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[[caption-width-right:350:Falling in love with the hired help does not meet with your dad's approval, Jan.]]

->'''The Doctor:''' The last I heard you were on a date with Penny. What happened?\\
'''Bill:''' The United Nations Secretary-General.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Awesome.\\
'''Bill:''' No, that wasn't a metaphor.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Good, because I really wasn't following it.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Snarky question used to imply that whatever the previous speaker was describing, the real subject matter at hand is sex:

->'''Sweet Young Thing:''' ...And I've been lobbying heavily among the trustees to see that this new rule is passed!\\
'''Evil Mrs. Calhoun:''' "Lobbying heavily"? Is that what they're calling it now?

Alternate phrasings include "Is that what you kids are calling it these days?" and "Well, I've never heard it called ''that'' before."

While not limited to either gender, it does seem to be applied to eager young females most often, usually by older women who may feel threatened by them.

It is often mixed with AccidentalInnuendo, with the original speaker literally describing a perfectly true, innocent situation, and the asker ''mistaking'' it for an innuendo because of how odd it is.

This happens in many examples of TruthInTelevision as well: For example, when Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa admitted to having an extramarital affair with a Telemundo reporter who was the Mayor's Office Correspondent for the station, the number of different phrases that "it" could be called expanded into a HurricaneOfEuphemisms. ("Covering the mayor's job", "reporting on his affairs", "staying on top of his agenda", "working the beat", etc.)

This can extend to non-sexual subjects, if the subject of the remarker's disapproval is clear ({{Kangaroo court}}s, for example -- "We will, of course, be giving you a fair trial." "Oh, is that what you call it?").

See also HaveAGayOldTime. Contrast AccidentalInnuendo.



[[folder: Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099'', Miguel O'Hara, the future version of Spider-Man, is caught by his girlfriend with another woman. He explains "We just... clicked." to which she replies "You ''clicked''? Is that what it's called now?" After further argument, her parting shot is "Click you!"
* Mr Mxyzptlk, discussing Franchise/{{Batman}} and Robin with Bat-Mite: "Youthful ward? Is that what they're calling it these days?"
* As the pic suggests, this line comes into play in ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: Avengers'', where Janet has a crush on [[ComicBook/AntMan one of her dad's employees.]]
* In ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'', Herc uses this line when Namora puts him in an "Atlantean crab hold" during a sparring match. Namora shoots back an IronicEcho at the end of the same arc, when Hercules suggests using an Olympian eagle strike in combat.
* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Not so subtly]] used in a spinoff strip to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. When Harley refers to her and Ivy playing, Batgirl initially, and [[WordOfGay correctly]], thinks they're more than friends. HilarityEnsues.
* In ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk[=s=]'' #627, when a mythology expert is briefing NATO on the PowerLevel of the recently stolen PandorasBox, her usage of "Hercs" as a unit of measurement for the energy radiated by mythological objects and entities is inquired about, leading to this exchange:
-->'''Dr. Sofia di Cosimo''': The god [[ReallyGetsAround Hercules]] was the first mythological figure I was able to access and... ah... test.\\
'''General Gladwell''': So that's what you kids are calling it these days.
** As she mentions later to Banner, she really did date Hercules.
* Used in an issue of ''Comicbook/{{Nova}}'' during the ''Comicbook/{{Annihilation}}: Conquest'' crossover:
-->'''Phalanx''': Query, select Gamora: Have you had operational knowledge of this threat?\\
'''Gamora''': "Operational knowledge"? I've never heard it called that before. Yes, I've had operational knowledge of Richard Rider.

* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3362802/1/One_Thing_Leads_to_Another One Thing Leads to Another]]'', BB says : "Sure you 'talked'. Is that what the kids are calling it these days?" after Robin tells him he and Starfire "had a long talk last night" to resolve an argument that was really hurting the entire team. Of course, Beast Boy, due to his animal senses, [[DidYouJustHaveSex is fully aware]] what this "talk" involved.
* ''Naruto: Asunder'':
--> '''Jiraiya:''' (walks by eating ramen and sees Naruto and Hinata in bed) "Nice kid."
--> '''Naruto:''' "Ero-Sennin! What are you doing here?! And why are eating my ramen?! I only share my ramen with Hinata-chan!"
--> '''Jiraiya:''' (quietly giving them a once over) "So, that's what you wanna call it?"
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2857962/7/Browncoat-Green-Eyes Browncoat, Green Eyes]]'':
-->'''Inara:''' I like to keep my options open.\\
'''Mal:''' Options? Is that what the kids call it these days?
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5786099/18/Cold-blood Cold Blood]]'':
** Harry receives an unsolicited nude photo of a former Hufflepuff.
-->'''Harry:''' Maybe she's just more friendly than others, huh?\\
'''Hermione:''' Friendly. Is that what they call it these days?
** Harry and Hermione spend the night together.
-->'''Hermione:''' As we're talking about talking business - you know, we were discussing things, this morning, and hatched a plan to finally get everyone off our backs, forever.\\
'''Sirius:''' That's what you kids call 'it,' these days?
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7202519/1/Rebuilding-Your-Life Rebuilding Your Life]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' We need to talk, Charlie.\\
'''Charlie:''' Oh, is that what you're calling it these days, well then Harry I wouldn't mind us talking.
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12054989/10/Drag-Me-Over-The-Rainbow Drag Me Over the Rainbow]]'':
-->'''Sirius:''' So are you going to see her again? Or was this a shag and run?\\
'''Remus:''' Yes, I am. I'm teaching her Russian, for Merlin's sake. So get your mind out of the gutter and stop acting like a ten-year-old.\\
'''Sirius:''' Teaching Russian? Is that what they're calling it these days?
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12232494/1/Tents-Tea-and-Rubbish Tents, Tea and Rubbish]]'':
-->'''Ron:''' I'm mentally ill and prematurely balding. Clearly haven't got time for children, and Mummy wants to steal off with Viktor Krum.\\
'''Hermione:''' Oh, for Merlin's sake, Ronald. It was twenty years ago. We exchanged polite hellos. You were standing right there!\\
'''Ron:''' Polite hellos? Is that what we're calling it?
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10677182/2/There-s-Nothing-Sweeter There's Nothing Sweeter]]'':
-->'''Gwen:''' Does [campfire call] happen every night? Because I'm afraid I can't bullshit that much cheer in one week.\\
'''Connor:''' Yes. But it's not mandatory - or supervised. Most of us use the opportunity for stargazing on the Demeter Cabin roof.\\
'''Gwen:''' Is that what they're calling it now?
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9217527/13/Volans-Orion-Lestrange Volans Orion Lestrange]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' Ginny and Hermione helped me do a lot of revision.\\
'''Sirius:''' Revision, right. Is that what they're calling it these days?
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12590405/5/Per-Volar-Su-Nata Per Volar Su Nata]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' I have been getting acquainted with my fiancee.\\
'''Tonks:''' Is that what they're calling it these days?
* ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'': In a flashback in "We Need to Talk", Stan is confused by Greg's talk of wanting to "fuse" with Rose Quartz, and asks "Is this some kind of innuendo or something?"
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12876286/1/Sometimes-It-s-Worth-It Sometimes It's Worth It]]'':
-->'''Harry:''' How about an early night? We cuddle in bed?\\
'''Snape:''' Cuddle, Master, is that what they are calling it now?

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome'', when Auntie Entity's majordomo tells Max he's got nothing to trade, Max insists that he's got skills they can use. To this, he rather dryly replies "The brothels are full."
* In body-swap comedy ''Film/ItsABoyGirlThing'' Woody (Nell's personality in Woody's body, actually) comes downstairs after studying with Nell (Woody in disguise). His father asks him how things with Nell have been going to which he replies "we were studying." The father then merrily applies the trope: "so that's what you call it these days."
* ''Film/LastManStanding'' (1996).
-->'''[[{{Narrator}} John Smith]]''': "Strazzi said he had brought the girl along to keep up his morale. That's the first time I had ever heard it called that."
* ''Film/TheEnglishmanWhoWentUpAHillButCameDownAMountain'': Morgan the Goat claims Betty is "advising me on the refurbishment of my establishment". His girlfriend/mistress replies "''Refurbishing your establishment?'' I've never heard it called ''that'' before."
* Nick from ''Film/{{Push}}'' does a non-sexual version of this when Cassie uses the term "second-generation mover" to describe Nick. He quips "Is that what they're calling it these days?" This is more because he's a smartass than anything else.
* In the film made of the Creator/StephenKing short story ''[[Literature/NightmaresAndDreamscapes Umney's Last Case]]'', a 1930's private eye swaps places with the modern day author who created him. He opens the door to find a girl with an uncanny resemblance to his SexySecretary from the past, dressed in a halter top and shorts, saying she's here to clean his pool. Naturally this leads to a "Is that what they're calling it now?" line.
* [[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' with the infamous "Patty Cake". While we are led to believe that "Patty Cake" is referencing a slightly less innocent act, it turns out that they really are just playing patty cake. However, it's double subverted back to being played straight, as [[GRatedSex a patty cake game actually is the toon equivalent of sex]].
* ''Film/StandByMe'':
-->'''Teddy:''' Look, you guys can go around if you want to; I'm crossing here. And while you guys are dragging your candy asses half way across the state and back, I'll be waiting for you on the other side, relaxing with my thoughts.\\
'''Gordie:''' Do you use your left hand or your right hand for that?
* ''Film/JusticeLeague''.
-->'''Bruce Wayne:''' I'm only interested in [[Film/WonderWoman her]] skillset.
-->'''Alfred:''' [smirk] I'm sure you are.

* Moshe Dayan, former Israeli Chief of Staff and later Minister of Defence, was notorious for his womanising. One joke tells of how he came home late once, and his wife asked him where he’d been; he replied, ‘''Diyunim, diyunim...''’[[note]]דּיּוּנִים, discussions[[/note]]. His wife says, ‘OK, next time, come home ''badman''.’[[note]]It’s a corruption of ''bazman'' בַּזְּמַן, ‘on time’; the joke being that ''ziyunim'' means ‘shags’.[[/note]]
* A woman asks a cab driver where she can get scrod. The cab driver replies with "I didn't know it had that past tense"

* In the Literature/{{Newsflesh}} novel ''Blackout'', [[CloningBlues Georgia II]] uses this trope as a snappy comeback.
-->'''[[AffablyEvil Dr. Thomas]]''': You've been [[DeadlyEuphemism sleeping]] for some time.\\
'''Georgia II''': Is that what the kids are calling it these days?
* In ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'', Robb explains his offscreen (offpage?) marriage to Jeyne Westerling by telling his family that she "gave him comfort" after he found out his younger brothers had been murdered. Catelyn (the viewpoint character for the chapter) thinks to herself that she knows exactly what kind of "comfort" Robb is alluding to.
* In ''Literature/TheAgeOfInnocence'', when a character discusses the vices of Count Olenski, he states, "When he wasn't cavorting with women, he was. . .collecting china. And paying any price for either." A lot of literary analysts took the "china" comment as insinuation that Olenski's lovers included men as well as women--the movie drives it home even further by having the person glance around furtively before making the comment, clearly not wanting to be overheard.
* ''Literature/TheGanymedeTakeover'' by Creator/PhilipKDick and Ray Nelson. TheQuisling is trying to tell his alien overlord that he planted a miniature TrackingDevice on a journalist who was going to interview the leader of LaResistance.
-->'''TheQuisling:''' When that girl was in the hotel I took the liberty of patting her sweet little head.\\
'''Alien:''' I am not interested in your sexual depravity.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* From ''Series/BurnNotice'', the hero's best friend is commenting on the wisdom of the hero's choosing his (admittedly very well-trained and well-armed) ex-girlfriend for backup.
-->'''Sam:''' You sure this is a good idea, you hookin' up with her again?\\
'''Mike:''' I'm ''not'' hooking up with her. That's not what's happening. I need her for tactical support.\\
'''Sam:''' ''[chuckling]'' Is that what they're calling it these days? Tactical support?
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In "What Is Dead May Never Die," Renly tells Brienne that he will "pray alone" in his tent. In his next scene, Renly is making out with Loras, his "object of worship," so to speak.
** In "Kissed by Fire," Olyvar tells Loras, "I should like to see you spar with a proper partner, ser." They end up "sparring" in Loras' bed shortly afterwards.
* The end of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 2, with the whole "got caught in a net" thing: following weeks of {{UST}} between them, Jack and Kate go out on a mission and spend a night in a jungle, being caught in a net among other things. When Sawyer asks what they were doing out there, all he gets is "got caught in a net" reply and mistakes it for sex euphemism. For the several following episodes he sarcastically refers to sex as "caught in the net", until the "A-Team" goes on another mission, where he sees another net trap in a jungle and realizes there was no double meaning after all.
* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "From Out Of The Rain",:
-->'''Jack''':I need [Ianto's] local expertise.\\
'''Gwen''': Oh, is that what you're calling it now?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** There's a running gag regarding the use of the word "dancing" in the ep, "The Doctor Dances".
--->'''Doctor:''' Relax. He's a fifty-first century guy. He's just a bit more flexible when it comes to 'dancing'.\\
'''Rose:''' How flexible?\\
'''Doctor:''' Well, by his time, you lot are spread out across half the galaxy.\\
'''Rose:''' Meaning?\\
'''Doctor:''' [[BoldlyComing So many species, so little time]].\\
'''Rose:''' What, that's what we do when we get out there? That's our mission? We seek new life and.. and...\\
'''Doctor:''' ''[nodding]'' Dance.
** In "The Day of the Doctor", the Eleventh Doctor appears through a time portal just as his earlier regeneration is trying to sort out [[SpotTheImposter which of two Elizabeth I's is an evil shapeshifting alien]]. It doesn't help that Eleven knows Ten married Queen Elizabeth I.
--->'''Tenth Doctor:''' What are you doing here? I'm busy!\\
'''Eleventh Doctor:''' Busy? Is that what we're calling it, eh? Eh? [...] Look, what you get up to in the privacy of your own regeneration is your business.\\
'''Tenth Doctor:''' One of them is a Zygon.\\
'''Eleventh Doctor:''' ''[makes a face]'' Eugh... I'm not judging you.
** In "The Pyramid at the End of the World", a budding romance gets interrupted by the UN Secretary General seeking the Twelfth Doctor to handle the latest end-of-the-world crisis.
--->'''The Doctor:''' The last I heard you were on a date with Penny. What happened?\\
'''Bill:''' The United Nations Secretary-General.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Awesome.\\
'''Bill:''' No, that wasn't a metaphor.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Good, because I really wasn't following it.
** In "World Enough And Time", Missy wants to know what the Doctor calls his companions: exposition, comic relief, pets, snacks?
-->'''Bill:''' He calls us [[JustFriends friends]].
-->'''Missy:''' Ew, Doctor! But think of the age gap!
* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'': Used by Olivia Benson to [[PerpSweating sweat a perp]].
-->'''Olivia''': Exactly how close were you two?\\
'''Lauren Cooper''': He was like a ''father'' to me!\\
'''Olivia''': Oh, is that what they're calling it now?
** To which [[Creator/CatherineTate Lauren Cooper]] replied, "Are you disrespecting my family?"
* On ''Series/LawAndOrderUK'', while interrogating a teacher about his relationship with their victim, a murdered high school student, the man claims he "was giving her driving lessons". The disbelieving DS Devlin scoffs, saying, "I've heard it called a lot of things, but not that". It turns out the man is telling the truth. What's more, he's ''gay'' and therefore had no sexual interest whatsoever in the girl.
* An episode of ''Series/BlackAdder'' had the following:
-->'''Percy''': I touched her once.\\
'''Blackadder''': You touched her what?\\
'''Percy''': Her, once, in the corridor.\\
'''Blackadder''': I've never heard it called ''that'' before.
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
-->'''Jack''': When I was your age, I was putting myself through college in Boston, paddling swan boats for the tourists.\\
'''Kenneth''': Is that a euphemism for some kind of sex worker?
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''
** George Michael had been hiding his fugitive grandfather in the attic, but Michael suspected he was having sex with a girlfriend. So when George Michael confessed, we got this bit:
--->'''George Michael''' I have Pop-Pop in the attic.\\
'''Michael''' Just the fact that you call it that is proof that you're not ready.
** Later on [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike Ann refers to sex as Pop-Pop, completely independently]].
** [[RunningGag And so does Rita.]]
** [[SubvertedTrope And so does George Michael himself]], following Michael's usage to describe George Sr. in the same sense George Michael had originally intended, subverting the running gag and bringing it full circle.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Will and Carlton went to a clinic to pick up some reference material for Ashley, who was [[SheIsAllGrownUp slamming headfirst into puberty]] at the time. As the doctor goes to help them, Will and Carlton try to "cover" by loudly announcing that they were [[ItsForABook looking for material for a book report]] and checking the building for asbestos, respectively. The doctor later turns to Carlton and says: "Asbestos? Last time I heard, it was called Knockin' Boots!"
** Not to mention Will's assurance to Carlton that he "won't always be a...German."
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' had one of these, when Mal wakes up a [[NakedOnArrival naked]], hibernating River in the first episode (played for drama instead of comedy, as a justifiably angry Mal thought Simon was involved in human trafficking):
--> '''[[TheMedic Simon]]''': I need to check her vitals!\\
'''Mal''': Oh, is that what you call it?
* In the ''Series/{{Bones}}'' funeral episode:
--> '''Widow''': And exactly how many times a week did you ''respect'' him?
* When Richie claims in ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' that 'my grandfather was a trawlerman you know?' Eddie's reply is 'Oh so that's what they called [[HaveAGayOldTime them]] in those days was it?'.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}''
** A kind of... double inversion (as he's both younger than her, and the one trying to be euphemistic):
--->'''Young Ethan:''' I should probably tell you, I'm not a... uh, that is to say I don't... I've never...\\
'''Monica:''' Are you a virgin?\\
'''Young Ethan:''' Well, if that's what you kids are calling it these days, then yes I am!
** In the episode "The One with All the Resolutions", when Monica and Chandler have a secret relationship:
--->'''Monica:''' I'll just tell Rachel I'm gonna be doing laundry for a couple of hours.\\
'''Chandler:''' Laundry. Huh. Is that my new nickname?
** There was also the flashback episode to when Joey moves in with Chandler, time during which Monica had a crush on Joey. Monica invites him over to drink some lemonade, and while she's distracted serving it, Joey starts stripping:
--->'''Monica:''' (turning around) Okay, here’s your... penis! Oh my God! What the hell are you doing?!\\
'''Joey:''' You said, you wanna come in for some lemonade?\\
'''Monica:''' So?!\\
'''Joey:''' Whoa, ah! Were you just gonna give me some lemonade?\\
'''Monica:''' Yeah huh! Cover yourself up!\\
'''Joey:''' Oh right, right.\\
'''Monica:''' I don't believe this! When someone asks you in for lemonade, and to you that means they wanna have sex?\\
'''Joey:''' Well usually... yeah! Well, not just lemonade, iced tea, sometimes juice.
* A non-sexual example from ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
-->'''Angel:''' I'm not here to sing.\\
'''Lorne:''' [[HollywoodToneDeaf Oh, is that what we're calling it now?]]
* One memorable non-sexual example from ''Series/{{CSI}}'' is an exchange between Sara and Marjorie Wescott, a defense lawyer, after Sara is asked about a previous case where she had been seen touching him in a 'romantic gesture':
-->'''Sara:''' I brushed chalk from his face.\\
'''Marjorie:''' Oh, is that what they're calling it now?
** Let it be known that, in the aformentioned episode, there was no chalk on his face. Really.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** Excretion instead of sex: Gibbs encouraged Kate to "stay hydrated", specifically to use her as a distraction when she went to the head.
--->'''Gibbs:''' Go, unhydrate.\\
'''Kate:''' Never heard it called that.
** Inverted in another episode, when [[BluntMetaphorsTrauma Ziva]] doesn't understand what a suspect means when he says someone 'couldn't keep it in his pants.' [[HandsomeLech Tony's]] explanation involves a [[BowChickaWowWow tune]] and some suggestive gesturing. Ziva comes to the conclusion that they're talking about dancing.
* Interesting example in the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' Season 4 episode "Spell," when Jonathan finds a stray bra under the hay in the loft, and Clark blurts out that "it was magic," followed by a sarcastic "I'm sure it was" from Martha. While Lana, Chloe and Lois (under the control of three ancient French witches...and yes, [[ItMakesSenseInContext it makes slightly more sense in context]]) did use sorcery to brainwash the guests at Chloe's birthday party, it ''was'' an underwear party, and there was at least one other couple Clark bumped into the next morning who had to bolt with clothes in hand. So the example is both played straight (it really was magic) and subverted (but there was probably lots of sex too, just not directly involving Clark).
* In ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Vyvyan lets out a highly articulate outburst with his raging hatred for ''Series/TheGoodLife''. Neil's father stands up for it, specifically star Felicity Kendall, adding "...and I want to protect her!" Vyvyan snorts "Well, it's the first time I've ever heard it called THAT!"
* Not quite exact to the trope definition, but series 2 of ''Series/RobinHood'' does include a conversation among the outlaws about euphemisms for couples hooking up.
-->'''Robin:''' Where's Will and Djaq?\\
'''Much:''' They said they were going to get some honey.\\
'''John:''' They'll be back soon.\\
'''Much:''' If that's what they've gone for. But why does it need two of them, hm? Honey is one of those things.
* Inversion from ''Series/TheKidsInTheHall''
-->'''Woman:''' I can't believe I fell for that line.\\
'''Darril:''' What line?\\
'''Woman:''' You know! "Would you like to look at my etchings?"\\
'''Darril:''' ''[gestures towards wall of etchings]'' So you don't want to see them?
* ''Series/MythBusters'': Used jokingly by Adam in the very first (non-pilot) episode, while making a bullet out of flash-frozen hamburger.
-->'''Jamie''': "What did you do today, honey?"\\
'''Adam''': I made a meat bullet. "Is ''that'' what the kids are calling it these days?"
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** Kind of inverted.
--->'''Dr. Kelso:''' Last week I was in the mall hanging out at Brookstones when some kid asked me if I was lost.\\
'''J.D.:''' Brookstone. Looking for gadgets, sir?\\
'''Dr. Kelso:''' If that's what you call trolling for mall ass, sure.
** And played straight in this exchange:
--->'''Paul:''' ...and, I know you wanted me to come in to... you know...\\
'''Elliot:''' Oh, no no no! I invited you in to see my... fish tank.\\
'''The Todd:''' Is that what you ladies are calling it nowadays?\\
'''Paul:''' Careful, Todd.
** And again when Dr. Cox denies sleeping with his ex, saying that they went into an empty patient's room to [[BlatantLies "talk"]]. Carla asks if that's what the kids are calling it now and informs him that the room really ''wasn't'' empty.
*** Jordan kinda gave it away by saying he "Shouldn't talk so fast." and "Maybe I could finish a sentence."
* In the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' SpinOff, ''WebVideo/CinematicTitanic'', in ''Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks'':
--> '''Some Guy''': Alright, let's take her in for an Autopsy.\\
'''Joel''': Oh, is that what they're calling it now..
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', "The Double Blind Job":
-->'''Hardison:''' Li'l Jennifer Pearson's wearing you out, ain't she?\\
'''Elliot:''' Dude, we walked the Freedom Trail twice.\\
'''Hardison:''' Nice!\\
'''Elliot:''' No, man, the actual Freedom Trail. We took paddle boats to the public gardens, shopped on Newbury Street, and went to something called the Boston Duck Tour.
* In ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Carmen tells George that she did "half pipes" with her boyfriend. George assumes she is talking about drugs. She was talking about skateboarding.
* On one episode of ''Series/TheLoveBoat'', Gopher and a woman are in a cabin, chasing after a spider and trying to squash it with their shoes. When Doc opens the door to see what all the ruckus is about, Gopher innocently comments, "We're killing spiders." As Doc leaves, he mutters, "I've heard it called a lot of things, but never ''that.''"
* ''TopGear'' had this [[CrowningMomentOfFunny gem.]]
-->'''Jeremy''': Guys, problem! I've shoved my anarchy flag through my water lilo!\\
'''Hammond''': [[ARareSentence Nobody's ever said]] ''[[ARareSentence that]]'' [[ARareSentence before!]]
* The line is used in ''Series/FamilyMatters'' when Karl's wife and sister-in-law catch him with a woman at a LoveHotel, and he claims they're working. He's telling the truth: the woman is a fellow police officer, and they're meeting some crooks at that hotel room as part of a sting operation.
* A variant is used in an episode of ''{{Series/Eureka}}'': Trevor tells Jack that he just went out on a date with [[{{UST}} Allison]]. Jack tells Trevor that he's merely "a distraction".. Trevor asks if that's what the kids are calling boyfriends these days.
* ''Series/TheListener'' (right after Toby has been teasing Oz about how all he thinks about is his new girlfriend):
-->'''Oz:''' Look, if I do Ryder a favor or two, he could help me switch some shifts and I can sync up with Sandy's schedule.\\
'''Toby:''' Is that what it's called nowadays?
* On ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', when Martin introduces his physical therapist Daphne to his sister-in-law Zora, this is her exact reaction.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' had one of these when Beckett and Castle had hickey-like marks left on their necks by injectors. The following exchange occurred:
--> '''Esposito''' Come on, what were you ''really'' doing?\\
'''Beckett''' It's not a hickey, Esposito.\\
'''Castle''' [[{{UST}} I wish it was.]] It was left by the injectors.\\
'''Esposito''' Injectors? Is that what they're calling it now?\\
'''Ryan''' Hey guys. Are those hickeys?\\
'''Esposito''' Yes.\\
'''Beckett''' No.\\
'''Castle''' I wish.\\
'''Ryan''' Okay then.
** In "The Late Shaft", actress Ellie Monroe calls Rick up after Bobby Mann is murdered. Rick tells Beckett that she thought he might like to get together for some 'comforting'. Beckett responds:
-->"Comforting?" Is that what the cool kids call it these days?
* On ''Series/HudsonStreet'', Tony was excited about meeting his favourite footballer and getting him to autograph a ball. He said something along the lines of "I can't wait to get his John Hancock on my pigskin", causing one of his co-workers to remark "I hope that's not a euphemism".
* On ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'', Charlene is dumped by her boyfriend, and this is Earl's reaction to the news.
* ''Series/WildBoys'': Emilia gets one when she discovers her boyfriend Conrad strolling back from the bush with a buxom FarmersDaughter:
-->"We've just been milking the goats."\\
"I'll bet you have!"
* Used, albeit not with the exact phrasing on ''Series/TheGoodies'':
-->'''American Officer:''' Well, I'll be hornswoggled!\\
'''Graeme:''' Your personal life is no concern of ours.
* Creator/MorecambeAndWise:
** Quite a few examples.
--->'''Frank Finlay''': I have a long felt want.\\
'''Eric Morecambe''': ...There's no answer to that.
** Some funnier than others.
--->'''Ernie Wise''': Have you got the maracas?\\
'''Eric Morecambe''': No, it's the way I walk.
** Some stretching it.
--->'''Ernie Wise''': My auntie's got a Whistler.\\
'''Eric Morecambe''': Now there's a novelty.
** And some [[UnfortunateName not]].
--->'''Eric Morecambe''': A director rang from Hollywood...'Alfred' something.\\
'''Ernie Wise''': [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock?]]\\
'''Eric Morecambe''': He might have, I didn't ask.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy''
-->'''Owen:''' She just wants to strategise.\\
'''Cristina:''' At three AM? I ''bet'' she does.
* An example in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' arises not out of snarkery but a genuine misinterpretation/hopefulness on the part of CasanovaWannabe Barney. It was actually a LiteralMetaphor (or rather, not any sort of metaphor at all).
--> "You invited me up to your apartment to 'play Battleship.' Is that not an internationally recognized term for sex?"
** Another instance is "I'm going to this girl's house and we're going to make juice," to which the cab driver responds "Nice."
* In an episode of ''Series/TheMysteriesOfLaura'', she is visiting a racetrack to investigate a crime, and noticing a lot of what could be described as "dirty old men" accompanied by comely young ladies, whose companionship is ostensibly obtained via cash or credit cards:
--->'''Laura''': Look at these men and their...\\
'''Man''': Nieces?\\
'''Laura''': Oh, is that what they're calling them now?
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': In "Rush to Judgment", Flack discovers that a murder victim had been secretly taking dance lessons to surprise his wife for their anniversary. When Flack tells Mac what he was doing, Mac replies:
-->"Private salsa lessons? Is that what they're calling it now?"


* During the spectacular comedy of errors ''Theatre/LendMeATenor'':
-->'''Tito''': I know why you're here.\\
'''Maggie''': You do, do you?\\
'''Tito''': Yes-you want my autograph.\\
'''Maggie''': Oh, is that what they call it in Italian?
* In ''Theatre/LadyInTheDark'', Charley insinuates that "color plates" might be the new "etchings":
-->'''Russell''': Maggie--either Alison leaves the magazine or I do. This is the end--the absolute end.\\
'''Maggie''': Now, Russell...\\
'''Russell''': I meant it. She's just calmly loaned my color plates to a friend until Wednesday.\\
'''Charley''': Say, that's kind of new... "I'd like you to come up to the apartment and see my color plates."\\
'''Russell''': Oh, don't be so Goddamn bright, Johnson--you sicken me.
* In ''Theatre/TheDiaryOfAnneFrank'', after Anne goes to visit Peter in his room:
-->'''Mrs. Van Daan''': In my day it was the boys who called on the girls. Not the girls on the boys.\\
'''Mrs. Frank''': You know how young people like to feel that they have secrets. Peter’s room is the only place where they can talk.\\
'''Mrs. Van Daan''': Talk! That’s not what they called it when I was young.
* From ''Theatre/GreyGardens TheMusical'':
-->'''Edith''': You're my soul mate, that's what you are.\\
'''Gould''': "Soul mate," is that the nom du jour?
* In ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'', Bobby tells Ms. Pennywise he was up all night thinking. Since an earlier scene mentioned taking "a late-night-behind-the-bushes-to-relieve-yourself-for-free kind of walk," she assumes that's what he really meant and admonishes him.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The "interact" command in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' occasionally takes on some very interesting meanings.
* In ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'':
-->'''Nate''': I don't fumble, I improvise.\\
'''Chloe''': Oh, is that what you call it?



* Subverted in the webcomic ''Webcomic/ElfLife'': Filis was fond of referring to "frolicking" with Baughb, the main character When asked by another character why she was constantly using that euphemism, she angrily replies that she ''meant'' "frolicking" and if she meant to say "f*** ing" (censored in panel), she'd have said "f*** ing".
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', a pair of background characters are said to be in the woods "hunting mushrooms" by a naive young guard, prompting this sort of response from his sergeant.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'':
** Tai and Marigold discuss {{fanfiction}}. When Marigold asks "Do you want to come back to my place, and, um, m-maybe I could show you some of MY fanfic?", [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1788 Tai responds this way]]. (Marigold misses the point entirely.)
** Subverted in an [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=521 earlier strip]], when Marten first meets Hannelore. She invites him back to her place to play Scrabble.
--->'''Marten:''' Like, for-real Scrabble, or is that a euphemism for something else?\\
'''Hannelore:''' What? No! Scrabble! Sex is for no. Too many fluids and germs and sweat and ew. Totally yuck. Ew.
* A non-sexual version in ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'': [[http://impurebloodwebcomic.com/comic/chapter-3/page-065/ when Elnor blames her pounding head on the jostling from their journey, Roan asks if that's what they call the ale in the last town]].
* ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'' -- about being [[TakenForGranite petrified by the Medusa]]:
--> '''Mrs. Wonderella:''' This is an '''[[BoldInflation excellent]]''' paint job, Rita!\\
'''Wonderita:''' '''Thanks!''' [[OneOfUs I started doing]] ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' [[OneOfUs miniatures back in junior high]]!\\
'''Mrs. Wonderella:''' I certainly hope that isn't some sort of '''sex act'''!
* ''Webcomic/{{Unshelved}}'': [[http://www.unshelved.com/2005-5-26 "'Compared notes'?" "That's not what we called it my day."]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** this is Tarquin's reaction when [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0740.html Elan and Haley leave to speak with Durkon in secret]], and they use the excuse "give their pet orangutan a bath", which, according to Elan, is more believable than saying that they went back to their room to rest.
** Elan catches on to Tarquin's reaction and lack of disapproval, and when he needs to talk privately to Haley later on, he simply tells Tarquin he's leaving to have sex with her.

[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In ''WebVideo/SpoonysCampaign'', [[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]] is trying to describe a plan (that involves showing the head of an enemy to a kingdom), but he keeps making InnocentInnuendo, for which the others rib him mercilessly ("Just because I'm taking a dude up to my room, and showing him my head, doesn't mean..."). When Joe tries to clarify that he's giving a ''severed'' head, WebVideo/YRulerOfTime remarks "Is that what they're calling it now? That's gotta be some sort of new BDSM practice."
* ''Stupid Comics'': 'This one was imprisoned when she refused to let her prime minister "experiment" on her "subjects". [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/stupidcomics75.html I guess that's what the kids are calling it these days.]]'
* ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'':
-->'''John Doe:''' I'd better go. Dr. Anna has been pestering me for some scheduled maintenance.\\
'''Kit:''' Hmm, is that what they're calling it these days?
* ''Comics Should Be Good'': [[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2013/01/13/i-love-ya-but-youre-strange-that-time-superboys-robot-teacher-got-him-laid/#more-130830 Oh, is “all night patrol” what they’re calling it these days?]]


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* A variation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Something Smells". After getting bad breath, Spongebob is led by Patrick to believe that he's ugly, and decides to admit it by shouting "I'm ugly and I'm proud!" repeatedly on the rooftop of his pineapple.
-->'''Squidward:''' ''(overhearing while tanning)'' Is that what he calls it?
* In ''{{Transformers}}: WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', Silverbolt returns from a scouting run, in which he actually met with his [[DatingCatwoman still-evil lover Blackarachnia.]] Rattrap asks him, "Find any new ''positions''?"
* Murdoc Niccals of {{Music/Gorillaz}} mentioned in a radio interview that his bandmate Russel had mentioned he'd been "living in Ike Turner's basement" and Murdoc had assumed it was an UnusualEuphemism. Turns out Russel had, in fact, been living in Ike Turner's basement.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' is sent to Miami to seduce a male Cuban spy, and gets coached how by a gay couple. After he's been at a cockfighting venue:
-->'''Rudy''': Then where ''were'' you all night?\\
'''Archer''': Way the Christ out in the Everglades burying some Dominican guy's rooster!\\
'''Charles''': Fun!\\
'''Charles:''' Oh, you meant ''literally''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'', when Francis uses the term "fornication" to note the similarities between Sascha and Deep Purple's deaths, Bluebeard replies, "[[DeadpanSnarker Back in my day, we used to call it screwing.]]"

[[folder: Real Life ]]

* In the 1970s in the UK, a female journalist who had been in a bedroom with a former Ugandan cabinet minister during a dinner party claimed they had been "discussing Uganda". The satirical magazine ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' used "discussing Uganda" or "Ugandan relations" as an UnusualEuphemism for years afterwards.
* This happened with South Carolina governor Mark Sanford. His initial explanation for his disappearance (to visit his mistress in Argentina) was that he had been "hiking the Appalachian Trail", and some commentators explicitly referenced the "discussing Uganda" incident as a comparison.
* Ventriloquist Creator/JeffDunham has used this in an act with his dummy, Walter.
-->'''Jeff:''' If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn?\\
'''Walter:''' [long pause] "Choke a Smurf"?\\
'''Jeff:''' Yeah.\\
'''Walter:''' Is that what they're calling it now? What happened to the chicken?
* At the 1955 [[FanConvention Worldcon]], guest of honor Creator/IsaacAsimov was sitting at the dais as the [[UsefulNotes/HugoAward Hugos]] were being handed out. One of the winning authors was unable to attend, and editor Judith Merril accepted for him. The presenter announced this by saying, "In his absence, the award will be accepted by Judy Merril, by whom he has been so often anthologized." Asimov turned to the person next to him and said, "Anthologized? Always euphemisms." Unbeknownst to him, the microphone in front of him [[IsThisThingStillOn was live]], and the hall erupted in laughter at Merril's expense. Asimov was horrified, and for the rest of the weekend (while the other attendees were saying "Anthologize you!" and "Go anthologize yourself!" to each other), he was afraid that Merril would kill him the next time their paths crossed. To her credit, she forgave him.