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** In ''The Haunter of the Dark'', the hero "seemed to feel a constant tugging at his will". I can't be the only one who finds this unutterably hilarious.

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** In ''The Haunter of the Dark'', the hero "seemed to feel a constant tugging at his will". I can't be the only one who finds this unutterably hilarious.


** Actually it gets worse, in later books a character called Richard who is universally called Dick is added. Add to this "Roger the Cabin boy", the main characters boat being the Swallow, most characters being described as Seamen (Salty Seaman is I believe used at one point), the word tackle crops up a lot as well which has connotations, Captain Flint's cannon being described as his mighty weapon and the fact that bird watching is a major part of the series with its attending Tits and Boobies has lead to a lot of unintended mirth. The stories set in Norfolk involve a lot of sneaking around dykes, too (depending on the context, it can mean either an earthern sea-wall, or a navigable ditch).

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** Actually it gets worse, in later books a character called Richard who is universally called Dick is added. Add to this "Roger the Cabin boy", the main characters boat being the Swallow, most characters being described as Seamen (Salty Seaman is I believe used at one point), the word tackle crops up a lot as well which has connotations, Captain Flint's cannon being described as his mighty weapon and the fact that bird watching is a major part of the series with its attending Tits and Boobies has lead to a lot of unintended mirth. The stories set in Norfolk involve a lot of sneaking around dykes, too (depending on the context, it can mean either an earthern sea-wall, or a navigable ditch).


** A bit in the very first page makes Mary's mother sound like a YaoiFangirl or [[{{Slash}} slash ficcer]].

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** A bit in the very first page makes Mary's mother sound like a YaoiFangirl or [[{{Slash}} slash ficcer]].[{slash fic}}cer.


* Carl Sandburg "Rootabaga Tales". It has only one occurance of "ejaculate", but that one breaks all records of egregiousness: "Of course, in most any other house, the mother would be all worried if six children came tramping and clomping in, banging the door [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy and all six]] ejaculating [[IncestIsRelative at their mother]] at once..."

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* Carl Sandburg "Rootabaga Tales". It has only one occurance of "ejaculate", but that one breaks all records of egregiousness: "Of course, in most any other house, the mother would be all worried if six children came tramping and clomping in, banging the door [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy and all six]] ejaculating [[IncestIsRelative [[ParentalIncest at their mother]] at once..."


* Some of Creator/BeverlyCleary's older books use "gay" to mean "joyful". ''[[Literature/RamonaQuimby Beezus and Ramona]]'' (1955) describes the girls' Aunt Beatrice as "so gay and understanding"; in ''Literature/EmilysRunawayImagination,'' Mama always says that yellow is her favorite color because it's "so gay".

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* Some of Creator/BeverlyCleary's older books use "gay" to mean "joyful". ''[[Literature/RamonaQuimby Beezus and Ramona]]'' (1955) describes the girls' Aunt Beatrice as "so gay and understanding"; in ''Literature/EmilysRunawayImagination,'' ''Literature/EmilysRunawayImagination'' (1961), Mama always says that yellow is her favorite color because it's "so gay".


** ''The gay mood didn't last long. I think it was only the next month, October possibly, that trouble began''

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** ''The gay mood didn't last long. I think it was only the next month, October possibly, that trouble began''began''
* Some of Creator/BeverlyCleary's older books use "gay" to mean "joyful". ''[[Literature/RamonaQuimby Beezus and Ramona]]'' (1955) describes the girls' Aunt Beatrice as "so gay and understanding"; in ''Literature/EmilysRunawayImagination,'' Mama always says that yellow is her favorite color because it's "so gay".


** ''The gay mood didn't last long. I think it was only the next month, October
possibly, that trouble began''

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** ''The gay mood didn't last long. I think it was only the next month, October
October possibly, that trouble began''




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\n\n----* The 2004 novel ''Literature/CagingSkies'' has some bad news if you think GuyOnGuyIsHot
** ''The gay mood didn't last long. I think it was only the next month, October
possibly, that trouble began''




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\n* Happens occasionally in the Brewitt-Taylor translation of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms.'' Hardly surprising, given that the translation was published in 1925. "Intercourse" is a frequent offender. Given that the book is full of HoYay to begin with...
-->'''Xu Shu:''' Unhappily I have to break our intercourse in the middle, but my venerable mother is the real cause.



** The many references to pipe-weed. In-universe, it's supposed to be tobacco; it's just not called that because the term is generally believed to be from native languages and would therefore be somewhat anachronistic. Back in the day, calling it "weed" wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Since around the 1990s, though, the term "weed" in reference to being something you smoke pretty much exclusively refers to marijuana, as do other terms like "herb." Needless to say, this provokes a lot of jokes in the fanbase about Gandalf and hobbits as a whole [[TheStoner being zonked out of their minds]].

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** The many references to pipe-weed. In-universe, it's supposed to be tobacco; it's just not called that because the term is generally believed to be from native Caribbean languages and would therefore be somewhat anachronistic. Back in the day, calling it "weed" wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Since around the 1990s, though, the term "weed" in reference to being something you smoke pretty much exclusively refers to marijuana, as do other terms like "herb."herb" or "leaf." Needless to say, this provokes a lot of jokes in the fanbase about Gandalf and hobbits as a whole [[TheStoner being zonked out of their minds]].


** He used "queer" as a synonim for "strange" very consistently.

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** He used "queer" as a synonim synonym for "strange" very consistently.

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** The many references to pipe-weed. In-universe, it's supposed to be tobacco; it's just not called that because the term is generally believed to be from native languages and would therefore be somewhat anachronistic. Back in the day, calling it "weed" wouldn't be out of the ordinary. Since around the 1990s, though, the term "weed" in reference to being something you smoke pretty much exclusively refers to marijuana, as do other terms like "herb." Needless to say, this provokes a lot of jokes in the fanbase about Gandalf and hobbits as a whole [[TheStoner being zonked out of their minds]].


** Jordan tells the story of how the young Daisy had her little love affair with Gatsby and then missed her chance to say goodbye to him when he was shipped out. After that, she apparently gave up going out with soldiers, and [[SuddenlySexuality "[b]y the next autumn she was gay again, gay as ever."]]

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** Jordan tells the story of how the young Daisy had her little love affair with Gatsby and then missed her chance to say goodbye to him when he was shipped out. After that, she apparently gave up going out with soldiers, and [[SuddenlySexuality "[b]y the next autumn she was gay again, gay as ever."]]"

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