History UnusualEuphemism / Literature

26th Apr '17 12:22:33 AM PaulA
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* Characters in Creator/AlanDeanFoster novels sometimes swear by "Patrick O'Morion," whoever he may be.

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* Characters in Creator/AlanDeanFoster Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' novels sometimes swear by "Patrick O'Morion," whoever he may be.
26th Jan '17 10:00:54 PM PaulA
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* Characters in Creator/IsaacAsimov stories will often exclaim words such as "Space!" and "Galaxy!". Ebling Mis from ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation and Empire]]'' was quite fond of calling things "unprintable".
** In the novels about Elijah Baley, he uses the expletive "Jehoshaphat!"

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* Creator/IsaacAsimov:
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Characters in Creator/IsaacAsimov stories will often exclaim words such as "Space!" and "Galaxy!". "Galaxy!".
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Ebling Mis from ''[[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation and Empire]]'' ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'' was quite fond of calling things "unprintable".
** In the novels about [[Literature/TheCavesOfSteel Elijah Baley, Baley]], he uses the expletive "Jehoshaphat!"
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".
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