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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."
18th Feb '14 6:05:35 PM johnnye
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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 of 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 of 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.
18th Feb '14 6:04:18 PM johnnye
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* ''TheWire'' is full of them, usually avoiding the simple word "screwed" when hideously graphic homoerotica is an option.

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* ''TheWire'' is full of them, usually avoiding the simple word "screwed" when hideously graphic graphically detailed homoerotica is an option.option, and re-instilling the evocative power of usually-cliché sexual metaphors by dragging them out.
-->'''[=McNulty=]:''' You know why I respect you, Bunk? 'Cause when it came time to fuck me... 'least you were gentle.\\
'''Bunk:''' Yeah, well, I knew it was your first time. Wanted it to be special.
18th Feb '14 5:54:54 PM johnnye
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* Dr. Gregory Series/{{House}} gets very creative with these -- except that unlike most doctors, [[DrJerk he uses them to the patient's faces]].
-->'''House:''' You have a parasite.\\
'''Patient:''' Like a tapeworm or something? [...] Can you do anything about it?\\
'''House:''' Only for about a month or so. After that it becomes illegal to remove, except in a couple of states.\\
'''Patient:''' ''Illegal?''\\
'''House:''' Don't worry. Many women learn to embrace this parasite. They name it, dress it up in tiny clothes, arrange playdates with other parasites...\\
'''Patient:''' Playdates..?\\
'''House:''' ''(showing her sonogram)'' It has your eyes.



* Roy Brown's "Butcher Pete" (featured in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'') is about [[SleepingWithTheMilkman Pete being a bold philanderer]], but Brown [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar avoids singing about sex]] by using ''brutal murder and dismemberment'' as a dysphemism.

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* Roy Brown's "Butcher Pete" (featured in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'') is about [[SleepingWithTheMilkman [[CheatingWithTheMilkman Pete being a bold philanderer]], but Brown [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar avoids singing about sex]] by using ''brutal murder and dismemberment'' as a dysphemism.



* Appears occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.

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* Appears occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
2nd Feb '14 4:14:38 PM johnnye
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The opposite of UnusualEuphemism, a character replaces an ordinary phrase with an unnecessarily [[BlackComedy obscene]] or [[VulgarHumor crude]] one. 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 obscene]] harsh]], obscene, or [[VulgarHumor crude]] one.one, either as an expression of 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.



* Literature -- and anything in printed form -- is said by [[OldMediaAreEvil internet aficionados]] to be in "Dead Tree Format".

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* Literature -- and anything in printed form -- is said by [[OldMediaAreEvil internet aficionados]] to be in "Dead Tree Format".
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