History UnusualEuphemism / Literature

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."
21st Apr '16 6:49:22 PM jjjj2
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* 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.

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

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* 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.
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