History UnusualEuphemism / Literature

3rd Dec '16 9:32:18 AM WhosAsking
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* In ''The High King'', the final volume of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', the outlaw Dorath informs Princess Eilonwy that he intends to "remove your charms" "until you are fit company for a swineherd," referring to the hero Taran. What he means is that ''she's going to be gang-raped'' by his band of thugs. The odd wording is to keep from traumatizing younger readers, who can understand that she's in danger without knowing exactly what's going to happen; older readers can figure it out, as Eilonwy did.

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* In ''The High King'', the final volume of the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'', the outlaw Dorath informs Princess Eilonwy that he intends to "remove your charms" "until you are fit company for a swineherd," referring to the hero Taran. What he means is that ''she's going to be gang-raped'' by his band of thugs. The odd wording is to keep from traumatizing younger readers, readers[[note]]The ''Chronicles of Prydain'' books are intended for older children and would be found in the Young Adult section of a library, so sensitivities had to be considered.[[/note]], who can understand that she's in danger without knowing exactly what's going to happen; older readers can figure it out, as Eilonwy did.
5th Nov '16 9:40:08 AM dlchen145
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*** [[DeadpanSnarker Kyle]] [[BadAss Katarn]], of the ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'', is fond of "[[OhCrap Aw, sithspit...]]" And it works.

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*** [[DeadpanSnarker Kyle]] [[BadAss Katarn]], Katarn, of the ''VideoGame/DarkForcesSaga'', is fond of "[[OhCrap Aw, sithspit...]]" And it works.
2nd Nov '16 12:21:59 AM PaulA
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** TroyDenning is apparently slowly trying to insert real-life profanity into the EU; "bugslut", anyone?

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** TroyDenning Creator/TroyDenning is apparently slowly trying to insert real-life profanity into the EU; "bugslut", anyone?
12th Sep '16 9:10:11 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Caffour complains about how no one has "yanked his banana" in many years.

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* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Caffour complains about how no one has "yanked his banana" in many years.years.
* In ''Literature/EmpireStar'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany, "Jhup" is an alternate term for plyasil, the sole export product of Comet Jo's home world of Rhys. It is also considered a strong obscentity--but only on Rhys. This leads to a discussion of the nature of obscene words after Jo apologizes for using the word to a spacer visiting Rhys.
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11th Sep '16 7:19:52 PM PaulA
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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's novella "Dogwalker" is full of cyberpunk-style slang, and has a character use the word "pope" to mean "penis." Later a character is described as being "smart enough to put his hands in his pockets without seeking an audience with the pope."

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* Creator/OrsonScottCard's novella "Dogwalker" (collected in ''Literature/MapsInAMirror'') is full of cyberpunk-style slang, and has a character use the word "pope" to mean "penis." Later a character is described as being "smart enough to put his hands in his pockets without seeking an audience with the pope."
6th Sep '16 7:56:29 PM FarseerLolotea
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* In ''Literature/TheColSecTrilogy'', Heleth says "yeck" as a replacement for both "ew" and (judging by context) "shit."

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* In ''Literature/TheColSecTrilogy'', Heleth says "yeck" both as a the obvious replacement for both "ew" and (judging by as an apparent euphemism (calling things that she dislikes "yecky" and people who annoy her "yeck-head," to give some context) for "shit."" ''[[LadySwearsALot Often]]''.
26th Aug '16 9:24:13 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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** Even worse, the blasphemous "Hraka Frith!" [[note]] literarily: Shit God [[/note]]

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** Even worse, the blasphemous "Hraka "Embleer Frith!" [[note]] literarily: Shit God Stinking God; roughly equivalent to "goddammit" [[/note]]
8th Jun '16 12:39:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[VoidTrilogy The Temporal Void]]'' has [[http://books.google.com/books?id=ldH2BM3vs_EC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128#v=onepage&q&f=false this]] rather chilling reference to (the 39th century's hyper-advanced) torture techniques as "today's medical techniques".

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* ''[[VoidTrilogy ''[[Literature/VoidTrilogy The Temporal Void]]'' has [[http://books.google.com/books?id=ldH2BM3vs_EC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128#v=onepage&q&f=false this]] rather chilling reference to (the 39th century's hyper-advanced) torture techniques as "today's medical techniques".
7th Jun '16 3:27:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* Characters in Creator/IsaacAsimov stories will often exclaim words such as "Space!" and "Galaxy!". Ebling Mis from ''[[{{Foundation}} Foundation and Empire]]'' was quite fond of calling things "unprintable".

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* Characters in Creator/IsaacAsimov stories will often exclaim words such as "Space!" and "Galaxy!". Ebling Mis from ''[[{{Foundation}} ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation and Empire]]'' was quite fond of calling things "unprintable".
30th Apr '16 9:27:57 PM Kid
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\\WordOfGod states that the last three books in the series will be an apocolyptic trilogy titled "Stars and Stones," "Hell's Bells" and "Empty Night." Jim Butcher has gone on the record stating "They're swears for a reason."

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\\WordOfGod WordOfGod states that the last three books in the series will be an apocolyptic trilogy titled "Stars and Stones," "Hell's Bells" and "Empty Night." Jim Butcher has gone on the record stating "They're swears for a reason."
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