Unusual Euphemism: Radio

  • Ancient BBC radio comedy Round the Horne features Rambling Syd Rumpo (Kenneth Williams), a parodic folk-singer who sang such things as "Vain she was and like a grusset / Though her gander parts were fine, / But she sneered at his cordwangle / As it hung upon the line".
    • Or the song about the Highwayman who "scrooped all the ladies and whirdled the men, then he straddled his nadger and rode off again". When he is finally caught and brought to be hung upon Old Tyburn Tree (a historic euphemism for London's most well-known gallows), he said:
    If I had the time to live my life once again
    Then I'd whirdle the ladies and scroop all the men!
    • Round the Horne also had two camp characters who revived gay slang "Polari."
  • One of the weekly assignments on internet radio show 2 Sense was to invent a new swear word, that didn't mean anything but sounded really offensive. The hosts had great fun stringing together the better responses:
    2: Spung your derp, you slutterpuck!
  • The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy: "Belgium!"
    • Although in the show, it's not a euphemism but just the most offensive word ever.
  • A Fibber McGee and Molly episode had McGee exclaim, "Well, I'll be an old Hemingway expression."