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Chris -- 2011-03-08
When I first came across the word “innudendo,” I thought that it must be a pun. But as I read through some of the hundreds of examples on the web, many of which have no connection to sexual jinks, I started to believe that, for certain communities of English speakers, the semantics of “nude” play a role in the meaning of “innuendo.”
“Innuendo” derives from a Latin gerund that means “nodding.” Thomas Blount, the author of a seventeenth century dictionary, that “innuendo” in his day was a legal term, “a word frequently used in Writs, Declarations and Pleadings, and its use is only to declare or ascertain the Person or Thing which was left doubtful before.” It was, in other words, a synonym of “to wit.” By the eighteenth century “innuendo” had escaped the bondage of the law courts and made its way into general speech.
A few examples of “innudendo:”
: “I left out the overt sexual innudendo and vulgar personal attacks on JHK where this irate person quite colorfully makes unveiled allusions to alleged sexual proclivities he imagines JHK must surely engage in.”
: “I read innudendo and unconfirmed ‘quotes’ from unnamed sources, all wrapped in typical journalistic breathlessness.”
: “They need to realize that RE games are beyond the level of Tomb Raider, and get rid of the idiotic sexual innudendo. Hardcore gamers look for hero’s and heroines, not barbie dolls.”
: “Because Bec puts up with me. She puts up with my rude jokes, my sexual innudendo, my blunt remarks, my lack of taste, my choice in music …. ”
Last edited by kem (2010-12-19 18:16:02)
This is pure win in the subtle sexual inner window area.
http://dragonzero200.deviantart.com/art … -162503126
must resist putting sexual inner-window xD :P
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s … =firefox-a
Going for the win: a triple-yolker!
Sexual inyouwindow will not work here my friend.
http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/c7 … ongs_here/
You’re not suggesting that I made some sort of sexual inyourwindow comment
I really think this show has potential, it’s very playful with lots of sexual inyourwindow
http://brianspage.com/showday.php?fname … 2F154-2003
Unless somebody can show me a link or an example of Gabe being a prima donna I’m going to chalk all this up as rumor and inyourwindow
http://www.secrant.com/rant/display.asp … p=21311177
This could be seen many ways, I’m not sure which is operating. Insight? In your face?
Inyourwindow. Fireworks and cheers. One of the best in the last five years.
As staggering as it is, I don’t think “in your window” exhausts the possibilities. These are less metaphorical.
Maybe you should step into my office. Or I could step into yours (raises eyebrows to infer some form of tenuous in-you-endo )
http://forums.fugly.com/activity.php?s= … 5df303a4bc
your favorite song, you never hear the words
you heard it a million times and never heard the words
the meanings and in you endo is lost on you
you never learned to listen
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/ … ads-2.html
They showed some movie with Big American Stars, including Harr Ford. It was some kind of thriller, with drama and murder and sexual in-you-endo.
A macabre tale of revenge, romance, and sexual in-your-endo.
The things you learn in this game: endo has meaning in various subcultures. It’s a shortcut for “end over end” in mountain biking, but that usage gets thumbs down in the Urban Dictionary, where the preference is for THC-heavy leaves from a dried plant. I think the above in-you-endos must be the more profane variety, however. It’s reduplicative in another sense, and indeed you can find instances of “sexual endo endo” out there.
And another variant: into window. This would be a new part of the picture, I guess.
Well, frist I see sexual into window avatars OUT of the area all the time. [...] That bear i[t]em was made first as a sexual into window was it not?
http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/site-fe … 61847_106/
Last edited by David Bird (2012-12-29 14:07:50)