History UnusualEuphemism / VideoGames

10th Jul '16 12:11:14 PM nombretomado
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* BioWare seems to be quite fond of this trope (among many, '''[[{{Troperiffic}} many]]''' others), as in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for VideoGame/MassEffect2, we had this exchange.

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* BioWare Creator/BioWare seems to be quite fond of this trope (among many, '''[[{{Troperiffic}} many]]''' others), as in the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for VideoGame/MassEffect2, we had this exchange.
19th Jun '16 1:37:09 PM KhymChanur
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** The "Hidden Fun Stuff". But certain parts of the community got tired of that, and when DF 2010 came out, produced a suite of Unusual Euphemisms: getting some "[[{{Unobtanium}} cotton candy]]", going to "[[FireAndBrimstoneHell the circus]]", and meeting "[[LegionsOfHell clowns]]". Nobody's completely sure ''why'' these particular euphemisms are used, but the most logical explanation offered is, naturally, that they're Fun.

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** The "Hidden Fun Stuff". But certain parts of the community got tired of that, and when DF 2010 came out, produced a suite of Unusual Euphemisms: getting some "[[{{Unobtanium}} cotton candy]]", going to "[[FireAndBrimstoneHell the circus]]", and meeting "[[LegionsOfHell clowns]]". Nobody's completely sure ''why'' these particular euphemisms are used, but the most logical explanation offered is, naturally, The reason for is that they're Fun.when you [[spoiler:open up Hell, a large number of demons come out at first, and after the first large rush they still ''keep'' coming out, so players compared it to a ClownCarBase, which lead to "clowns", "cotton candy", etc. It isn't an ''actual'' ClownCarBase, it's just that new demons will periodically spawn at the map's edges down in Hell, simulating demons wandering in from the rest of the world's Hell, with the portion of Hell on the player's map being only a tiny portion of the whole.]]
29th May '16 12:26:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''ZorkGrandInquisitor'', Yoruk is an ancient and powerful wizard, so powerful in fact that wars have been fought over the possession of his skull. (And yes, this is a ShoutOut to ''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Hamlet]].'') As such, people use the term "Sweet Yoruk!" in the same way people in real life use "Sweet Jesus!" (though they say "Sweet Yoruk" more than people in real life say "Sweet Jesus". When was the last time you heard someone say "Sweet Jesus"?)

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* In ''ZorkGrandInquisitor'', ''VideoGame/ZorkGrandInquisitor'', Yoruk is an ancient and powerful wizard, so powerful in fact that wars have been fought over the possession of his skull. (And yes, this is a ShoutOut to ''[[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Hamlet]].'') As such, people use the term "Sweet Yoruk!" in the same way people in real life use "Sweet Jesus!" (though they say "Sweet Yoruk" more than people in real life say "Sweet Jesus". When was the last time you heard someone say "Sweet Jesus"?)
15th May '16 2:15:47 PM WillyFourEyes
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* [[SamAndMaxHitTheRoad Sam and Max Hit The Road gives us]]:
-->'''Sam:''' Percent sign ampersand pound sign!

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* [[SamAndMaxHitTheRoad Sam and Max Hit The Road gives us]]:
From ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad'':
-->'''Sam:''' [[SymbolSwearing Percent sign ampersand pound sign!sign!]]



* At the end of ''ResidentEvil4'', Ashley apparently ends up swooning over her heroic savior (i.e. Leon), judging by her propositioning him for "overtime".

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* At the end of ''ResidentEvil4'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Ashley apparently ends up swooning over her heroic savior (i.e. Leon), judging by her propositioning him for "overtime".
2nd May '16 8:37:29 AM Assassin-sensei
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* CantrII: [[PitifulWorms Be well]], [[GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld kind regards]], [[ParentheticalSwearing best wishes]]. [[PassiveAggressiveKombat Standard signoffs from staff]], after handing down arbitrary judgements with flimsy justifications, the implications when reading through the rest of the message is "Go away and die, little bug". Collect the set! Bonus points if {{Angrish}} is making the nonsensical even moreso.

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* CantrII: [[PitifulWorms Be well]], [[GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld kind regards]], [[ParentheticalSwearing best wishes]]. [[PassiveAggressiveKombat Standard signoffs from staff]], after handing down arbitrary judgements with flimsy justifications, the implications when reading through the rest of the message is "Go away and die, little bug". Collect the set! Bonus points if {{Angrish}} is making the nonsensical even moreso.moreso.
* In ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'', Jessica yells out "Puss in boots!" at one point while having sex with Anna. Anna is just as confused as the reader likely is.
6th Apr '16 10:24:28 PM hagagaga
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*** Weasel-like creature.
21st Mar '16 11:31:17 AM Chytus
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*** This may be most famous from FF6, but I was familiar with the expression when I first played the game - a librarian I knew said it from time to time before the game was ever made. Submariners definitely have a reputation even compared to other navy personnel for coming into port ready to do something or other that might result in having a son, with any female without much regard to attractiveness, temperament, etc.. Still, they chose to use it...



* In '''Reality Breakdown: Kel's War''', the third game in the RealityBreakdown series and the first to happen chronologically, protagonist Kel's home dimension seems a bit different from most other dimensions, in that they use energy from the sun to perform their "magic", and have "frap" as a swear word. The word is versatile, too, as one NPC is seen running into town yelling "One frapping huge army is coming!", while another time Kel wakes up and asks a party member how long he was out. When hearing how many days he was unconscious, he says "frap, I missed the weekend". Amusingly, Kel uses the word in another dimension later in the game, and naturally no one knows what he's talking about. The word is likely a combination of "fuck" and "crap".
** Interesting combination, as "fuck" and "crap" are two words on opposite sides of the swear scale (with "shit" being about between them, but leaning slightly more to the "fuck" side of the scale). Of the five most common expletives, they rank fuck, shit, crap, damn, ass. Just check most TV programs. Censorship seems to only allow swears up to a certain level of the scale depending on the program, and likely the time it's on. Futurama will allow crap, damn, and ass (lots of ass), but not shit or fuck. They say "bastard" a few times, though.

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* In '''Reality ''Reality Breakdown: Kel's War''', War'', the third game in the RealityBreakdown series and the first to happen chronologically, protagonist Kel's home dimension seems a bit different from most other dimensions, in that they use energy from the sun to perform their "magic", and have "frap" as a swear word. The word is versatile, too, as one NPC is seen running into town yelling "One frapping huge army is coming!", while another time Kel wakes up and asks a party member how long he was out. When hearing how many days he was unconscious, he says "frap, I missed the weekend". Amusingly, Kel uses the word in another dimension later in the game, and naturally no one knows what he's talking about. The word is likely a combination of "fuck" and "crap".
** Interesting combination, as "fuck" and "crap" are two words on opposite sides of the swear scale (with "shit" being about between them, but leaning slightly more to the "fuck" side of the scale). Of the five most common expletives, they rank fuck, shit, crap, damn, ass. Just check most TV programs. Censorship seems to only allow swears up to a certain level of the scale depending on the program, and likely the time it's on. Futurama will allow crap, damn, and ass (lots of ass), but not shit or fuck. They say "bastard" a few times, though.
"crap".
8th Mar '16 4:02:46 AM Wuz
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* The word "Frag" is used to mean a kill in an online FPS. ''See LiveActionTV examples below''.

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* The word "Frag" is used to mean a kill in an online FPS. ''See LiveActionTV examples below''.[[note]]The term originates from a few Unusual Eupheisms in [[UnusualEuphemism/LiveActionTV TV Shows]], such as ''Series/Babylon5''.[[/note]]
13th Feb '16 11:21:51 PM Driavatus
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has [[{{Meido}} Shannon]] and [[BattleButler Kanon]] refer to themselves as "furniture". This seems to be a way of illustrating the class difference between themselves and their love interests, who are members of the family they serve, and how (in Kanon's case), they have no right to be with them. [[spoiler:The truth is actually even sadder.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has [[{{Meido}} Shannon]] and [[BattleButler Kanon]] refer to themselves as "furniture". This seems to be a way of illustrating the class difference between themselves and their love interests, who are members of the family they serve, and how (in Kanon's case), they have no right to be with them. [[spoiler:The truth is actually even sadder.]]]]
* CantrII: [[PitifulWorms Be well]], [[GiveMyRegardsInTheNextWorld kind regards]], [[ParentheticalSwearing best wishes]]. [[PassiveAggressiveKombat Standard signoffs from staff]], after handing down arbitrary judgements with flimsy justifications, the implications when reading through the rest of the message is "Go away and die, little bug". Collect the set! Bonus points if {{Angrish}} is making the nonsensical even moreso.
13th Dec '15 11:53:45 AM Lopiny
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** The "Hidden Fun Stuff". But certain parts of the community got tired of that, and when DF 2010 came out, produced a suite of Unusual Euphemisms: getting some "[[{{Unobtanium}} cotton candy]]", going to "[[FireAndBrimstoneHell the circus]]", and meeting "[[LegionsOfHell clowns]]".

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** The "Hidden Fun Stuff". But certain parts of the community got tired of that, and when DF 2010 came out, produced a suite of Unusual Euphemisms: getting some "[[{{Unobtanium}} cotton candy]]", going to "[[FireAndBrimstoneHell the circus]]", and meeting "[[LegionsOfHell clowns]]". Nobody's completely sure ''why'' these particular euphemisms are used, but the most logical explanation offered is, naturally, that they're Fun.
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