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Unusual Euphemism: Recorded and Stand-Up Comedy
  • Irish comedian Dylan Moran discusses how, even in modern times, topics such as homosexuality are still dressed with euphemisms.
    "Well you know what they say about John, don't you?"
    "Actually, no, I don't. What do they say?"
    "Well, you know, that he's..." (raises right knee into air)
    "You know, he's still picking up twigs in the springtime... (beat) ...he likes his toast done on all three sides."
  • Jeff Foxworthy subverted this in a skit where he says that his wife always seems to have whatever disease they're discussing on the news: "You do not have testicular cancer. You don't even have testiculars!"
  • Any verbified noun is a euphemism for drunk, according to Michael McIntyre.
    "Did you have a drink last night?"
    "Are you joking? I got utterly gazebo'd."
  • Patton Oswalt did an infamous bit combining this with Gosh Dang It to Heck! while telling about how producers for network (as in censored) programming wanted the same material he usually delivered, but in a censor-friendly way. The results were rather disturbing.
    "I'm gonna fill your hoo-ha with goof-juice!" That is fucking horrifying!
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