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24th May '18 3:02:50 PM AgProv
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics by Creator/AAPessimal do this. A lot. Characters from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimlands Howondaland]] use ''voetsaak!'', among other things, when grievously provoked. [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Zlobenians]] use ''Govno!'' almost for punctuation. [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Quirmians]] resort to ''Merde alors!'' when feeling a need. And so it goes... the author appears to take a delightfully scatalogical glee in getting round FanFic.net's restriction on profanity by putting most of it ''in foreign''.

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics by Creator/AAPessimal do this. A lot. Characters from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimlands Howondaland]] use ''voetsaak!'', ''[[PrecisionFStrike voetsaak]]!'', among other things, when grievously provoked. [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Zlobenians]] use ''Govno!'' almost for punctuation. [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Quirmians]] resort to ''Merde alors!'' when feeling a need. And so it goes... the author appears to take a delightfully scatalogical glee in getting round FanFic.net's restriction on profanity by putting most of it ''in foreign''.
24th May '18 3:02:06 PM AgProv
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics by A.A. Pessimal do this. A lot. Characters from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimlands Howondaland]] use ''voetsaak!'', among other things, when grievously provoked. [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Zlobenians]] use ''Govno!'' almost for punctuation. [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Quirmians]] resort to ''Merde alors!'' when feeling a need. And so it goes... the author appears to take a delightfully scatalogical glee in getting round FanFic.net's restriction on profanity by putting most of it ''in foreign''.

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics by A.A. Pessimal Creator/AAPessimal do this. A lot. Characters from [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimlands Howondaland]] use ''voetsaak!'', among other things, when grievously provoked. [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Zlobenians]] use ''Govno!'' almost for punctuation. [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} Quirmians]] resort to ''Merde alors!'' when feeling a need. And so it goes... the author appears to take a delightfully scatalogical glee in getting round FanFic.net's restriction on profanity by putting most of it ''in foreign''.
13th May '18 11:49:38 AM Kotomikun
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* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'': One of All Might's first lines of GratuitousEnglish is "shit." Strangely, he's also fond of dramatically shouting [[GoshDangItToHeck "oh my goodness."]]
11th May '18 5:46:48 AM KittyMarie92
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* In the first ''NationalTreasure'' movie, Diane Kruger plays a character of Saxony German origin (a nod to the actress' own nationality). When she is kidnapped by the heroes after they steal the Declaration of Independence, we get this exchange:
-->'''Ben (Nicolas Cage):''' We did everything we could to keep [the Declaration] safe.\\
'''Abigail (Diane Kruger):''' ''Verdammt!''[[note]]Subtitles often change this to "That's dumb!"[[/note]] Give me that!\\
'''Ben:''' You know something? You're shouting again.\\
'''Riley (Justin Bartha):''' Pretty sure she was swearing, too.\\
'''Ben:''' Well, we probably deserved ''that.''
6th May '18 9:43:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''TopGear'' is fond of letting non-English speakers express themselves. The best example was probably the ''Top Gear'' vs. ''D-Motor'' challenge, where the Germans were cursing with great passion. English subtitles were provided that made them sound like an English granny in a very mild snit.

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* ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGearUK'' is fond of letting non-English speakers express themselves. The best example was probably the ''Top Gear'' vs. ''D-Motor'' challenge, where the Germans were cursing with great passion. English subtitles were provided that made them sound like an English granny in a very mild snit.
5th May '18 10:28:44 AM captainspycrab
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** Koichi's [[FightingSpirit Stand]] Echoes [=ACT3=] has a few English swears in its repertoire as well.
-->Okay mastah! [[MakesSenseInContext Let's kill da ho!]] [[MemeticMutation BEEEEEETCH!]]
18th Apr '18 8:43:20 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/SardHarker'', set in South America, includes characters saying some pretty hair-raising things in Spanish, which remain untranslated even when the rest of the conversation is rendered in English.
21st Feb '18 11:18:01 PM jtierney50
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16th Feb '18 2:35:06 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/DontSayGoodbyeFarewell'' has a couple instances of Finnish swears from Eleya's friend Captain Jarkko Mäkinen.
-->'''Eleya:''' Keep [the Orions] off me, Jarkko!\\
'''Jarkko:''' ''(over radio)'' Don't tell me how to do my job, El! You focus on that ''helvetin huora''[[note]]roughly "fucking whore", referring to an Orion dreadnought[[/note]], let me deal with the little ''vitut''[[note]][[CountryMatters "cunts"]], referring to Orion corvettes[[/note]]!
** And later, after Jarkko gets a medal:
-->'''Jarkko:''' ''Tämä on perseestä''[[note]]Lit. "it comes from the ass", fig. "this sucks"[[/note]], isnít this typical. I get two medals because Iím too dumb to dodge properly, and ''you'' save the day and get reassigned to someplace behind Godís back.
29th Jan '18 7:30:33 PM KillerClowns
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* The various [[TriadsAndTongs Triad]] characters in ''VideoGame/SleepingDogs'' are [[SirSwearsALot quite fond]] of "puk gai". The subtitles translate this as "asshole", which is not a literal translation but gets the intent across.
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