect of or merely for the RuleOfFunny. There are several examples in ordinary usage, see The Other Wiki for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysphemism examples]], but this trope is for particularly imaginative ones.
30th May '16 8:26:36 PM Doug86
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* On the website AlternateHistoryDotCom and the production based on its culture, ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', {{Wikipedia}} is nicknamed "The Armenian Genocide" due to the fact that a lot of arguments have focused on the fact that it is often subject to vandalism by ultranationalist trolls on that issue. This has in turn led to further Unusual Dysphemisms such as "genocide" being used as a substitute for any and every other verb when describing a news story involving Armenians.

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* On the website AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom and the production based on its culture, ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', {{Wikipedia}} is nicknamed "The Armenian Genocide" due to the fact that a lot of arguments have focused on the fact that it is often subject to vandalism by ultranationalist trolls on that issue. This has in turn led to further Unusual Dysphemisms such as "genocide" being used as a substitute for any and every other verb when describing a news story involving Armenians.
7th Mar '16 9:38:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheWire'' is full of them, usually avoiding the simple word "screwed" when graphically detailed homoerotica is an option, and re-instilling the evocative power of usually-cliché sexual metaphors by dragging them out.

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* ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' is full of them, usually avoiding the simple word "screwed" when graphically detailed homoerotica is an option, and re-instilling the evocative power of usually-cliché sexual metaphors by dragging them out.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has mentioned a few RealLife examples of doctors' acronyms, like "'''G'''et '''O'''ut of '''M'''y '''E'''mergency '''R'''oom", and ''{{QI}}'' described a few more creative ones.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' has mentioned a few RealLife examples of doctors' acronyms, like "'''G'''et '''O'''ut of '''M'''y '''E'''mergency '''R'''oom", and ''{{QI}}'' ''Series/{{QI}}'' described a few more creative ones.



* The notorious ''[[TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} F.A.T.A.L.]]'' would be bad enough without gems such as "fucksticks" and "cunt-pipes". The former appears to have been removed in most of the circulating versions, but the latter is present in all editions.

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* The notorious ''[[TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} F.A.T.A.L.]]'' ''TabletopGame/{{FATAL}}'' would be bad enough without gems such as "fucksticks" and "cunt-pipes". The former appears to have been removed in most of the circulating versions, but the latter is present in all editions.
24th Jan '16 3:22:00 PM poi99
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* Costello's mistress in ''Film/TheDeparted'' lampshades the potential UnfortunateImplications of this kind of dialogue. After he makes several references in a phonecall to giving a detective "a whiff of my ass" so that he'll "crawl right in", he hangs up and turns to his girlfriend, who is reading a book on getting pregnant;

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* Costello's mistress in ''Film/TheDeparted'' lampshades the potential UnfortunateImplications unwanted implications of this kind of dialogue. After he makes several references in a phonecall to giving a detective "a whiff of my ass" so that he'll "crawl right in", he hangs up and turns to his girlfriend, who is reading a book on getting pregnant;
4th Nov '15 5:23:04 PM Rhomega2
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-->That was code. It meant, "Come to my place as soon as you can, it's important." Code, you know, in case the phone was bugged.

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-->That ** That was code. It meant, "Come to my place as soon as you can, it's important." Code, you know, in case the phone was bugged.
20th Dec '14 11:24:39 AM skybox
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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comes up with the idea of "reverse euphemisms", where "taking a shit" ''actually'' means "dropping the kids off at the pool".

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comes up with the idea of "reverse euphemisms", where "taking a shit" ''actually'' means "dropping the kids off at the pool".pool."
17th Nov '14 7:54:11 PM caughtbluehanded
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* Near the beginning of ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John calls Dave and says, "Bring the cocaine shipment to the place where we buried the Korean transvestite."

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* Near the beginning of ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', John calls Dave and says, "Bring "Your pimp says bring the cocaine heroin shipment tonight, or he'll be forced to the place stick you. Meet him where we buried the Korean transvestite.whore. The one without the goatee."
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