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Dagnabbit. [Jul. 31st, 2010|12:46 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I shattered the giraffe.

This is not a euphemism.
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[User Picture]From: ckd
2010-07-31 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. I wish it were an euphemism, because then it would at least have a chance of describing something enjoyable....
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From: swan_tower
2010-07-31 09:05 pm (UTC)
I dunno -- what my brain thinks "giraffe" should stand for really ought not to be shattered . . . .
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2010-07-31 09:11 pm (UTC)
Well, along that same track of thinking, I could see the opposite. Considering that the giraffes are mostly associated with a particular housemammal, and "shattered" can be a figurative state as opposed to a literal one, there could be a scenario in which particularly exuberant behaviours lead to that. In a good way.

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From: swan_tower
2010-07-31 09:12 pm (UTC)
For me, it falls into the category of "metaphors that sound painful."

See also, why romance sex scenes often make me either cringe or howl with laughter.
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