History UnusualEuphemism / RealLife

14th May '18 9:01:34 PM MadCormorant
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* In terms of English legalese in general, "loss of consortium" claims in civil lawsuits more or less mean "thanks to what you did (or failed to do), I can't enjoy marital relations with my wife/partner."

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* In terms of English legalese in general, "loss of consortium" claims in civil lawsuits more or less mean "thanks to what you did (or failed to do), I can't enjoy marital relations with my wife/partner.wife/husband/partner."
26th Mar '18 3:07:13 PM rjd1922
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** 'Unobtanium' began with engineers. In this case it means a part would need a material that has properties that can't all be found in actual available materials.

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** 'Unobtanium' '{{Unobtanium}}' began with engineers. In this case it means a part would need a material that has properties that can't all be found in actual available materials.
26th Mar '18 3:02:42 PM rjd1922
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* For the police, describing someone as "drunk" in a report has legal implications. Consequently, "AOB[[note]]Alcohol On Breath[[/note]]", an objective description of their condition, is used instead. In areas with a unified emergency dispatch, this spreads to other uses, for example, an ambulance might be dispatched to deal with a "man lying on the ground, possibly AOB"[[note]]in other words, someone who drank themselves into unconsciousness[[/note]].



* For the police, describing someone as "drunk" in a report has legal implications. Consequently, "AOB[[note]]Alcohol On Breath[[/note]]", an objective description of their condition, is used instead. In areas with a unified emergency dispatch, this spreads to other uses, for example, an ambulance might be dispatched to deal with a "man lying on the ground, possibly AOB"[[note]]in other words, someone who drank themselves into unconsciousness[[/note]].
26th Mar '18 3:00:58 PM rjd1922
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* In many places in the American South, a euphemism for an AmbiguouslyGay man is "sugar in his tank" or "sweet", as in "I think Bob has a little sugar in his tank" or "I think Bob is a little sweet".



* In many places in the American South, a euphemism for an AmbiguouslyGay man is "sugar in his tank" or "sweet", as in "I think Bob has a little sugar in his tank" or "I think Bob is a little sweet".



** Never married, confirmed bachelor (for males) or strong-willed woman (for females) = gay.

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** Never married, confirmed bachelor {{confirmed bachelor}} (for males) or strong-willed woman (for females) = gay.



* 4Chan uses the word "fag" as a suffix when referring to users: someone who draws is a Drawfag, someone who uses a tripcode is a Tripfag, someone who sockpuppets is a Samefag, etc. Most of the time it's not even used as either an insult ''or'' to imply homosexuality which often causes tension elsewhere when a channer visits another site and feels it's still appropriate to use the term.
* Reddit likes to apply this to 4chan's use of the word "fag" by calling people a "bundle of sticks", which is [[HaveAGayOldTime literally what "faggot" meant long before]] any of its vulgar uses crept into the language.
* The imageboard [[http://www.derpiboo.ru Derpibooru]] uses duck-themed insults for unpleasant members like "OP[[note]]Original poster[[/note]] is a duck" or "OP is quacking again" and even gives out a little duck badge to users known for getting up to no good. It all stemmed from [[MemeticMutation one single post]] where someone called someone else a dick but hit the U key by mistake.

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* 4Chan Website/FourChan uses the word "fag" as a suffix when referring to users: someone who draws is a Drawfag, someone who uses a tripcode is a Tripfag, someone who sockpuppets {{sockpuppet}}s is a Samefag, etc. Most of the time it's not even used as either an insult ''or'' to imply homosexuality which often causes tension elsewhere when a channer visits another site and feels it's still appropriate to use the term.
* Reddit Website/{{Reddit}} likes to apply this to 4chan's use of the word "fag" by calling people a "bundle of sticks", which is [[HaveAGayOldTime literally what "faggot" meant long before]] any of its vulgar uses crept into the language.
* The imageboard ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ImageBooru [[http://www.derpiboo.ru Derpibooru]] uses duck-themed insults for unpleasant members like "OP[[note]]Original poster[[/note]] is a duck" or "OP is quacking again" and even gives out a little duck badge to users known for getting up to no good. It all stemmed from [[MemeticMutation one single post]] where someone called someone else a dick but hit the U key by mistake.
26th Mar '18 2:57:03 PM rjd1922
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* Thanks to a sex scandal where anti-gay crusader George Rekers was caught hiring a male prostitute the phrase "lift my luggage" has come to be a euphemism for gay sex. The term comes from Rekers' claim that the man he was seen with was merely helping with his luggage. This despite having hired the young man from the entirely innocent-sounding "Rentboy.com", and a photo taken of Rekers and his escort, with Rekers ''[[EpicFail carrying his own luggage]]''.

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* Thanks to a sex scandal where [[HeteronormativeCrusader anti-gay crusader crusader]] George Rekers was caught [[ArmoredClosetGay hiring a male prostitute prostitute]], the phrase "lift my luggage" has come to be a euphemism for gay sex. The term comes from Rekers' claim that the man he was seen with was merely helping with his luggage. This despite having hired the young man from the entirely innocent-sounding "Rentboy.com", and a photo taken of Rekers and his escort, with Rekers ''[[EpicFail carrying his own luggage]]''.
26th Mar '18 2:56:20 PM rjd1922
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** "Taking [[UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} the Browns]] to the superbowl" is also a reference to defecation.

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** "Taking [[UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} the Browns]] to the superbowl" Super Bowl" is also a reference to defecation.
26th Mar '18 2:55:27 PM rjd1922
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* Some of the more hardcore ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fans say "OME" (Oh my Edward!) instead of "OMG". [[{{Facepalm}} Head, meet desk]]. (Also, "OMC" for "Oh my Carlisle!/Cullen!") Similar thinking led to "Oh my [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen]]!" for Colbert fans, "Oh my Chuck" for ''Supernatural'' fandom, and parts of Literature/LordOfTheRings fandom used "OMV" (Oh my Valar). (See also: OhMyGods.)

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* Some of the more hardcore ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fans say "OME" (Oh my Edward!) instead of "OMG". [[{{Facepalm}} [[HeadDesk Head, meet desk]]. (Also, "OMC" for "Oh my Carlisle!/Cullen!") Similar thinking led to "Oh my [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen]]!" for Colbert fans, "Oh my Chuck" for ''Supernatural'' fandom, and parts of Literature/LordOfTheRings fandom used "OMV" (Oh my Valar). (See also: OhMyGods.)
19th Mar '18 4:22:02 AM MathU41
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** When the PR department mentions a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly,' the fabricators shorten it to 'it exploded'.

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** When the The PR department mentions may explain an event as a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly,' the disassembly.' The fabricators shorten it to say 'it exploded'.exploded.'
19th Mar '18 4:20:46 AM MathU41
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** Unique = built by an insane architect.

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** Unique = built by an insane architect.architect.
*Engineers and manufacturers have plenty of their own.
**'Unobtanium' began with engineers. In this case it means a part would need a material that has properties that can't all be found in actual available materials.
**Often used by the machinists that have to produce parts or assemblies designed by engineers that have never picked up a wrench, 'it worked on paper' means it actually doesn't.
**When the PR department mentions a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly,' the fabricators shorten it to 'it exploded'.
14th Mar '18 8:10:56 PM rjd1922
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* The Japanese nighttime entertainment industry, including bars and [[HostClub host and hostess clubs]], are called ''mizu-shōbai'', literally meaning "water trade".

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* The Japanese nighttime entertainment industry, including bars and [[HostClub host and hostess clubs]], are called ''mizu-shōbai'', literally meaning "water trade". This also applies to more carnal entertainment: "pink salons" are brothels specializing in oral sex, and "fashion health" refers to [[HappyEndingMassage massage parlors offering sexual services]].
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