History UnusualEuphemism / RealLife

30th Dec '17 1:06:16 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."
13th Nov '17 7:21:44 PM rjd1922
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* In China the phrase "hitting airplanes" refers to... self-pleasure.

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* In China the phrase "hitting airplanes" refers to... self-pleasure.[[ADateWithRosiePalms self-pleasure]].



** Due to the policing of forums, the Chinese has some pretty interesting euphemisms using synonym play (ie the infamous "grass mud horse" and "river crab", among [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baidu_10_Mythical_Creatures others]]).

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** Due to the policing of forums, the Chinese has some pretty interesting euphemisms using synonym play (ie (e.g. the infamous "grass mud horse" (which sounds like [[YourMom "fuck your mother"]]) and "river crab", crab" (a reference to censorship), among [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baidu_10_Mythical_Creatures others]]).
7th Oct '17 3:53:23 PM nombretomado
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* After [=LeBron=] James' controversial move to Miami, he made a press conference in which he said he was "taking his talents to South Beach". ESPN sports columnist BillSimmons has started to use "taking my talents to South Beach" as a reference to taking a #2.

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* After [=LeBron=] James' controversial move to Miami, he made a press conference in which he said he was "taking his talents to South Beach". ESPN sports columnist BillSimmons Creator/BillSimmons has started to use "taking my talents to South Beach" as a reference to taking a #2.
4th Oct '17 8:26:53 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Starting in 2015, "Netflix and chill" infamously became youth slang for a casual hookup.

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* Starting in 2015, "Netflix "Creator/{{Netflix}} and chill" infamously became youth slang for a casual hookup.hookup, meaning Netflix has acquired the same reputation as the DriveInTheater of yesteryear.
30th Jul '17 4:05:27 AM DeepRed
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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see UnusualEuphemism/Advertising section of this trope).

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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see UnusualEuphemism/Advertising UnusualEuphemism/{{Advertising}} section of this trope).
30th Jul '17 4:05:15 AM DeepRed
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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see [[UnusualEuphemism/{{Advertising}} section]] of this trope).

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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see [[UnusualEuphemism/{{Advertising}} section]] UnusualEuphemism/Advertising section of this trope).
30th Jul '17 4:04:45 AM DeepRed
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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see [[UnusualEuphemism/Advertising Advertising section]] of this trope).

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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see [[UnusualEuphemism/Advertising Advertising [[UnusualEuphemism/{{Advertising}} section]] of this trope).
30th Jul '17 4:04:27 AM DeepRed
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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks".

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* Former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the controversy over the "dodgy dossier" on nuclear weapons in Iraq as "a complete Horlicks". This was likely a nod to an advertising campaign by the makers of health drink Horlicks (see [[UnusualEuphemism/Advertising Advertising section]] of this trope).
11th Jun '17 3:13:00 PM nombretomado
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** In ''YesMinister'' the title character is caught drunk in public after a champagne reception. He's pleased that one newspaper only describes him as "overwrought" until he learns that the full description was [[http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080909152443AAjzus2 "overwrought as a newt."]] The phrase "tired as a newt" is in use as well.

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** In ''YesMinister'' ''Series/YesMinister'' the title character is caught drunk in public after a champagne reception. He's pleased that one newspaper only describes him as "overwrought" until he learns that the full description was [[http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080909152443AAjzus2 "overwrought as a newt."]] The phrase "tired as a newt" is in use as well.
8th Apr '17 10:08:02 AM Xtifr
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* EM Forster used the phrase 'parting with Respectability' to refer to losing his virginity in letters to a friend. Later, he noted that 'R. has been parted with'. Possibly a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar given his letters were being censored and homosexuality was still very much illegal in England.

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* EM Forster Creator/EMForster used the phrase 'parting with Respectability' to refer to losing his virginity in letters to a friend. Later, he noted that 'R. has been parted with'. Possibly a case of GettingCrapPastTheRadar given his letters were being censored and homosexuality was still very much illegal in England.
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