History UnusualEuphemism / LiveActionTV

3rd Dec '16 9:37:58 AM WhosAsking
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** this is in fact a reference to the somewhat well known (at the time) idiom, Cold enough to balls off a brass monkey. ''This'', however is an unusual euphemism.

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** this This is in fact a reference to the somewhat well known (at the time) idiom, Cold "Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. monkey." ''This'', however is an unusual euphemism.
16th Sep '16 12:37:05 PM evknucklehead
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* According to pre-release promos, this appears to be [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] in ''Series/TheGoodPlace'', where attempts to curse are turned into similar sounding yet completely inoffensive words.
-->'''Eleanor''': Someone seriously Forked up! Why can't I say Forked?"
-->'''Chidi''': If you're trying to curse, you can't here.
-->'''Eleanor''': Well, that's bull-shirt!
7th Aug '16 12:29:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' used the word "frag" in the same context, as does [[TheDCU DC's]] ''Lobo'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' - this is a bit odd, as the term is also an UnusualEuphemism for killing someone on your own side of the conflict, generally with a fragmentation grenade, which is where "frag" originated.

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* ''Series/BabylonFive'' used the word "frag" in the same context, as does [[TheDCU [[Franchise/TheDCU DC's]] ''Lobo'', and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' - this is a bit odd, as the term is also an UnusualEuphemism for killing someone on your own side of the conflict, generally with a fragmentation grenade, which is where "frag" originated.
24th Jul '16 10:10:07 PM SpocktorWho
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** In an early episode of season five, Dean asks an embarrassed Castiel if he's never done a little "[[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow cloud-seeding]]."
25th Jun '16 3:55:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheTenthKingdom'', the Trolls humorously use the phrase "Suck an Elf!" as an obscenity.

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* In ''TheTenthKingdom'', ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', the Trolls humorously use the phrase "Suck an Elf!" as an obscenity.
20th Apr '16 12:17:16 PM mynameisntslick
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** This is why Elliot ''didn't'' want to be a gynecologist. Her father wanted her to do it because she had the highest earning potential in that field, but as she told Carla...
-->'''Elliot:''' I can't even look at my own bajingo!
-->'''Carla:''' Is that because it looks so much like a vagina?
-->'''[[SpitTake Elliot]]:''' Carla, there's people!
13th Apr '16 8:25:22 PM alliterator
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* On ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'', Paula calls sex "smashing your butterfly." After Rebecca insists that nobody is "smashing her butterfly," the show immediately cuts to her having sex with Greg and yelling, "Do it, Greg, smash my butterfly!" After the sex, Greg then thinks of some more euphemisms, like "Flambe your cockatoo."
28th Mar '16 6:11:41 AM Chytus
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*** There was an in-universe poke at the simple substitution with Cally saying "motherfrakker", which obviously wasn't a common in-universe usage.

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*** ** There was an in-universe poke at the simple substitution with Cally saying "motherfrakker", which obviously wasn't a common in-universe usage.



*** Creator/DanSchneider does this so often in general that the trope could easily be renamed "Schneiderism" in his honor. In addition to ''iCarly'', ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' has given us such gems as Jade being a "gank" to Beck, Sikowitz exclaiming "What the hairballs?" in one episode, etc.

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*** ** Creator/DanSchneider does this so often in general that the trope could easily be renamed "Schneiderism" in his honor. In addition to ''iCarly'', ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' has given us such gems as Jade being a "gank" to Beck, Sikowitz exclaiming "What the hairballs?" in one episode, etc.



*** In RealLife it may be related to "frig", which is like "wank" except OopNorth.
*** Specifically, "frig" is usually the ''female'' version of "wank"
*** Frick and Frig (commonly used as Fricken and Friggen, which is a less offensive version) are both common Australian swear words, especially for older people.
*** Likewise popular in certain parts of the US, but more with teenagers and young adults, oddly enough.



*** People with keen ears can also hear quite a few unedited curses in Father Ted, said by crowds. One notable example that always gets me rolling is about 20mins into Season 3, Episode 2 "Chirpy Chirpy Cheap Sheep" (Right after Father Ted says "Hud Hastings". I'll let you listen to it and tell me whether I'm crazy or not.)

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*** ** People with keen ears can also hear quite a few unedited curses in Father Ted, said by crowds. One notable example that always gets me rolling is about 20mins into Season 3, Episode 2 "Chirpy Chirpy Cheap Sheep" (Right after Father Ted says "Hud Hastings". I'll let you listen to it and tell me whether I'm crazy or not.)



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' spent most of an episode with Rose asking whether on not The Doctor ever "dances." At the end of the episode he then dances with both Rose and Jack. In a later episode he leaves Rose and Mickey alone while he goes off to dance with Madame De Pompadour.
** No. The Doctor LITERALLY dances in ALL of those cases. Nothing sexual is either shown or even properly implied to occur. "Dance" is jokingly used as a euphamism a couple of times for Jack's actions, but not the Doctor.
*** The producers themselves have said that in 'The Doctor Dances', they were using 'dance' as a euphemism. The Doctor himself doesn't use it though, it was just a joke by the creators.
*** He sort of does. When Rose expresses surprise that humans have relationships with aliens she says something along the lines of "So we seek out alien species and--" "Dance." Not to mention every time it's said in that episode you can hear the air quotes. He also uses it when talking to Madame de Pompadour.
*** Another example comes from "Daleks in Manhattan," when 1930s chorus girl Tallulah thinks the Doctor is [[MistakenForGay "Into musical theater"]] when Martha says he hasn't noticed her crush on him.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' spent most of an episode with Rose asking whether on not The Doctor ever "dances." At the end of the episode he then dances with both Rose and Jack. In a later episode he leaves Rose and Mickey alone while he goes off to dance with Madame De Pompadour.
** No. The Doctor LITERALLY dances in ALL of those cases. Nothing sexual is either shown or even properly implied to occur. "Dance" is jokingly used as a euphamism a couple of times for Jack's actions, but not the Doctor.
*** The producers themselves have said that in 'The Doctor Dances', they were using 'dance' as a euphemism. The Doctor himself doesn't use it though, it was just a joke by the creators.
*** He sort of does.
Pompadour. When Rose expresses surprise that humans have relationships with aliens she says something along the lines of "So we seek out alien species and--" "Dance." Not to mention every time it's said in that episode you can hear the air quotes. He also uses it when talking to Madame de Pompadour.
*** ** Another example comes from "Daleks in Manhattan," when 1930s chorus girl Tallulah thinks the Doctor is [[MistakenForGay "Into musical theater"]] when Martha says he hasn't noticed her crush on him.
25th Mar '16 8:40:57 AM JMQwilleran
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* In the premiere of the third season of ''Series/TheMentalist'', "Red Sky At Night," Teresa Lisbon comes up with "Oh, sheepdip!" after Patrick Jane tries to make her play guessing games about his latest wacky plan. Then, she stalks off in a huff.
-->'''Jane''': So I take it you don't wanna hear my plan. (''to himself, as Lisbon'') "No, I don't wanna hear your plan. Sheepdip your plan."
22nd Jan '16 4:28:13 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Qi}}'', StephenFry once referred to ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' as "loose stool water" and "arse gravy of the worst kind." Alan Davies then suggested that "Loose Stool Water" sounded like [[AGoodNameForARockBand a good name for a blues singer.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Qi}}'', StephenFry ''Series/{{QI}}'', Creator/StephenFry once referred to ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' as "loose stool water" and "arse gravy of the worst kind." Alan Davies then suggested that "Loose Stool Water" sounded like [[AGoodNameForARockBand a good name for a blues singer.]]
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