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Lines That Were Not Meant to Be Double Entendres at the Time

I was watching one of the Christmas episodes of the old "Dick Van Dyke" show today, and there's a scene (see clip) where Rob and Laura are playing street corner Santas. Rob comments that Laura isn't doing well because she doesn't "ho-ho-ho" enough. Here's the next line: [quote]Rob: I don't believe I've seen you do one "ho" all day. So in the intervening 50 years or so, the meanings of both "do" and "ho" have changed, so that this sentence has an alternative meaning that is miles away from what the author intended. Any other examples? Obviously, a very common one would be any use of the word "gay" before the mid-'70s. Also the term "making love" meant something far milder before the sexual revolution.

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