innuendo

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innuendo

1. Law (in pleading) a word introducing an explanatory phrase, usually in parenthesis
2. Law in an action for defamation
a. an explanation of the construction put upon words alleged to be defamatory where the defamatory meaning is not apparent
b. the words thus explained
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While the fashion channel defaulted on guidelines, there is a host of new commercials on television that are high on sexual innuendo. These adfilms may be in the clear as far as obscenity guidelines go, but the jury is out on whether they are clean enough for the small screen.
Liverpool Crown court heard that Joseph Cahill, 30,and Stephen Cookson, 32, had set upon 16- year old Peter Roberts and 14-year-oldAnthony Barrowcliffe after Cahill had made sexual innuendos about girls with them.
"I've no idea if they will react to sexual innuendo in the same way as British audiences do.
A spokesman for the network explained that the commercial had been rejected because of "overt sexual innuendo".
The descriptions informed them that the poems were full of ingenuity, teasing images, and sexual innuendo. In Bronzino's day the audience for these works would have included courtiers, secretaries to ecclesiasts, other poets, and statesmen-scholars.
Compiled by Waters himself, this collection of "filth music," as he calls it in the credits, gathers sick little numbers from the '50s and early '60s that drip with greasy sexual innuendo and sleazy rock-and-roll swagger.
The writers spoke to soldiers, who agreed off-colour jokes, sexual innuendo and pub banter were authentic.
The tribunal was told he sent text messages to the girl telling her he loved her - but others were loaded with sexual innuendo.
"The texts were full of sexual innuendo, inciting him to engage in sexual contact with you," the Daily Express quoted Judge Stephen Everett as saying.
The teacher, who cannot be named, claimed when she began working in the school a man used sexual innuendo in conversations with her.
In the role perfected on TV by Gorden Kaye, he leads the 16-strong cast in style as the plot unfolds, with loads of sexual innuendo in the struggle to hang onto the giant sausage containing the priceless portrait of The Fallen Madonna with Ze Big Boobies.
The BBC admitted the joke's sexual innuendo had backfired saying: 'It was intended to be a humorous remark and we are sorry if it caused any offence.' Gavin's agent Peter Underhill said Gavin would not be making a comment.