They're talking about fighting, okay!?
"So! They laugh at my boner, will they?! I'll show them! I'll show them how many boners the Joker can make!"
Believe it or not, not everyone is trying to get crap past the radar
. Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar
, there's only a single entendre
, and what was meant to be innocent is portrayed completely sincerely
That doesn't stop the infantile among us from occasionally finding things to snicker about.
They were trying so
hard. Haha, "hard".
It was obvious that nothing dirty was intended, not even in the "wink wink, nudge nudge"
sense. And yet... thanks to poor word choice, unusual inflection, bad object placement
or some other factor, what was obviously meant to be taken at face value takes on some sexual subtext
. Suddenly, an innocent comment about cute little kittens
sounds like something out of bad lesbian erotica. It clearly wasn't intentional
, but it can cause a viewer to stop in his or her tracks, trying to stem the giggles. It can sometimes be hard to tell if you're dealing with this trope or a case of Getting Crap Past the Radar
, especially if you're dealing with a Stealth Parody
The reason for this phenomenon is, of course, the fact that Freud Was Right
. Ho Yay
happens when this phenomenon overtakes an entire relationship
Distinguished from Innocent Innuendo
, when this is purposefully invoked rather than accidentally, and That Came Out Wrong
, when it is only unintentional on the part of the character, the other characters also catch the dirty meaning, and the victim scrambles to explain himself. Contrast Accidental Pun
See also Have a Gay Old Time
, when this happens due to changes in word use. See Getting Crap Past the Radar
, our towering monument to perceived innuendo and implications (even if they're 90% wrong).
Verbal variations of this tend to be followed up with That's What She Said