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21st Apr '18 9:00:14 AM LordOfTheSword
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* The WebVideo/GameGrumps are fond of calling people "clods" when upset.

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* The WebVideo/GameGrumps are fond of calling people "clods" when upset. Not that their old, but Arin heard it once and liked how it sounded, and now it's one of their go-to words. They even lampshade how odd it sounds nowadays.
15th Feb '18 3:35:20 AM shonengirl
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* The English language ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games are fond of using "dastard" as a stand-in for "bastard", as well as many, many other such expressions ranging from simply dated to really archaic; while not all of them are necessarily swears, they're not uncommonly used as insults. Like the ''God of War'' example, it's meant to reflect the less-than-modern setting - all Fire Emblem games take place in [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval fantasy worlds]], wherein [[MedievalStasis neither the language nor the technology seems to be capable of becoming any more modern no matter how much time passes]]. Thid often leads to the somewhat strange sight of people in their 20s and teenagers calling someone a "Craven cur!" or "Mooncalf".

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* The English language ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games are fond of using "dastard" as a stand-in for "bastard", as well as many, many other such expressions ranging from simply dated to really archaic; while not all of them are necessarily swears, they're not uncommonly used as insults. Like the ''God of War'' example, it's meant to reflect the less-than-modern setting - all Fire Emblem games take place in [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval fantasy worlds]], wherein [[MedievalStasis neither the language nor the technology seems to be capable of becoming any more modern no matter how much time passes]]. Thid This often leads to the somewhat strange sight of teenagers and people in their 20s and teenagers calling someone a "Craven cur!" or "Mooncalf".


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** Considering how North Korean Korean is apparently [[AntiquatedLinguistics a lot more dated]] than Southern Korean Korean, the use of such a word is rather understandable.
24th Jan '18 6:54:32 PM BradyLady
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* In an episode of MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Kimberly traveled back in time to the 1800's and met [[IdenticalGrandson the ancestors of the other Rangers.]] Usually Billy's [[ExpospeakGag vocabulary was incomprehensible]] to the other Rangers, but this time the situation was [[InvertedTrope inverted.]] When Billy's ancestor used the word "hornswoggle," Kimberly was the only one there who didn't know the word.
16th Jan '18 1:04:54 PM margdean56
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* The Literature/{{Sharpe}} series uses antiquated obscene language, but in ways that make it quite clear what the terms mean, and they're clearly 'not' euphemisms. When Sharpe says something "hurt like buggery," for example, he's comparing it to anal rape.

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* The Literature/{{Sharpe}} series uses antiquated obscene language, but in ways that make it quite clear what the terms mean, and they're clearly 'not' ''not'' euphemisms. When Sharpe says something "hurt like buggery," for example, he's comparing it to anal rape.
12th Dec '17 8:53:37 AM Gregzilla
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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor and ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules of ComicBook/TheAvengers funnily enough have a predilection for euphemistic Christian curses, the former using "Od's blood!" (originally a corruption of "God's blood!", but here apparently taken as a shortening of "Odin's blood!"), the latter "Zounds!" ("God's" or "His wounds!").

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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor and ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules of ComicBook/TheAvengers funnily enough have a predilection for euphemistic Christian curses, the former using "Od's blood!" (originally a corruption of "God's blood!", but here apparently taken as a shortening of "Odin's blood!"), the latter "Zounds!" ("God's" or "His wounds!").
12th Dec '17 8:53:25 AM Gregzilla
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* [[ComicBook/TheAvengers Thor and Hercules]] funnily enough have a predilection for euphemistic Christian curses, the former using "Od's blood!" (originally a corruption of "God's blood!", but here apparently taken as a shortening of "Odin's blood!"), the latter "Zounds!" ("God's" or "His wounds!").

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* [[ComicBook/TheAvengers ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor and Hercules]] ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules of ComicBook/TheAvengers funnily enough have a predilection for euphemistic Christian curses, the former using "Od's blood!" (originally a corruption of "God's blood!", but here apparently taken as a shortening of "Odin's blood!"), the latter "Zounds!" ("God's" or "His wounds!").
7th Dec '17 7:07:50 PM Lanes17B
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* Not a curse, but an insult is used by Sheldon Cooper in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Specifically, Sheldon once referred to another character as an "Indian giver." The insult being in reference to the original miss-understanding of of the lack by many Native American societies of the concept of "mine" and "yours." This insult [[ValuesDissonance was used more frequently in the past]] when referring to someone who would refuse to do or give anything as a favor unless they were given or had something done for them in return, and were also [[UngratefulBastard ungrateful when they were given, or had something done for them.]]
23rd Oct '17 2:21:11 PM Dattix
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* A "dotard" is an archaic term for a senile, old man which has largely fallen out of common parlance... at least until Kim Jong-un's response to U.S. President Donald Trump's fiery UN General Assembly speech in 2017 made use of a phrase most commonly translated as this word, leading to a large number of people searching on Google to figure out what it meant.
4th Oct '17 12:36:37 PM ironballs16
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* The WebVideo/GameGrumps are fond of calling people "clods" when upset.
9th Jul '17 12:18:51 AM shonengirl
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* The English language ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games are fond of using "dastard" as a stand-in for "bastard". Like the ''God of War'' example, it's meant to reflect the less-than-modern setting - all Fire Emblem games take place in [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval fantasy worlds]], wherein [[MedievalStasis neither the language nor the technology seems to be capable of becoming any more modern no matter how much time passes]].

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* The English language ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games are fond of using "dastard" as a stand-in for "bastard"."bastard", as well as many, many other such expressions ranging from simply dated to really archaic; while not all of them are necessarily swears, they're not uncommonly used as insults. Like the ''God of War'' example, it's meant to reflect the less-than-modern setting - all Fire Emblem games take place in [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy medieval fantasy worlds]], wherein [[MedievalStasis neither the language nor the technology seems to be capable of becoming any more modern no matter how much time passes]]. Thid often leads to the somewhat strange sight of people in their 20s and teenagers calling someone a "Craven cur!" or "Mooncalf".
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