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Double entendres mostly have at least two meanings. can you quote a few double entendre examples?

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Asked by Social Worker, 11 Dec '09 10:42 pm
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Yes Double Entendres do have two meanings - the real meaning and another which is usually based on sexual innuendo. Such remarks are funny because the people who say them are quite innocent of the double meaning until people start laughing afterwards. As a consequence I can\'t think of an example which isn\'t rude. There was the female News Reader on TV who, the day after there was supposed to have been a heavy snow fall, turned to the Weatherman and said \"So Bob, where\'s that eight inches you promised me last night?\"
Answered by Janis, 11 Dec '09 11:50 pm

 
  
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In the thriller The Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Hannibal Lecter states he is \"having an old friend for dinner\" the statement innocently reads as him having invited the friend to share an evening meal, but awareness of the character\'s cannibalism suggests that he intends to eat the friend as the meal. Title of the short story, \"The Most Dangerous Game\", by Richard Connell, in which the title can refer both to a \"game\" that is most dangerous to play, and the \"game\" that is most dangerous to hunt. In some double entendres, the second meaning may require replacing an \"innocent\" word by a completely dissimilar \"risqu\" one, this \"key\" being suggested only by the context, or by the altered sentence being known to the audience. An example of replacing innocent word by dissimilar in the following bar joke : \"A woman walked into a bar and asked the bartender for a Double E ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 12 Dec '09 01:10 pm

 
  
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The title of the song \"Big Ball\'s in Cowtown\", a song by Hoyle Nix, and its more modern inspired cousin \"Big Balls\", by the Australian rock band AC/DC, playing on the two meanings of \"balls\": social dance events and testicles. \"If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me\" by The Bellamy Brothers, which is based on an old Groucho Marx quote, where the person being talked to is asked, by one interpretation if they would be offended, and by the other, if they would press their body against the person doing the talking. The title of the Blink-182 album \"Take Off Your Pants and Jacket\" is a double entendre relying on different interpretations of the final word, which could also be understood as \"jack it\", a dysphemism for masturbation. The title of the song \"If U Seek Amy\" by Britney Spears, a double entendre that relies on it sounding like \"F- ...more
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 11 Dec '09 10:46 pm

 
  
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I suggest - http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/d/double_entendre.asp
Answered by Praveen Kapur, 12 Dec '09 01:37 am

 
  
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Thats what she said... ;-) one of the most common comebacks and best example of double entendra
Answered by Ashok Maurya, 11 Dec '09 11:55 pm

 
  
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