The Oxford English Dictionary defines Innuendo as follows: • noun (pl. innuendoes or innuendos) an allusive or oblique remark, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.
To truly grasp the scope of innuendo within the arts one must examine the pinnacle of the double entendre. I give you Xena. Xena: The Warrior Princess was a show that lasted far too long and was a source material for many a pre-pubecent boy to enjoy daily. Let's examine a few lines taken directly from the show.
"So how about it? I scratch your back, you stab mine."-- Callisto
"No Cherries were harmed during the production of this motion picture."-- "Comedy of Eros"
"Where'd you get that sword?"
"Oh, actually they say I take after my father in that respect."
"The sword on the table."
"Oh, that sword." -- Xena and Rafe in "King Con"
"If I have to go the rest of my life without companionship, knowing myself won't be a problem."-- Gabrielle in
"My child, you seem a little troubled."
"Troubled is a polite word for what I am."-- Leah and Gabrielle in "WarriorÃ¢ï¿½Â¦PriestessÃ¢ï¿½Â¦Tramp"
"Let's say the winner gets me-- and a body part from each of the losers."
"What do you mean?"
"A body part. Minimum bet is a hand...You got the jewels for this one?"-- Xena and Ming Tzu in "The Debt II"
"I'm here, Gabrielle."
"It hurts inside."
"Everything's changed-everything."-- Gabrielle and Xena in "The Deliverer"
"Look! Cherries! I love cherries."
"Did I mention I'm a widow?" -- Gabrielle and Draco in "A Comedy of Eros"
"It's gonna smell like fish for days."-- Xena
"I like to be creative in a fight, it gets my juices going."
"Can we cook with your juices?"-- Xena
"I have *many* skills. -- Xena
Nothing is soft as water. Yet, who can withstand the raging flood? -- Lao Ma
Joxer: Wait. Did I smell something?
Aphrodite: Lay off of me, turkey!
Joxer: No. Oh, it's fish!
Aphrodite: I'm new to this mortal hygiene thing!
Joxer: Just check out my shoe size! Ha-ha!
Xena: [to the slaves girls in Gurkhan's harem] All right, girls... We're going on a cruise. Anyone care to come?
Xena: I wish, um...
Xena: That I had read your scrolls just once.
Gabrielle: You would have liked them.
Xena: I know.
Joxer: "My sword is always ready to pleasure you, my lady."