History UnusualEuphemism / Literature

30th Apr '16 9:27:57 PM Kid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


\\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."

to:

\\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."
21st Apr '16 6:49:22 PM jjjj2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Many of Creator/DaveBarry's newspaper columns noted that certain words in quotes were replaced with euphemisms to avoid offending family audiences. These euphemisms could be InherentlyFunnyWords or proper names from context, but usually they were obvious soundalikes, such as "duck shoe." Dave Barry's novels ''Big Trouble'' and ''Tricky Business'' use actual dirty words, as the author warns at the beginning of both.

to:

* Many of Creator/DaveBarry's newspaper columns noted that certain words in quotes were replaced with euphemisms to avoid offending family audiences. These euphemisms could be InherentlyFunnyWords or proper names from context, but usually they were obvious soundalikes, such as "duck shoe." Dave Barry's novels ''Big Trouble'' ''Literature/BigTrouble'' and ''Tricky Business'' ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'' use actual dirty words, as the author warns at the beginning of both.
12th Dec '15 4:39:34 PM Yuihime
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** TruthInTelevision: In days when self-employed women were rare, ladies of the night faced with reporting their income for taxes would claim that they were seamstresses, a self-employed profession that ''was'' acceptable for a woman.
2nd Oct '15 10:05:02 AM ChaoticNovelist
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', 'funking' is used repeatedly, as is geecries (Jesus Christ).

to:

* In ''Literature/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', 'funking' is used repeatedly, as is geecries (Jesus Christ).Christ).
*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Caffour complains about how no one has "yanked his banana" in many years.
8th Aug '15 10:27:30 PM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In [[WenSpencer Wen Spencer's]] ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', [[DistressedDude Jerin]] is noted as being skilled at ''k'lamour'' (italics in text) or oral sex, from the context. This term is only used once, and it's in a novel with no other constructed language to speak of. As the word is a kind of mangled Latin, or French (amour = love), it could also mean sex in general. It is referred to as "the paths of pleasure". Jerin is extremely embarassed about having to talk about it. Normal sex that is provided by the husband for his wives is called "servicing" the wives, which is also unusual, although your mileage may vary on whether it is an ''euphemism''.

to:

* In [[WenSpencer Wen Spencer's]] Creator/WenSpencer's ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', [[DistressedDude Jerin]] is noted as being skilled at ''k'lamour'' (italics in text) or oral sex, from the context. This term is only used once, and it's in a novel with no other constructed language to speak of. As the word is a kind of mangled Latin, or French (amour = love), it could also mean sex in general. It is referred to as "the paths of pleasure". Jerin is extremely embarassed about having to talk about it. Normal sex that is provided by the husband for his wives is called "servicing" the wives, which is also unusual, although your mileage may vary on whether it is an ''euphemism''.
27th Jul '15 11:08:16 PM Dalillama
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Flight-Lieutenant Silk has an affair with a former model who has dropped out of society to live a poor but content life in the country. The relationship occupies a sort of halfway house between a FriendsWithBenefits situation and outright prostitution. There is something genuine between them. But Silk uses the cover story of "taking cello lessons" to justify his visits to her cottage and the unspoken agreement is that the cello lessons cost him £5 a session. the fact the cello never leaves its case is immaterial. [[note]]Until Mrs silk challenges him to play a middle-C at the very least. [[/note]]

to:

* In ''Literature/HulloRussiaGoodbyeEngland'', Flight-Lieutenant Silk has an affair with a former model who has dropped out of society to live a poor but content life in the country. The relationship occupies a sort of halfway house between a FriendsWithBenefits situation and outright prostitution. There is something genuine between them. But Silk uses the cover story of "taking cello lessons" to justify his visits to her cottage and the unspoken agreement is that the cello lessons cost him £5 a session. the fact the cello never leaves its case is immaterial. [[note]]Until Mrs silk challenges him to play a middle-C at the very least. [[/note]][[/note]]
* In ''Literature/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'', 'funking' is used repeatedly, as is geecries (Jesus Christ).
14th Jul '15 9:09:19 AM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** This one originated with Creator/GoreVidal's ''Myron''. In the original version of the book, Vidal replaces all the swear words with the names of Supreme Court Justices who had just voted in favour of some pro-censorship measure or other. So we have Burger = bugger, Father Hill = tit, Rehnquist = dick and so on.

to:

** This one originated with Creator/GoreVidal's ''Myron''.''Myron'' (the sequel to ''Myra Breckinridge''). In the original version of the book, Vidal replaces all the swear words with the names of Supreme Court Justices who had just voted in favour of some pro-censorship measure or other. So we have Burger = bugger, Father Hill = tit, Rehnquist = dick and so on.
on. The euphemisms were dropped when ''Myron'' was re-released in a compilation volume with ''Myra'' (which never bothered with such things).
29th Jun '15 7:51:08 PM karstovich2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Ellie Arroway, protagonist of ''{{Literature/Contact}}'', says "[[UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio Holy Toledo!]]" when she's shocked but other people are around. When they're not, as in when the Very Large Array has picked up what looks like a genuine message from extraterrestrial intelligences, she carefully sequesters herself for just a moment and whispers "Holy [[PrecisionFStrike shit!]]"

to:

* Ellie Arroway, protagonist of ''{{Literature/Contact}}'', says "[[UsefulNotes/ToledoOhio Holy Toledo!]]" "Holy Toledo!" when she's shocked but other people are around. When they're not, as in when the Very Large Array has picked up what looks like a genuine message from extraterrestrial intelligences, she carefully sequesters herself for just a moment and whispers "Holy [[PrecisionFStrike shit!]]"
27th Jun '15 9:22:17 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Perhaps inevitably, [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic "frak"]] has made its way into the StarWars universe, apparently courtesy of Michael Kube-[=McDowell=] who uses it in the Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy.

to:

** Perhaps inevitably, [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaClassic [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 "frak"]] has made its way into the StarWars universe, apparently courtesy of Michael Kube-[=McDowell=] who uses it in the Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy.
15th May '15 10:06:36 PM Kid
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The animals of the jungle refer to fire "the Red Flower" in ''Literature/TheJungleBook''.

to:

* The animals of the jungle refer to fire as "the Red Flower" in ''Literature/TheJungleBook''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 82. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=UnusualEuphemism.Literature