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21st Mar '17 2:48:29 PM Ana_Filth
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** Variations include the popular "yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon," which makes very little sense[[note]]At one point, Colonel Stuart does use the radio call sign "Falcon" though it is not clear how McClane could have known this.[[/note]], and "yippee-ki-yay, Kimosabe".

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** Variations include the popular "yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon," which makes very little sense[[note]]At one point, Colonel Stuart does use the radio call sign "Falcon" though it is not clear how McClane [=McClane=] could have known this.[[/note]], and "yippee-ki-yay, Kimosabe".
21st Mar '17 2:47:09 PM Ana_Filth
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** Variations include the popular "yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon," which makes very little sense, and "yippee-ki-yay, Kimosabe".

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** Variations include the popular "yippee-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon," which makes very little sense, sense[[note]]At one point, Colonel Stuart does use the radio call sign "Falcon" though it is not clear how McClane could have known this.[[/note]], and "yippee-ki-yay, Kimosabe".
19th Mar '17 11:18:37 AM StFan
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!!Examples (straight):

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!!Examples (straight):Subpages:



* UnusualEuphemism/FanFic
* UnusualEuphemism/{{Film}}

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* UnusualEuphemism/FanFic
UnusualEuphemism/FanWorks
* UnusualEuphemism/{{Film}}[[UnusualEuphemism/LiveActionFilms Films Live-Action]]



* UnusualEuphemism/NewspaperComics
* UnusualEuphemism/ProfessionalWrestling



* UnusualEuphemism/RecordedAndStandUpComedy





[[AC:Meta]]
* After someone used it in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' FetishFuel page, the phrase "squiggly feelings" became popular on ThisVeryWiki, and, after the Fetish Fuel pages were moved, [[http://fetishfuel.wikia.com/wiki/Fetish_Fuel_Wiki Fetish Fuel Wiki]].


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[[folder:Comedy]]
* After someone used it Irish comedian Dylan Moran discusses how, even in modern times, topics such as homosexuality are still dressed with euphemisms.
-->"Well you know what they say about John, don't you?"\\
"Actually, no, I don't. What do they say?"\\
"Well, you know, that he's..." ''(raises right knee into air)''\\
"...what?"\\
"You know, he's still picking up twigs
in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' FetishFuel page, springtime... ''(beat)'' ...he likes his toast done on all three sides."
* Creator/JeffFoxworthy subverted this in a skit where he says that his wife always seems to have whatever disease they're discussing on
the phrase "squiggly feelings" became news: "You do ''not'' have testicular cancer. You don't even have testiculars!"
* Any verbified noun is a euphemism for drunk, according to Creator/MichaelMcIntyre.
-->"Did you have a drink last night?"\\
"Are you joking? I got utterly gazebo'd."
* Creator/PattonOswalt did an infamous bit combining this with GoshDangItToHeck while telling about how producers for network (as in censored) programming wanted the same material he ''usually'' delivered, but in a censor-friendly way. The results were rather disturbing.
-->"I'm gonna fill your hoo-ha with goof-juice!" That is ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' '''horrifying'''!
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' used "boxcar" to represent swearing (for aphasic Grandpa Jim), and "going roadside" to indicate having sex.
** "Foob."
* ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' had Pig crying out in pain "Ohhhhhhhh my Oompa Loompas" after taking a [[GroinAttack hit to the groin]].
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'':
** It is known for substituting inappropriate words with a description of the words in parens, for example ''(expletive)'' or ''(body part)''
** In [[http://web.mac.com/arnold_zwicky/DoonesObsGer.gif one example]] an angry Frank Sinatra lets loose with an "obscene gerund" which puzzles the [[MediumAwareness medium aware]] target of his rage.
* In ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', Paige once told Peter to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "eat spit and die".]]
** In another strip, when Andy asked Jason how it was like golfing with his father, Jason replied that it was "colorful." Andy then asks whether he meant the color of nature, the ball, the clubs, or his dad's orange plaid golf pants, Jason elaborated to mean that he was actually referring to Roger's language. Cue Roger swearing.
** Lampshaded in another strip, in which Peter stubs his toe and shouts things like "asterisk" and "dollar sign," and then remarks that "comic-strip curse words leave something to be desired." Jason helpfully suggests he add some daggers and lightning bolts. Oh, *$&!
* ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' had at least one in the form of "child-safe cuss words".
-->'''Daryll:''' Dingy-dangy dog-gone heck to phooey!
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' comic, Opus is writing a personals ad for a woman who is seeking "intense physical affection," but doesn't want to sound crude. Opus suggests "snugglebunnies" as an alternative euphemism, and the woman insists that he use "''sweaty'' snugglebunnies" instead.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Pogo}}'': "Rowrbazzle!"
* ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}:
** "Good grief!"
** Also, "Well, I'll be!"
* The January 4, 2015 ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' strip has the base chaplain suggest to Sarge that he use the word "grawlix" in place of profanity. As in the actual word "grawlix".
** In the July 25, 2007 strip, a [[BlackBraAndPanties nearly naked]] Miss Buxley uses a couple of euphemisms for her private parts when she tells General Halftrack over the phone that [[SexyDiscretionShot she won't be in to work]] because she has a [[http://www.onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/plumbing-leak "leak in her plumbing"]] and she's [[ReadyForLovemaking waiting for]] [[DoubleEntendre the repairman to fix the leak]] and [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow replace a missing part on her heating thingy]].
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'':
** "Applesauce!" This is coming from Baby Herman, an old-timer in a toon baby's body. He uses euphemisms a few times in the movie. To be fair, "applesauce" was a common explicative in the [[TheRoaringTwenties twenties]], used to denote frustration or disbelief, the way Herman used it.
--->'''Baby Herman:''' My problem is I got a 50-year-old lust and a 3-year-old ''dinky''.\\
''[later in the same scene]''\\
'''Baby Herman:''' The paper said Acme had no will. That's a load o' ''succotash''.
** [[spoiler:A subversion]] -- it's obvious what is meant by Jessica and Marvin Acme "playing patty-cake". [[spoiler: They are really playing patty-cake]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'', all swear words are efficiently replaced with "cuss". People in the audience who catch on shouldn't have any trouble deciphering the uses of "cluster-cuss" and "cussin' with their heads", for example. In the background of one scene, "CUSS" is written in graffiti on a wall.
* In ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Tinkerbell Series]]'' much strange fairy slang is used. Including, but not limited to: "Who gives a pile of pebbles?", "Flitterific!", "Splinters!", "Teetering Teapots!", "By the second star!". And from the book: "Fly with you", "I'd fly backwards if I could" and the
popular on ThisVeryWiki, and, slur for humans: "Clumsies."
* In ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'', the owl says "twitterpated" as a euphemism for "smitten".
* In ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'', Skipper is not too comfortable [[ItMakesSenseInContext in lederhosen]]:
-->'''Skipper:''' These 'hosen are riding up in my Bundesliga.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has "Jumping jellyfish!" as an euphemism.
* When Naveen crashes the Charlotte's wedding in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', she exclaims, "Cheese and crackers!"
* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' has Woody get angry and yell out "Son of a ''building block''!"
* Combined with ThankTheMaker in ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' where cars say things like "For the love of Chrysler!" and "Ford Almighty!"
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Hunter orders Junior to "liberate" Tulip. And then bluntly and repeatedly makes crystal clear that he means to fire her.
--> '''Hunter:''' If I'm not being clear, I mean fire her!
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/KurtAngle and Wrestling/BookerT once had a ShoutOut to ''Film/DieHard'' when Booker asked Angle, "You really think you have a chance, Mr. Cowboy?" Angle's response: "Yippie-kai-yay, Mother Hubbard."
* The independent wrestling company Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} promotes itself as family-friendly and discourages foul language. This led to fans chanting "Holy Poop"
after impressive moves or dives.
* [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] used a lot of these, notably using "pie" as a nickname for vaginas, and "strudel" as a nickname for penises.
* Wrestling/JohnCena, vocabulary constrained by WWE's new PG policy, has recently made "Elimination Chamber" a euphemism for "ass". Runs into DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment when he starts talking about "kicking people's elimination chambers" and then going to
the Fetish Fuel pages were moved, [[http://fetishfuel.wikia.com/wiki/Fetish_Fuel_Wiki Fetish Fuel Wiki]].

Elimination Chamber PPV and "kicking ''more'' elimination chamber".
** Double Subverted. Contrary to popular belief, the word 'ass' can be and is said by John Cena and others in the PG era. He only did that in one or two promos JustForPun... it would have turned into a [[ClusterFBomb Cluster A Bomb]] otherwise.
--> And: "BALONEY, FUDGE AND MUSTARD! MY LIFE IS BEING RUINED BY THE INTERNET!"
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* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' contains a scene where an enraged John Goodman smashes up a car and repeatedly yells "Do you see what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass?" On TV, it becomes "[[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2726955/big_lebowski_dude_do_you_see_what_happens_do_you/ Do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?]]" and "...When you feed a stoner scrambled eggs?" This is quite funny, because it makes absolutely no sense story-wise, and leaves one wondering why they didn't simply bleep the offending words out. The answer is the Coens themselves apparently wrote the new lines for Goodman to read.
** One that isn't added later on is when The Dude calls Film/TheBigLebowski for a "human paraquat".

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* ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' contains a scene where an enraged John Goodman smashes up a car and repeatedly yells "Do you see what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass?" On TV, it becomes "[[http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2726955/big_lebowski_dude_do_you_see_what_happens_do_you/ Do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?]]" and "...When you feed a stoner scrambled eggs?" This is quite funny, because it makes absolutely no sense story-wise, and leaves one wondering why they didn't simply bleep the offending words out. The answer is the Coens themselves apparently wrote the new lines for Goodman to read.
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read. One that isn't added later on is when The Dude calls Film/TheBigLebowski The Big Lebowski for a "human paraquat".



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': At the end of the Onionhead sequence, Venkman's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass" inexplicably becomes "What a knockabout of pure fun that was!".

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'': At the end of the Onionhead sequence, Venkman's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass" inexplicably becomes "What a knockabout of pure fun that was!".



--->'''Ash:''' [GOSHDARNIT], I can't believe you guys are still arguing over that [BLOODY] piece of [POO] jacket!
--->'''Morgan:''' This [MELON FARMER] thinks it's his [FRUITY] jacket! I had it way before [FREAKIN'] he did!

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--->'''Ash:''' -->'''Ash:''' [GOSHDARNIT], I can't believe you guys are still arguing over that [BLOODY] piece of [POO] jacket!
--->'''Morgan:'''
jacket!\\
'''Morgan:'''
This [MELON FARMER] thinks it's his [FRUITY] jacket! I had it way before [FREAKIN'] he did!



* In a TV broadcast of ''Film/UpInTheAir'', when Alex tells Ryan, "Just think of me as you, only with a vagina" into "Think of me as you, only with a miffler." Uh...what the hell?

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* In a TV broadcast of ''Film/UpInTheAir'', when Alex tells Ryan, "Just think of me as you, only with a vagina" into "Think of me as you, only with a miffler." Uh... what the hell?



* In ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies The Tinkerbell Series]]'' much strange fairy slang is used. Including, but not limited to: "Who gives a pile of pebbles?", "Flitterific!", "Splinters!", "Teetering Teapots!", "By the second star!". And from the book: "Fly with you", "I'd fly backwards if I could" and the popular slur for humans: "Clumsies."



* In one edited-for-TV version of ''Film/PulpFiction'', Jules's line "English, motherfucker! Do you speak it?!" is changed to "English, little sucker! Do you speak it?!"

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* ''Film/PulpFiction'':
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In one edited-for-TV version of ''Film/PulpFiction'', version, Jules's line "English, motherfucker! Do you speak it?!" is changed to "English, little sucker! Do you speak it?!"



---> '''Jimmie:''' Do you wanna know why you didn't see that sign? Because storing dead African-Americans ain't none of my rooty-toot-tootin' business, that's why!
* ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'': "asshole" is changed to rascal

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---> '''Jimmie:''' --->'''Jimmie:''' Do you wanna know why you didn't see that sign? Because storing dead African-Americans ain't none of my rooty-toot-tootin' business, that's why!
* ''ForgettingSarahMarshall'': ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'': "asshole" is changed to rascalrascal.
5th Mar '17 5:29:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'': What do you say I take you home and[[note]]"...I lick your pussy?"[[/note]] we watch ''ILoveLucy'' ?"

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* ''Film/SharkAttack3Megalodon'': What do you say I take you home and[[note]]"...I lick your pussy?"[[/note]] we watch ''ILoveLucy'' ?"''Series/ILoveLucy''?"
10th Jan '17 6:53:39 PM nombretomado
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* Used with great success in the "Edited For TV" short by ''LoadingReadyRun''. It featured the characters' swear words blatantly dubbed over by the narrator.

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* Used with great success in the "Edited For TV" short by ''LoadingReadyRun''.''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun''. It featured the characters' swear words blatantly dubbed over by the narrator.
7th Jul '16 10:41:53 AM AnalRetentiveGeek
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->''"I will no longer be allowed to cuss! Instead I will have to use 'television' curse words. That's right, you ''[[AC:motorscooters]]''! Now don't give me any of your ''[[AC:bullfreak]]''! This is some serious ''[[AC:stuff]]'' right now! And if you think I'm some kind of sellout as--''[[AC:airhead]]'' for changing my format, then you... you can go ''[[AC:pluck]]'' yourself!"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', ''[[https://youtu.be/Q_NISt5tJOg?t=72 Disney Buys AngryJoeShow!]]''

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->''"I will no longer be allowed to cuss! Instead I will have to use 'television' curse words. That's right, you ''[[AC:motorscooters]]''! Now apprehended the accused and advised him of his rights. He replied, 'Why don't give me any of you ram it up your ''[[AC:bullfreak]]''! This is some serious ''[[AC:stuff]]'' right now! And if pimhole, you think I'm some kind of sellout as--''[[AC:airhead]]'' for changing my format, then you... you can go ''[[AC:pluck]]'' yourself!"''
fusking clothprunker.'"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', ''[[https://youtu.be/Q_NISt5tJOg?t=72 Disney Buys AngryJoeShow!]]''
''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''
19th May '16 7:33:20 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': At the end of the Onionhead sequence, Venkman's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass" inexplicably becomes "What a knockabout of pure fun that was!".

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': At the end of the Onionhead sequence, Venkman's "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass" inexplicably becomes "What a knockabout of pure fun that was!".
30th Apr '16 5:36:43 PM AtticusOmundson
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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', ''[[https://youtu.be/Q_NISt5tJOg?t=72 Disney BuysAngryJoeShow!]]''

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-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', ''[[https://youtu.be/Q_NISt5tJOg?t=72 Disney BuysAngryJoeShow!]]''
Buys AngryJoeShow!]]''
30th Apr '16 5:36:27 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"I will no longer be allowed to cuss! Instead I will have to use 'television' curse words. That's right, you [[AC:motorscooters]]! Now don't give me any of your [[AC:bullfreak]]! This is some serious [[AC:stuff]] right now! And if you think I'm some kind of sellout as--[[AC:airhead]] for changing my format, then you... you can go [[AC:pluck]] yourself!"''

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->''"I will no longer be allowed to cuss! Instead I will have to use 'television' curse words. That's right, you [[AC:motorscooters]]! ''[[AC:motorscooters]]''! Now don't give me any of your [[AC:bullfreak]]! ''[[AC:bullfreak]]''! This is some serious [[AC:stuff]] ''[[AC:stuff]]'' right now! And if you think I'm some kind of sellout as--[[AC:airhead]] as--''[[AC:airhead]]'' for changing my format, then you... you can go [[AC:pluck]] ''[[AC:pluck]]'' yourself!"''
30th Apr '16 5:35:20 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"I apprehended the accused and advised him of his rights. He replied, 'Why don't you ram it up your pimhole, you fusking clothprunker.'"''
-->-- ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''

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->''"I apprehended the accused and advised him of his rights. He replied, 'Why will no longer be allowed to cuss! Instead I will have to use 'television' curse words. That's right, you [[AC:motorscooters]]! Now don't you ram it up give me any of your pimhole, [[AC:bullfreak]]! This is some serious [[AC:stuff]] right now! And if you fusking clothprunker.'"''
think I'm some kind of sellout as--[[AC:airhead]] for changing my format, then you... you can go [[AC:pluck]] yourself!"''
-->-- ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie''
'''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', ''[[https://youtu.be/Q_NISt5tJOg?t=72 Disney BuysAngryJoeShow!]]''
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