What is Innuendo?

Innuendo is a figure of speech in which meaning is conveyed by a hint.

In English law, innuendo means that the words or gestures complained of, although not defmatory in their ordinary or natural meaning, are, in certain circumstances, capable of an alternative construction which amounts to a libel or slander.

This is Innuendo!

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frogdropping 7 years ago

Darkside - thanks for that! I was having a slump here (it's bloody hot) and that kicked me awake.

Not only great pictures but I just love the marketing - clever.

Innuendo. The word itself seems ... smutty :)

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cindyvine 7 years ago from Cape Town

I think innuendo is usually used in the context of language, one would say the pictures are suggestive rather than innuendo. Interesting hub.

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waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

Yes lots of shapes...hey wait a minute they look like...!

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Lifebydesign 7 years ago from Australia

What a clever collection of imagination. Great work!

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Hawkesdream 7 years ago from Cornwall

Great stuff, Where did you find all the, hahum, inuendo's.

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write away 7 years ago from Maryland

Nice research. You must have really dug around to get those.

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darkside 7 years ago from Australia Author

Suggestive imagery... hidden meaning... subliminal message... it's all the same. They say that sex sells so maybe they're using that first and foremost to grab the attention of buyers and the real product is what is being conveyed by the hint.

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Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

yea...but does it work ? ok maybe im going out on a limb here but does it inspire one to buy that product ?or just make them horny and think hell I cant afford it ,might as well just go see if the wifes still awake ( or hubby) also, and I just remembered this ,I love Burger King right ,but tired of their skanky adverts I quit buying them ,so can maybe can have opposite effect.( or guys spend more $$).......

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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

Excellent description for inuendo...outside the box ; )

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Chris Eddy111 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

There's no doubt what each pic is about. Interesting.

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MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

lol...this is a really cool hub! I love art, and the innuendo just adds so much to it:) Great job!

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LizaCarlson 7 years ago from Lincoln City, Oregon

love this! the one of the woman's figure in the plant branches is gorgeous- great image

looks like you had fun gathering the peices, cheers!

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darkside 6 years ago from Australia Author

Added the Magnum ad.

Janetta 6 years ago

oh, that's great! I love "everything looks different if you read Playboy" yes, I have to agree. Or hubs about innuendos... :)

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