A character says something innocuous, but can easily be misconstrued as something really dirty.

metaphor of baseball and dating-1

maybe one day I turn around and realize I'm cookies, and then if I want someone to eat me...

Xander: Okay, no shirts with ruffles, no hats with feathers, and definitely no lederhosen. Willow: Why are you suddenly so worried about looking like an idiot?

If the attack or threat of attack is gone it is pure speculation.'To seek out and to kill political opponents on the grounds that you say that they have oppressed your countrymen or people of your religion is still murder.

Disputes have to be settled by lawful means, not retaliation.'Killing to make a political point, or to frighten the public to put pressure on the Government, or as an expression of anger, is murder and remains murder whether the Government in question is a good one, a bad one, or a dreadful one.'Equally there is no defence of moral justification for killing just as there is no defence of religious justification.

For example, if a character says something that unintentionally includes Ho Yay in it, then that character often gets Mistaken for Gay as a result.

A related phenomenon is this sequence: Verbal Backspace may be employed to select a more appropriate phrase.

Related to It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time in a non-innuedo way, where an idea sounded good in your head but turns out to be terrible out loud. Willow: But here, the energy, the collective intelligence, it's like this force, this penetrating force, and I can just feel my mind opening up — you know?

— and letting this place thrust into and spurt knowledge into...

So be prepared to turn away from them.'Mr Whittam told the jury: 'There are limits to the concept of self-defence.