troperville

tools

toys

Wiki Headlines
It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Unusual Euphemism: Fan Fic
Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Stormbenders uses the term "pearl diving". When a man asks a woman if she would like to participate, it has nothing to do with oysters. Incidentally, the town that the main characters reside in is called "Oyster District"; this term gives the town name a whole new meaning. "Pearl diving" was also used as a euphemism for underwater masturbation in the book Haunted 2005.

Cross Over
  • Some of the joy of reading Fallout: Equestria comes from Littlepip's creative swearing, with such gems as "Luna shitting moon rocks!" Hell, Celestia knows her as "she of the colorful vulgarities," to Littlepip's profound embarrassment.
  • In The Prayer Warriors, the villains in "Battle With the Witches" seemingly refer to sex as "satanic rituals." The heroes have terms of their own, as seen in this description of Draco and Ebony having sex.
    Narration: Draco and Ebony removed skin from an onion. After that, they put Draco`s noodles into Ebony`s bowl, and Draco then planted some seeds into Ebony`s pot, and then they laid on their bed for the rest the night. They were very tired from all that hard work.
  • The Phoenix Wright / Elite Beat Agents crossover To Each A Tempo has Chef Cherry LaFlamme, who peppers her speech with various food terms whenever she's irritated—which happens a lot.
    "Kohlrabi freakin' slaw salad with hoisin-sauced duck!"

Death Note

Frozen
  • "Building a snowman" is commonly used as one in Elsanna shipping.

Gundam Wing
  • Wings To Fly has a few odd euphemisms from the pilots involved. A "Pilot's Kiss" has absolutely nothing to do with kissing; it's a reference to an x-shaped chest bruise from the four-point harness standard to most mobile suits. Similarly, when someone tells you "foxtrot tango" what they actually mean is "I can not or will not obey your order", though it would be most literally translated as "fuck that".

Harry Potter
  • From the Crack Fic The Black Bunny:
    George: Draco, I wanna release my basilisk into your chamber of secrets.
  • In the fourth year of the Dangerverse Draco Malfoy refers to kissing Luna as "transferring luck."
    • Leading to the priceless moment where Hermione and Danger team up on Draco:
    Draco: Luna had to go to a custody hearing when her mum died, and hers came out all right. So she was transferring some of her luck to me, for tomorrow.
    Hermione: "I never knew luck was another word for spit."
    Danger: "Really, Hermione. I wanted to say that."
  • From The Dark Lord's Protector:
    While Bella was the most affected, the brothers always to advantage and made lingering touches, and innuendoes such, "my meatballs are bigger then this and tastier" courtesy of Rabastan and "My breadstick is longer and thicker" courtesy of Rodolphus.

    What sent Bella over this time was when her lovers dipped both of their breadsticks in her pasta, saying "We wanted to taste your sauce."
  • From Harry Potter and the Something Something:
    Snape: Not too long after we graduated from Hogwarts, I realized what a fool I'd been in letting Lily leave me on such horrible terms. I managed to seek her out before she and James went into hiding, and I convinced her to forgive me.
    Harry: Lovely.
    Snape: Then she forgave me again the next morning.
    Harry: Dude.
    Snape: Twice.

Homestuck

Katawa Shoujo
  • In Tomorrow's Doom, Aiko's mother calls a girl's private parts her "happy valley".

Kim Possible

RWBY

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • One of the villains in The Private Diary Of Elizabeth Quatermain speaks of his upcoming marriage as being the means to an end, saying that "I just have to take the blush off your English rose" in order to achieve it. As he's talking to the man who is genuinely in love with the bride, this is quite possibly the worst pressing of a Berserk Button in the entire series.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • The Ballad of Twilight Sparkle gave us the somewhat memorable statement that using magic with an antimagic collar apparently "hurts like an applebucker". Admittedly, given that "apple-bucking" in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic consists of kicking a tree hard enough to rattle all the apples out of it in one blow, it seems reasonable that being bucked would indeed hurt a lot.
  • Chronicles of Harmony's End refers to "kissing his tail feathers."
  • This is the Life: A Tale of a Human in Equestria has the main character (a human) use terms like "pony women" instead of "mares" and of course "everyone" instead of "everypony" while the ponies use the correct (At least for Equestria) terms. Word of God claims it's to cement the fact that the titular character knew absolutely nothing about ponies or their way of life before moving there. The ponies also sometimes get messed up when referring to the main character:
    Big Macintosh: Ah knew you of all pon-, uh, you’d put it to good use.
  • Dash Academy mentions the "wingboner" (when an excited pegasus has their wings spread open involuntarily), which is a common fandom term and not really a euphemism at all (indeed, it is really a dysphemism, as pegasi spread their wings for a lot of reasons). However, later on when Rainbow Dash falls asleep in the theater and has a dream about kissing Firefly, her spread wings make Firefly refer to Rainbow Dash as having had a "Night Flight", an obvious euphemism for wet dream.

Naruto
  • Marry My Father Please features a subplot in which Anko's birth control has failed spectacularly, yet she insists that she only has the flu:
    Tsunade: (Consulting Anko on her accidental pregnancy, which she's been insisting is just the flu.) "You don't have to stay sick with the flu."
    Anko: "I said not to say it. I'm …fine."
    Tsunade: " Hiashi doesn't rule you, nor does he make decisions for you."
    Anko: "I know that. But it's my flu, and I'm …fine."
    Tsunade: "Are you going to let him have any say in this flu? Help raise the flu bug or anything?"
    Anko: "That's the silliest thing I ever heard. Raise a flu bug? Don't you think you're carrying this a bit far?"

The Smurfs
  • Empath: The Luckiest Smurf has "getting under one's hat" as a Smurf euphemism for sex, and "the Smurfette dream" as one for Nocturnal Emission. For Wartmongers, it's "stroking one's horns" and "getting all nice and squirmy".

Stargate
  • A Stargate Atlantis fic came up with "ice farmer" as an Alien Euphemism for "gay," leading to a particularly wonderful example of Metaphorgotten. ("If the ice wanted to be farmed...")

Teen Titans
  • A Very Titans Christmas uses the expression "The deed of a thousand euphemisms". Judging from the rest of the examples here, it is more than justified.

Torchwood
  • One Torchwood fic once referred to sperm as "cheap white carbohydrates." Made even worse when in context the author easily could have meant bed sheets, and out of context, white bread could be assumed. And ejaculate is more protein than carbs anyway.

Twilight
  • Forbiden Fruit: The Tempation of Edward Cullen features appearances by Edward's "throbbing lavender man-fruit thing," also known as his "mancarrot" or his "massive throbbing gigglestick." Jacob's is referred to as his "male genital item" and described as resembling a "horrible wet mushroom."

Unsorted
  • There is a fic with lines from "Jabberwocky" used as dirty talk during a BDSM sex scene. The girl (who was unfamiliar with the poem) was freaking out.
  • WTF Fanfiction.com has a lot of this and has even compiled a list of words fanfiction authors have used to describe genitals.
Comic BooksUnusual EuphemismFilm

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
25926
38