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“...in which he repeatedly referred to the penis area as “down there.”

The Many Ways The Media Gets Around Saying [Groin] By Kyle Wagner [FiveThirtyEight] It’s the oldest laugh in sports: Some poor schmoe takes a sports ball to the crotch, keels over and, once we’re reasonably sure no lasting damage has been done, the TV announcers deadpan some dad jokes while the camera pans around to giggling teammates. It’s as much a familiar sports yuk as other not-all-that-uncommon oddities, like a field player on the mound or the fat guy touchdown, only with funnier GIFs. At least, that’s how things work when the hit comes in a relatively low-stakes setting. But what happens when the stakes are raised? And just as important, when reporters are forced to write about sportsmen kicking each other in the nuts, what do they write? This week has provided some answers.
posted by Fizz on May 31, 2016 - 48 comments

Need A Little Sugar in my Bowl

He shakes my ashes
Greases my griddle
Churns my butter
And he strokes my fiddle
My man, is such a handy man

Alberta Hunter - My Handy Man

Euphemisms in the blues. NSFW. [more inside]
posted by ashbury on Oct 3, 2015 - 51 comments

faves on metafilter tbh

The euphemisms people use to pay their drug dealer in public on Venmo
posted by nebulawindphone on Apr 7, 2015 - 55 comments

Dancing the Blanket Hornpipe

17 euphemisms for doing it taken from the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. And previously on the blue.
posted by Isadorady on Nov 20, 2012 - 38 comments

A Heartbreaking Wank of Staggering Spunkage

61 literary euphemisms for masturbation…
via the always discreeet Miss Cellania
(and yes, we've had something similar here before, but it missed this list, which is, you know, literary)

posted by wendell on Aug 27, 2009 - 110 comments

[your name] & [partner's name], Fighting Crime!

[NSFW]Baseball usually provides Americans with their first roundabout ways of talking about "Visiting Busch Stadium"... but what if you prefer golf? Or the Olympics? What if you're Canadian? An academic? Or like plunderphonics? Can any phrase be turned into a euphemism for sex? Maybe; here are the canonical lists. [perviously] [AskMe thread about sex euphemisms 'around the world,' IYKWIM]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 7, 2009 - 70 comments

Insert your favorite euphemism

Rose George wants you to start talking about waste. And no, she isn't concerned with your recycling habits, your fluorescent light bulbs, or the packaging on your electronics. She's concerned with your, ahem, human waste. Ms. George has written a book on the way both first and third world societies deal with sewage, and now Freakonomics is talking with her about it.
posted by aliceinreality on Nov 24, 2008 - 31 comments

Power, it starts with P like...

If you don't watch My Puss then You Suck. But what I want to know is, if you're gonna Eat to the Beat, How Many Licks until you go blind? Maybe we can find out Downtown. Sure, this post is full of video, audio, pop-ups, and is probably NSFW, but you know you want to join in with your favorite songs in praise of the empowered punani! Come on and Put a Little Sugar in My Bowl!
posted by serazin on Dec 7, 2006 - 51 comments

Politically correct hardware terminology:

LA County, leading the charge: Equipment vendors who do business with Los Angeles County received a message in November 2003 from the county's Internal Services Department (ISD) informing them that "based on the cultural diversity and sensitivity of Los Angeles County," labeling or describing equipment with the term 'master/slave' is no longer acceptable. (via snopes.com)
the slashdot comments on this...
posted by sixtwenty3dc on Nov 25, 2003 - 145 comments

Goodness Gracious! What A Lot Of Ways Of Not Saying "God"!

Goodness Gracious! What A Lot Of Ways Of Not Saying "God"! Jeez may be MetaFilter's genteel exclamation of choice, but crusty and trusty old William Safire of the New York Times[registration required]has the gracious goods on other ways of not(quite)invoking the name of the Lord in vain; whilst proving en route that Donald Rumsfeld isn't, after all, the wilting sissy or pseudo-Southern belle we all thought him to be...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 15, 2002 - 20 comments

The tendency toward euphemism, catchwords, bites and labels displacing description of uniquicity. Battles of rhetorical titans!
posted by semmi on Apr 18, 2002 - 5 comments

The Euphemism Generator

The Euphemism Generator can create up to 68,289,490 unique phrases! Do you have a favorite euphemism?
posted by gen on Mar 5, 2002 - 36 comments

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