[2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

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[2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Astrogirl » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:31 am

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db ... 2359#comic

Someone tell me what the votey means:
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The aunt wants her to ... bleed?

I get most of the others, except maybe the last one: bun in the oven, horizontal mambo, family jewels, one-eyed trouser snake (a sure way to get killed if you use that as a pick-up line), ... not sure what "we had words" is supposed to reference.
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Sahan » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:18 am

Aunt Flo arriving is, I assume, a euphemism for menstruation. The joke is that the euphemism becomes redundant when she mentions the very word she would be trying to avoid in the euphemism itself. I posted this earlier, only for the server to go down. But yes, reminds me of a scene in the IT crowd.

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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby dorbabil » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:57 pm

So, uh, the part about balls really should be "Ouch, he kicked me in the family testicles".

Balls are also a euphemism.
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Gangler » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:19 pm

So then it's a euphemism and a half!
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby DonRetrasado » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:59 pm

dorbabil wrote:So, uh, the part about balls really should be "Ouch, he kicked me in the family testicles".

Balls are also a euphemism.

Euphemisms generally aren't considered vulgar.
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Astrogirl » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:17 pm

Sahan wrote:Aunt Flo arriving is, I assume, a euphemism for menstruation.

Aaah. I had no idea.

And the "we had words"?
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby DonRetrasado » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:38 pm

Astrogirl wrote:And the "we had words"?

"We had words" is what you say to your kids when you've been arguing pretty heavily. It's a "half-euphemism" because the content of those words is pretty clear.
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Astrogirl » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:22 pm

Aaah, now it makes sense.

English sure has weird euphemisms.
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby DonRetrasado » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:49 pm

They sure are idiosyncratic!
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Lethal Interjection » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:11 am

This comic, more than any before, actually reminds me of XKCD.
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:25 am

So did you see that ludicrous display last night?
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby DonRetrasado » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:33 am

GUTCHUCKER wrote:So did you see that ludicrous display last night?

Now he's got the ball! What will he will do with it! Maybe he will kick the ball!
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby carbonstealer » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:35 am

Astrogirl wrote:
Sahan wrote:Aunt Flo arriving is, I assume, a euphemism for menstruation.

Aaah. I had no idea.

And the "we had words"?


Aunt Flo is visiting is one, the painters are in is another, or that you had a visit from your friend.

None of them cover five days of excruciating pain while your body excretes dead matter
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Astrogirl » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:55 am

That does not sound good. Have you seen a doctor about it?
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Re: [2011-Sep-05] Half-Euphemisms

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:47 pm

Back in the Bad Times, when I was missing weeks of class at a time, I would tell people when I got back that I had just returned from a visit to Catatonia.

I like to think that that's where Aunt Flo lives, with all her other euphemism friends.
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