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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".
13th Mar '17 11:56:10 AM intastiel
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* In the ''[[Literature/AncillaryJustice Imperial Radch]]'' series, Seivarden -- who spent a millennium as a HumanPopsicle -- uses "[[OhMyGods Varden]]'s suppurating cuticles" in a moment of duress, gets a laugh for using language [[LampshadeHanging straight out of a historical drama]], and is quite scandalized to think that such appalling language would be used lightly in theatre.

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* In the ''[[Literature/AncillaryJustice Imperial Radch]]'' series, Seivarden -- who spent a millennium as a HumanPopsicle and has some very antiquated mannerisms -- uses "[[OhMyGods Varden]]'s suppurating cuticles" in a moment of duress, stress, gets a laugh for using language [[LampshadeHanging straight out of a historical drama]], and is quite scandalized to think hear that such appalling language would be is used lightly in modern-day theatre.
9th Mar '17 10:13:16 PM intastiel
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* In the ''[[Literature/AncillaryJustice Imperial Radch]]'' series, Seivarden -- who spent a millennium as a HumanPopsicle -- uses "[[OhMyGods Varden]]'s suppurating cuticles" in a moment of duress, gets a laugh for using language [[LampshadeHanging straight out of a historical drama]], and is quite scandalized to think that such appalling language would be used lightly in theatre.
6th Mar '17 7:07:32 PM nombretomado
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* The original (stage) version of ''Room Service'' is about the production of a play called ''Godspeed'', and a RunningGag has every character's departure from the stage marked with "Godspeed!" But under the Hays Office, the word "God" could not be used except in a context of religious reverence; so for the 1938 MarxBrothers film version, the title (and the joke) was changed to ''Hail and Farewell''. Another character who routinely proclaims "God damn it" when he's frustrated says "Jumping butterballs" in the movie.

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* The original (stage) version of ''Room Service'' is about the production of a play called ''Godspeed'', and a RunningGag has every character's departure from the stage marked with "Godspeed!" But under the Hays Office, the word "God" could not be used except in a context of religious reverence; so for the 1938 MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers film version, the title (and the joke) was changed to ''Hail and Farewell''. Another character who routinely proclaims "God damn it" when he's frustrated says "Jumping butterballs" in the movie.
20th Feb '17 12:53:09 AM bt8257
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In [[YeGoodeOldeDays the old days]], people [[NostalgiaFilter didn't swear like kids today swear]]. Or [[HollywoodHistory so we are led to believe]], as elders caught in a rage will scream or mutter curses that can [[AntiquatedLinguistics best be described as antiquated]].

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In [[YeGoodeOldeDays the old days]], people [[NostalgiaFilter didn't swear like kids today swear]].do today]]. Or [[HollywoodHistory so we are led to believe]], as elders caught in a rage will scream or mutter curses that can [[AntiquatedLinguistics best be described as antiquated]].
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