History UnusualEuphemism / RealLife

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.
2nd Feb '17 7:00:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Back in 2008 in the UK, a few secret documents were leaked from a Government department. One of the arrested politicians was accused by the police of "grooming" a mole. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlwHvT_HW_o Made fun out of]] by ''TheNowShow''.

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* Back in 2008 in the UK, a few secret documents were leaked from a Government department. One of the arrested politicians was accused by the police of "grooming" a mole. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlwHvT_HW_o Made fun out of]] by ''TheNowShow''.''Radio/TheNowShow''.
24th Oct '16 10:44:34 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Held robust views, devotedly attached to his ideals = virulent and vocal racist, fascist, antisemite, sexist, etc

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** Held robust views, devotedly attached to his ideals = virulent and vocal racist, fascist, antisemite, sexist, etcbigot
23rd Oct '16 8:19:00 AM Angus_Old
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** In 2007, the former president of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, performed some drunken antics, like speaking incomprehensibly or trying to get into his car through the trunk. His staff claimed that it was because of the medication he had to take because of his "Filipino disease". To this day, "Filipino disease" is an euphemism for alcoholism in Poland.
8th Oct '16 8:49:25 PM Mullon
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* The Japanese Website/ImageBoard 2ch coined the term "home security guard" (自宅警備員, ''jitaku keibiin''), which is essentially a politer way of calling someone a {{NEET}} or {{Hikikomori}}; the implication is that they can "guard" the house because they spend all day inside on the computer. It pops up from time to time in anime; ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan''[='s=] Cuko and ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan''[='s=] Alex both refer to themselves using this term.

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* The Japanese Website/ImageBoard ImageBoard 2ch coined the term "home security guard" (自宅警備員, ''jitaku keibiin''), which is essentially a politer way of calling someone a {{NEET}} or {{Hikikomori}}; the implication is that they can "guard" the house because they spend all day inside on the computer. It pops up from time to time in anime; ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan''[='s=] Cuko and ''Manga/HimoutoUmaruChan''[='s=] Alex both refer to themselves using this term.
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