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->''"General Heydrich, I have the real feeling I "evacuated" 30,000 Jews already by shooting them in Riga. Is what I did "evacuation"? When they fell, were they "evacuated"? There are another 20,000 awaiting similar "evacuation". I find it useful to know what words mean."''
-->-- '''SS-Sturmbannführer Rudolf Lange''', ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}''

Someone uses a euphemism, LastSecondWordSwap or something similar, and someone else blurts out exactly what the first person meant.

It generally comes in two versions: Ditz and Intentional. The Ditz version is just the person figuring it out for himself without realizing that the speaker was trying to be discreet. The intentional version is a character simply not caring about the delicacy of the matter or being [[JerkAss deliberately obnoxious]] about it.

The euphemism may or may not be [[UnusualEuphemism unusual]]. Compare and contrast LampshadedDoubleEntendre, DontExplainTheJoke.

[[AC:Films -- Animated]]
* Scar has to backtrack and Euphemism Bust ''himself'' in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' thanks to [[TheDitz dumb hyenas]]:
-->'''Banzai''': Yeah, be prepared! We'll be prepared! Uh...for what?
-->'''Scar''': For the death of the king!
-->'''Banzai''': What, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint is he sick]]?
-->'''Scar''': No, you fool, we're going to kill him. And Simba too.

[[AC:Films -- Live-Action]]
* From ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'':
-->'''Brandi''': Second suitor: if we were making whoopee, what sounds would you make?
-->'''Brodie''': Wait, what's whoopee?
-->'''Brandi''': You know, being intimate.
-->'''Brodie''': What? Like '''fucking'''?
* A darker example in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', a drama about [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust the Wannsee Conference]], during which the Security Police managed to get authorization for an anti-Jewish genocide (later termed "Operation Reinhard") which outshone the ones accomplished to that date by the Wehrmacht, ''Einsatzgruppen'', and Regional Security Chiefs. The term 'evacuation' is frequently used to describe the Security Police's programme. After about an hour of this Lange, who works with the security forces in ''Reichskomissariat Ostland'' (and has been engaged in the usual 'preventative security' operations to eliminate demographics who might support the Communist Insurgency there), tires of his indirectness.
--> '''Lange''': I have the real feeling I evacuated 30,000 Jews already by shooting them. Is what I did ''evacuation''?
* ''Film/ButImACheerleader''
-->'''Hilary''': There's no inappropriate behaviour allowed.
-->'''Megan''': Inappropriate...like swearing?
-->'''Graham''': No, inappropriate like fucking. You get caught in the throes of sodomy and it's ''au revoir''.
* ''Film/RemoWilliamsTheAdventureBegins''.
-->'''Smith:''' You're going to help remove some of the filth.
-->'''Remo:''' I like that. That's nice. It's a lot nicer than "kill," or "destroy," or "terminate with extreme prejudice." That's what you're really talking about, isn't it?

* A famous WWII fighter pilot is giving an inspirational speech to a girls' school.
-->PILOT: ...and remember, ladies, no matter how sticky the situation, you can always get out of it. For instance: back in the war I was in a terrible dogfight - there was one [[ClusterFBomb fucker]] behind me, one on top of me and one to my left-
-->HEADMISTRESS: [leaping to her feet] Girls, girls, if you don't know, there was a type of German aircraft called a ''Focker.''
-->PILOT: That's right. [beat] Although these fuckers were flying in Messerschmidts...

[[AC:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
-->'''Elliot''': Those gyno girls are really putting the pressure on. We must have looked at a hundred women's bajingos today! Bajingo, bajingo, bajingo. I mean, I can't even look at my own bajingo.
-->'''Carla''': Is that because it looks so much like a vagina?
-->'''Elliot''': Carla, there's people!
* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''
-->'''Narrator''': And in the pouch will be... let's call it 'genetic legacy'
-->'''Jamie''': Genetic legacy? ''It's sperm.'' Every kid in grade school knows that. Helps make babies, you know?
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}''
--> '''Topher''': He seemed to be having a kind of...man-reaction.
--> '''Dr. Saunders''': A what?
--> '''Topher''': A, you know, reaction that a man -- person might have in the...you know, the...naked part. Shower. Victor.
--> '''Dr. Saunders''': Victor had [[RagingStiffie an erection]]?
--> '''Topher''': I prefer man-reaction.
* In ''Series/{{Lost}}'' this overlaps with CensorshipBySpelling. Hurley doesn't want to talk about the dead in front of a kid (Walt), so he spells it out:
-->'''Hurley''': But what about the B-O-D-Y-S?
-->'''Michael''': What are you trying to spell, man, "bodies"?
-->'''Walt''': B-O-D-I-E-S.
* On ''Series/ChappellesShow'', a parody of a PBS ''Frontline'' documentary has the narrator (a white man) [[ContentWarnings warn viewers]]:
-->'''Narrator''': For viewers sensitive to issues of race, be advised that the following piece contains gratuitous use of the "N" word.
-->'''Narrator''': And by the "N" word, I mean Nigger.
-->'''Narrator''': There, I said it.
* A variant from an episode of ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'':
--> '''Sally:''' He said he wanted to sleep with me. I wanted sex, but seeing as he was tired I decided to just go home.
* An un-{{lampshade}}d version in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
--> '''Mayor''': No slayer of mine is going to live in a fleabag motel. That place has a very unsavory reputation. There are immoral liaisons going on there.
--> '''Faith''': Yeah, plus all the screwing.
* In ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Harry Mudd describes how he wound up on the android planet after getting arrested for one of his scams:
-->'''Mudd:''' Well, of course I... left.\\
'''Kirk:''' He broke jail.\\
'''Mudd:''' I, ah, borrowed transportation...\\
'''Kirk:''' He stole a spaceship.\\
'''Mudd:''' ...the patrol reacted in a hostile manner...\\
'''Kirk:''' They fired at him.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Chandler is hesitant to have sex with his new girlfriend, Kathy:
-->'''Chandler''': Her last boyfriend was Joey...
-->'''Ross''': And you're afraid you won't be able to...''fill his shoes?''
-->'''Chandler''': No, I'm afraid I won't be able to make love as well as him.
-->'''Ross''': I was going for the metaphor.
-->'''Chandler''': And I was saying the ''actual'' words.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. When the Chief of Staff starts giving her flak, Control spells out exactly what her organisation has been doing behind the scenes to keep the United States safe. So far they've handled 853 threats to national security. "And by 'handled', you do know I mean killed, right?"
* Occasionally, when a ''Series/CutthroatKitchen'' contestant is sabotaged too hard to make their dish properly, they'll try to go for a LessEmbarrassingTerm, such as "deconstructed omelet". This rarely fools the judges:
-->'''Judge''': Let's call them what they are, your scrambled eggs.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has this exchange between Proconsul D'Tan of the [[LaResistance Romulan Republic]] and an uninvited visitor in his office.
--> '''Khiana''': Allow me to introduce myself. I am Subcommander Khiana, and I represent... certain individuals interested in the future of the Romulan people.
--> '''[=D'Tan=]''': Don't patronize me. You mean the [[TheRemnant Tal Shiar]].

[[AC:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': Thanks to Gary's intermittent [[NoIndoorVoice lack of an indoor voice]], when [[http://www.ma3comic.com/strips-ma3/adult_friends he busts Tracy's euphemism]] for the second job she does to pay the bills, he triggers an understandable FacePalm,
-->'''Tracy''': I do a little, ummmm, crowdfunded R-rated video performance.
-->'''Gary''': You're a SEX CAMGIRL?!
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', following Roy's death, Haley tries to break the news gently to his girlfriend Celia. Unfortunately, Celia takes Haley's metaphors [[LiteralMinded literally]], so Belkar has to be blunt and to the point in order to explain to her.

[[AC:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Joey''': Shut up, Tristan! You just wanna get into [my sister]'s pants!
-->'''Tristan''': No I don't. I want to have sex with her!
-->'''Tristan''': Oooooooh, that's what you meant...!
* Lampshaded in the Creator/EgoRaptor production ''WebAnimation/GirlChanInParadise'' when Yusuke gets mad and starts pronouncing the word fuck with an elongated f noise, only to have Kenstar interrupt and ask if he's about to say the f word. Yusuke's response is "You mean.... fuck!" Kenstar then gives a subdued response "Yes, that would be it."

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost":
-->'''Spongebob''': Squidward! He's... he's... pushing up daisies!
-->'''Patrick''': Oh, I thought he was dead.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'':
** When Kim has to take her brothers with her on a mission in "The Twin Factor" she asks if anyone has to do any "business" before they leave the house. Ron doesn't understand it at first until Rufus whispers the true meaning in his ear. After hearing it, he immediately runs back into the house to use the bathroom.
** In "Ron the Man", Shego suggests hiring [[ArmsDealer Jack Hench]], an idea Drakken rejects as too expensive. Shego then proposes a way around that problem:
--->'''Shego:''' I'll infiltrate his research facility and, you know, maybe I can find some "free samples".\\
'''Drakken:''' Please! Hench never gives "free" anything. He... Oh, you mean ''stealing'', don't you?\\
'''Shego:''' Doy!