History Main / GoshDangItToHeck

26th Jun '16 2:55:15 PM DaibhidC
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** Kat is among those with the colorful language; amazingly, she's also the character to have used to strongest curse [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=329 to date]]. Even if it [[SoundEffectBleep bleebed out]].

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** Kat is among those with the colorful language; amazingly, she's also the character to have used to strongest curse [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=329 to date]]. Even if it [[SoundEffectBleep bleebed out]].bleeped out]].
** Englemore ''probably'' uses stronger language [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=1688 here]], but since it's all replaced by tamer substitutes by the time Parley tells it to Annie, the world may never know.
16th Jun '16 3:18:17 AM Snicka
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** Timon censors Pumbaa before he says the word "Fart." "Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!"

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** Timon censors Pumbaa before he says the word "Fart." "Pumbaa! [[BreakingTheFourthWall Not in front of the kids!"kids]]!"
9th Jun '16 10:36:45 PM jamespolk
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* In silent film ''Film/ThePatsy'', when Ma and Grace are badgering Pat, she busts out with "I don't give a whoopin' darn!". Her mother and sister are shocked.
9th Jun '16 11:55:25 AM merotoker
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** Even though the translated LightNovel series had some censorship, they avert this trope and throw "shit" around frequently.

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** Even though the translated LightNovel LightNovels series had some censorship, they avert this trope and throw "shit" around frequently.



* ''Comicbook/XMen'' ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, whose vocabulary likely includes a lot of words UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode would have looked askance at, has generally settled on "flaming" as a compromise. He once prepared to fight Sabretooth by announcing it was time to open a can of "kick-butt." Seeing as, in more modern times, "flaming" refers, often in a derogatory way, to being flamboyantly homosexual, the change makes it worse. Instead of being a potty-mouth, now Wolverine sounds like a homophobe.

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* ''Comicbook/XMen'' ''Comicbook/XMen'': ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}, whose vocabulary likely includes a lot of words UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode would have looked askance at, has generally settled on "flaming" as a compromise. He once prepared to fight Sabretooth by announcing it was time to open a can of "kick-butt." Seeing as, in more modern times, "flaming" refers, often in a derogatory way, to being flamboyantly homosexual, the change makes it worse. Instead of being a potty-mouth, now Wolverine sounds like a homophobe.



* Swearing in HaysCode Era films was a big no-no, so ''Film/RememberTheNight'' is filled with gems like "Hogwash" and "Fiddlesticks".

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* Swearing in HaysCode UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode Era films was a big no-no, so ''Film/RememberTheNight'' is filled with gems like "Hogwash" and "Fiddlesticks".



** The coach insists that his players cease all swearing to appease the anglels. One of said players notes that this eliminates most of the team's vocabulary.

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** The coach insists that his players cease all swearing to appease the anglels.angels. One of said players notes that this eliminates most of the team's vocabulary.



---> '''Willow:''' What the HelloKitty were those?

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---> '''Willow:''' What the HelloKitty Franchise/HelloKitty were those?



** In the promos for episode 2x14- "Payback", Neal is seen on a cell phone talking to his nemesis, Matthew Keller just after [[spoiler:Peter is kidnapped by Keller's associates.]]

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** In the promos for episode 2x14- "Payback", Neal is seen on a cell phone talking to his nemesis, Matthew Keller just after [[spoiler:Peter is kidnapped by Keller's associates.]]associates]].



** In contrast, Peter's character didn't even go that far in episode 3x11- "Checkmate", using the milder "Dammit, Neal!" when he finds out Neal [[spoiler:had known where the treasure from the Nazi sub was all along, and that secret had gotten Peter's wife Elizabeth kidnapped by Matthew Keller, who wanted the treasure for himself.]]

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** In contrast, Peter's character didn't even go that far in episode 3x11- "Checkmate", using the milder "Dammit, Neal!" when he finds out Neal [[spoiler:had known where the treasure from the Nazi sub was all along, and that secret had gotten Peter's wife Elizabeth kidnapped by Matthew Keller, who wanted the treasure for himself.]]himself]].



* Done in the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' remake series: they've substituted "Frak" for the [[TWordEuphemism f-word]]. Seeing as how it follows the story of a military vessel where humanity has been [[WorldHalfEmpty mostly wiped out]], every ''single'' character uses this word at least ten times an episode. Ironically, the ratio of "Fraks" to other cuss words are incredibly disproportionate. "Frak" was used in the original series as well, just not nearly so much.

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* Done in the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' remake series: they've substituted "Frak" for the [[TWordEuphemism f-word]]. Seeing as how it follows the story of a military vessel where humanity has been [[WorldHalfEmpty [[CrapsackWorld mostly wiped out]], every ''single'' character uses this word at least ten times an episode. Ironically, the ratio of "Fraks" to other cuss words are incredibly disproportionate. "Frak" was used in the original series as well, just not nearly so much.



* "Darn you, [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel!]] Darn you to Heck!"

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': "Darn you, [[Series/FamilyMatters Urkel!]] you Urkel! Darn you to Heck!"



* In ''Seinfeld'', Jerry discusses it during one of his stand-up monologues:

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* In ''Seinfeld'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry discusses it during one of his stand-up monologues:



* Wrestling/KurtAngle during his initial pro wrestling debut for the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation, during its "Attitude Era" no less, though it would later be averted in Wrestling/{{TNA}}.

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* Wrestling/KurtAngle during his initial pro wrestling debut for the Wrestling/WorldWrestlingFederation, [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Federation]], during its "Attitude Era" no less, though it would later be averted in Wrestling/{{TNA}}.



** It's averted in the GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' where Axel says "It's about time you gave me one hell of a show!"

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** It's averted in the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' where Axel says "It's about time you gave me one hell of a show!"



* From [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/fantatoon/FTChapter5.html cartoon singles]] by [[Webcomic/{{Nodwick}} Aaron Williams]] -- "Gates of Heck":

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* From [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/fantatoon/FTChapter5.html cartoon singles]] by [[Webcomic/{{Nodwick}} [[ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}} Aaron Williams]] -- "Gates of Heck":



* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' - Piffany, whose language is so comically mild that you know it's serious when ''she'' says "darn" or "crud".

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'' - Piffany, whose language is so comically mild that you know it's serious when ''she'' says "darn" or "crud".



* In {{Dragon Ball Z Abridged}} by {{Team Four Star}}, a last minute episode skit shows Vegeta sub a ton of words for an otherwise profusely bleeped out rant.

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* In {{Dragon Ball Z Abridged}} ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' by {{Team Four Star}}, Creator/TeamFourStar, a last minute episode skit shows Vegeta sub a ton of words for an otherwise profusely bleeped out rant.



* In [[http://notalwaysright.com/doesnt-quite-swear-by-that-dvd-player/44138 this]] submission to NotAlwaysRight, an irritated customer switches to saying "poo-poo caca" when he notices that [[NotInFrontOfTheKid there's a young child standing nearby]].

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* In [[http://notalwaysright.com/doesnt-quite-swear-by-that-dvd-player/44138 this]] submission to NotAlwaysRight, Website/NotAlwaysRight, an irritated customer switches to saying "poo-poo caca" when he notices that [[NotInFrontOfTheKid there's a young child standing nearby]].



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' featured this in a not-so family friendly way, in a brief parody of ''TheSmurfs'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' featured this in a not-so family friendly way, in a brief parody of ''TheSmurfs'':''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'':



* In a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode all about swearing, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's newly-discovered "Sentence Enhancer" is heard as a dolphin noise. It is probable that they are actually swearing and the sound that the audience hears is a SoundEffectBleep. Played with at the end, however, which implies that the apparent SoundEffectBleep ''is'' the swear in question. The exact same plot was used for an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''.

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode all about swearing, [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick's newly-discovered "Sentence Enhancer" is heard as a dolphin noise. It is probable that they are actually swearing and the sound that the audience hears is a SoundEffectBleep. Played with at the end, however, which implies that the apparent SoundEffectBleep ''is'' the swear in question. The exact same plot was used for an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Speed Demon" [[BigRedDevil Him]] [[TheBadGuyWins manages to take over in the girls absence]].
-->'''Him''': As you raced through time, the whole world went to HECK!

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
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In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' the episode "Speed Demon" [[BigRedDevil Him]] [[TheBadGuyWins manages to take over in the girls absence]].
-->'''Him''': --->'''Him''': As you raced through time, the whole world went to HECK!



* [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga's]] "criminy". She does use "crap" every now and then, though.

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* [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga's]] ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': Helga's "criminy". She does use "crap" every now and then, though.



* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Fowl Mouth ZigZags between this and TheBleep, using dad-blamed before going on the the fouler language that needs to be beeped out.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Fowl Mouth ZigZags zigzags between this and TheBleep, using dad-blamed before going on the the fouler language that needs to be beeped out.



** All Québecois swearing comes off as GoshDarnItToHeck or even BigStupidDoodooHead to French speakers, once they learn the words are deformed versions of ''church items'' (Christ, tabernacle, chalice etc.) and given how most French insults are scatological or sexual. A Canadian comedian made two versions of a song listing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQe-NPhJ1h0 French]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D92YAIL-BRw Québecois]] insults, the former is much more vulgar than the latter.

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** All Québecois swearing comes off as GoshDarnItToHeck this or even BigStupidDoodooHead to French speakers, once they learn the words are deformed versions of ''church items'' (Christ, tabernacle, chalice etc.) and given how most French insults are scatological or sexual. A Canadian comedian made two versions of a song listing [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQe-NPhJ1h0 French]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D92YAIL-BRw Québecois]] insults, the former is much more vulgar than the latter.
4th Jun '16 8:09:45 PM MeleKalikimaka
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** PlayedForLaughs in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter "Flutter Brutter"]]:
--->'''Fluttershy:''' I am just so...''peeved'' right now!
--->''[a passing pony covers a young foal's ears and glares at Fluttershy]''
--->'''Fluttershy:''' Oh, excuse my language!
25th May '16 12:54:53 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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*** Crisse de tabarnac de calisse! This is considered very obscene, for a more "Gosh Darn It To Heck" name, try "Crime de tabeurslak de caline!" It doesn't mean anything but it's still used.

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*** Crisse de tabarnac de calisse! This is considered very obscene, for a more "Gosh Darn It To Heck" name, try "Crime de tabeurslak de caline!" It doesn't mean anything but it's still used. There's also "cinq six boîtes de tomates vertes" for "sainte ciboire de tabarnak".
*** A rather hilarious one is "château de marde", which translates into "shit castle". I shit you not.
12th May '16 3:35:55 AM Stu_d_Apples
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***In American-English maybe but fuck is still going strong in the UK
25th Apr '16 12:21:28 PM StFan
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrSECcj5V7w This]] infomercial for the UK's Independent Television Commission about time-appropriate language on TV lampshades with gems like "these nasty handcuffs are really chafing you know!"



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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''

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* ''Franchise/SpiderMan''''Franchise/SpiderMan'':



* In ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}'', the titular character ''can't'' bring himself to curse even in the most dire of circumstances.

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* In ''Comicbook/{{Madman}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Madman}}'', the titular character ''can't'' bring himself to curse even in the most dire of circumstances.



-->Cage: ''This guy is a bad Knick-Knack-Paddy-Whack''
-->Iron Fist: ''A bad what?''

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-->Cage: ''This -->'''Cage:''' This guy is a bad Knick-Knack-Paddy-Whack''
-->Iron Fist: ''A
Knick-Knack-Paddy-Whack!\\
'''Iron Fist:''' A
bad what?''what?



* ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' - The Cap, being traditional American values on legs, never swears, though sometimes uses this trope.
--> [Captain America jumps onto an F-15 and smashes the cockpit. Understandably, the pilot expresses his surprise]
-->'''Pilot:''' Jesus!
--> '''Captain America:''' Keep flying, son. And watch that potty mouth!
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' -

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* ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'' - ''Comicbook/CaptainAmerica'': The Cap, being traditional American values on legs, never swears, though he sometimes uses this trope.
--> [Captain -->(''Captain America jumps onto an F-15 and smashes the cockpit. Understandably, cockpit; understandably, the pilot expresses his surprise]
-->'''Pilot:''' Jesus!
-->
surprise'')\\
'''Pilot:''' Jesus!\\
'''Captain America:''' Keep flying, son. And watch that potty mouth!
* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'' - ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'':



** As a sailor Captain Haddock's stream of abuse was, if not rude, then certainly inventive. His trademark phrases were "Billions of blue blistering barnacles!" and "Thousands of thundering typhoons!" When particularly angry, "billions of blue blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon!" was heard. When Herge originally designed the character, he wanted him to swear, well, like a sailor. However, the [[ExecutiveMeddling publishers wouldn't let him]], so he came up with a bunch of creative euphemisms instead. [[TropesAreNotBad It became one of the Captain's defining and most memorable character traits.]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' - In the early black and white issues, the characters' swearing was limited to heartfelt cries of "Dung!"
* ''Comicbook/RogueTrooper'' uses ''hell!'' as its curse of choice. This continued even after ''2000 AD'' started to use proper swearing. In some parts of the world (America specifically), it ''is'' still proper swearing (albeit very mild).

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** As a sailor Captain Haddock's stream of abuse was, is, if not rude, then certainly inventive. His trademark phrases were are "Billions of blue blistering barnacles!" and "Thousands of thundering typhoons!" When particularly angry, "billions of blue blistering barnacles in a thundering typhoon!" was is heard. When Herge Hergé originally designed the character, he wanted him to swear, well, like a sailor. However, the [[ExecutiveMeddling publishers wouldn't let him]], so he came up with a bunch of creative euphemisms instead. [[TropesAreNotBad It became one of the Captain's defining and most memorable character traits.]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Teenage ''ComicBook/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Mirage}}'' - Turtles|Mirage}}'': In the early black and white issues, the characters' swearing was limited to heartfelt cries of "Dung!"
* ''Comicbook/RogueTrooper'' ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper'' uses ''hell!'' as its curse of choice. This continued even after ''2000 AD'' started to use proper swearing. In some parts of the world (America specifically), it ''is'' still proper swearing (albeit very mild).



-->'''General Ross:''' Hulk! [[WhyWontYouDie Why won't you die already?!]]
-->'''Hulk:''' That's your job!
-->'''Ross:''' Not '''ding-dong''' likely, you crazy monster!

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-->'''General Ross:''' Hulk! [[WhyWontYouDie Why won't you die already?!]]
-->'''Hulk:'''
already?!]]\\
'''Hulk:'''
That's your job!
-->'''Ross:'''
job!\\
'''Ross:'''
Not '''ding-dong''' likely, you crazy monster!



* In Transformers comic ''ComicBook/MoreThanMeetsTheEye,'' 'damn' and 'hell' are now considered as passable curses. However 'frag' and 'scrap' are also thrown in for variety. Most notably though, there is the occasional use of the word 'frikking' - it translates to 'freaking' which is itself a potential replacement for 'fucking'. So far Whirl is the only one to have used it to imply that he is particularly foul-mouthed.

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* In Transformers comic ''ComicBook/MoreThanMeetsTheEye,'' 'damn' ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', "damn" and 'hell' "hell" are now considered as passable curses. However 'frag' "frag" and 'scrap' "scrap" are also thrown in for variety. Most notably though, there is the occasional use of the word 'frikking' - "frikking" -- it translates to 'freaking' "freaking" which is itself a potential replacement for 'fucking'."fucking". So far Whirl is the only one to have used it to imply that he is particularly foul-mouthed.









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* In the Literature/HarryPotter fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7476818/1/And_I_Swear And I Swear]], Ron casts a "Potty Mouth Reversal Spell" on himself to try and curb his swearing. It automatically translates everything he says into this trope (even when he's having sex with Hermione). He even says "Gosh darn it to heck!"
--> "You and your vagina are extremely slippery tonight. I hope you found my efforts satisfying."
--> "Mother loving cheese on a biscuit!"

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* In the Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7476818/1/And_I_Swear And I Swear]], Swear]]'', Ron casts a "Potty Mouth Reversal Spell" on himself to try and curb his swearing. It automatically translates everything he says into this trope (even when he's having sex with Hermione). He even says "Gosh darn it to heck!"
--> "You -->'''Ron:''' You and your vagina are extremely slippery tonight. I hope you found my efforts satisfying."
--> "Mother
\\\
'''Ron:''' Mother
loving cheese on a biscuit!"biscuit!



* From ''FanFic/MaimDeMaim'': both Mako and Satsuki clearly don't use as much profanity as their respective friends do.
** One notable exception for Mako is when she compared Ryuko's body to that of Satsuki over the phone.
** As for Satsuki, she is capable of using the big three, but only when rightfully deserved or prompt, such as when she thought [[spoiler:she accidentally ripped Ragyo's face off prior to the curbstomp or while Satsuki was being "purified".]] She even elaborated on the subject herself after Ryuko told her rival that she suffered the same fate. She later curses a few more times in Chapter 22 during her confrontation with The Staple Eyed Gentleman.
* EnterKenFinlayson features this such as using "Freak" as an expletive. It is justified given the K+ rating of the story.

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* From ''FanFic/MaimDeMaim'': both Both Mako and Satsuki clearly don't use as much profanity as their respective friends do.
**
do. One notable exception for Mako is when she compared Ryuko's body to that of Satsuki over the phone.
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phone. As for Satsuki, she is capable of using the big three, but only when rightfully deserved or prompt, such as when she thought [[spoiler:she accidentally ripped Ragyo's face off prior to the curbstomp or while Satsuki was being "purified".]] She even elaborated on the subject herself after Ryuko told her rival that she suffered the same fate. She later curses a few more times in Chapter 22 during her confrontation with The Staple Eyed Gentleman.
* EnterKenFinlayson ''Fanfic/EnterKenFinlayson'': features this such as using "Freak" as an expletive. It is justified given the K+ rating of the story.



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-->'''Mansley:''' You mean we're going to...
-->'''Rogard:''' To '''die''' Mansley! For our country!
-->'''Mansley:''' (finally snaps in fear) ''Screw our country! I wanna live...'' (tries to flee)

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-->'''Mansley:''' You mean we're going to...
-->'''Rogard:'''
to...\\
'''Rogard:'''
To '''die''' Mansley! For our country!
-->'''Mansley:''' (finally
country!\\
'''Mansley:''' (''finally
snaps in fear) ''Screw fear'') Screw our country! I wanna live...'' (tries live... (''tries to flee)flee'')



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* In ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''

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* In ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'':



--->''(Biff and his cronies look forwards, there is a manure truck in front of them)''
--->'''[[MassOhCrap Biff and Co.]]:''' '''''[[VisualPun SHIIIIIIIIIIT!]]'''''
--->''(Crashes into the truck and manure falls into the convertible)''
*** In the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie]] when Mad Dog Tannen winds up in a pile of manure the sheriff says "Get him out of that shit".
*** This iconic quote:
---> '''Doc:''' When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit.
*** Marty says "Holy ''shit!''" quite a few times throughout the trilogy.

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--->''(Biff --->(''Biff and his cronies look forwards, there is a manure truck in front of them)''
--->'''[[MassOhCrap
them'')\\
'''[[MassOhCrap
Biff and Co.]]:''' '''''[[VisualPun SHIIIIIIIIIIT!]]'''''
--->''(Crashes
SHIIIIIIIIIIT!]]'''''\\
(''crashes
into the truck and manure falls into the convertible)''
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convertible'')
**
In the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third movie]] when Mad Dog Tannen winds up in a pile of manure the sheriff says "Get him out of that shit".
*** ** This iconic quote:
---> '''Doc:''' --->'''Doc:''' When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit.
*** ** Marty says "Holy ''shit!''" quite a few times throughout the trilogy.



--->'''Billy:''' GO TO HELL!!!
--->'''Winnifred:''' I've been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely!

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--->'''Billy:''' GO TO HELL!!!
--->'''Winnifred:'''
HELL!!!\\
'''Winnifred:'''
I've been there, thank you. I found it quite lovely!



* ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield''

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* ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield''''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'':



-->'''Phil''': God damn it!\\
'''Alan''': Gosh darn it!\\
'''Phil''': Shit!\\
'''Alan''': Shoot!

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-->'''Phil''': -->'''Phil:''' God damn it!\\
'''Alan''': '''Alan:''' Gosh darn it!\\
'''Phil''': '''Phil:''' Shit!\\
'''Alan''': '''Alan:''' Shoot!



* In ''{{Film/Aliens}}'', when ordered not to use heavy weapons for fear of setting off a destructive chain reaction, one of the Marines shouts back at Ripley "Well, what are we expected to use, then; harsh language?"

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* In ''{{Film/Aliens}}'', ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', when ordered not to use heavy weapons for fear of setting off a destructive chain reaction, one of the Marines shouts back at Ripley "Well, what are we expected to use, then; harsh language?"



* ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Discworld Series]]''

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* ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Discworld Series]]''''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



** ''Discworld/TheTruth,'': Mr. Tulip's swear of choice was "----ing." Yes, with the hyphens. Other characters sometimes ask [[LampshadeHanging why he keeps saying "ing"]].
*** Mr. Tulip responds to a complaint about his constant profanity with "What? I don't ----ing swear!" at one point. One can only imagine that Pratchett's response is much the same.
*** One of the conspirators does manage to understand Mr. Tulip's censored swearing:
--->'''Mr. Tulip:''' It's not a ----ing harpsichord, it's a ----ing virginal! One ----ing string to a note instead of two! So called because it was an instrument for ----ing young ladies!
--->'''Chair:''' My word, was it? I thought it was just a sort of early piano!
--->'''Mr. Pin''': A device intended to be ''played'' by young ladies.
*** It's said that Mr. Tulip has a speech impediment that prevents him from saying much more than "----ing."
** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Shufti [[SweetPollyOliver gives herself away as a woman]] when she says "Sugar!" instead of a proper swear. Polly internally tsks her about it when she realizes, 'Sugar! She doesn't swear either.' Later on, when Polly says "damn" in the middle of a sentence, Tonker tells her "Er... not damn. Not with the skirt on, Ozz."
*** ''The Folklore of the Discworld'' claims that this is TruthInTelevision: real-life SweetPollyOliver soldiers allegedly found an unforeseen challenge when they realised they couldn't swear without flinching.

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** ''Discworld/TheTruth,'': Mr. Tulip's swear of choice was "----ing." Yes, with the hyphens. Other characters sometimes ask [[LampshadeHanging why he keeps saying "ing"]]. \n*** Mr. Tulip responds to a complaint about his constant profanity with "What? I don't ----ing swear!" at one point. One can only imagine that Pratchett's response is much the same. \n*** It's said that Mr. Tulip has a speech impediment that prevents him from saying much more than "----ing." One of the conspirators does manage to understand Mr. Tulip's censored swearing:
--->'''Mr. Tulip:''' It's not a ----ing harpsichord, it's a ----ing virginal! One ----ing string to a note instead of two! So called because it was an instrument for ----ing young ladies!
--->'''Chair:'''
ladies!\\
'''Chair:'''
My word, was it? I thought it was just a sort of early piano!
--->'''Mr.
piano!\\
'''Mr.
Pin''': A device intended to be ''played'' by young ladies.
*** It's said that Mr. Tulip has a speech impediment that prevents him from saying much more than "----ing."
** In ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', Shufti [[SweetPollyOliver gives herself away as a woman]] when she says "Sugar!" instead of a proper swear. Polly internally tsks her about it when she realizes, 'Sugar! "Sugar! She doesn't swear either.' " Later on, when Polly says "damn" in the middle of a sentence, Tonker tells her "Er... not damn. Not with the skirt on, Ozz."
***
" ''The Folklore of the Discworld'' claims that this is TruthInTelevision: real-life SweetPollyOliver soldiers allegedly found an unforeseen challenge when they realised realized they couldn't swear without flinching.



* Award-winning British young adults' novel ''Henry Tumour'' sprinkles profanities all over the place, including "fuck" - once in bold, very large print - with the teenage narrator explaining that this is just how teenagers talk, but that since there's one word he's not allowed to use in a kids' book he has to misspell it "cnut". So someone is insulting someone else by calling that person an Anglo-Saxon king?

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* Award-winning British young adults' novel ''Henry Tumour'' sprinkles profanities all over the place, including "fuck" - -- once in bold, very large print - -- with the teenage narrator explaining that this is just how teenagers talk, but that since there's one word he's not allowed to use in a kids' book he has to misspell it "cnut". So someone is insulting someone else by calling that person an Anglo-Saxon king?



* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''

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* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' - Harry Dresden finds this trope amusing, and once had the following exchange with a ChurchMilitant friend:

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' - ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry Dresden finds this trope amusing, and once had the following exchange with a ChurchMilitant friend:



* Creator/StephenKing

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* Creator/StephenKingCreator/StephenKing:



* ''{{Literature/Sharpe}}'': Subverted for laughs. In reference to a stuck-up lieutenant under Sharpe's command:
--> Wellesley: He claims that you struck him. That you insulted him. That you called him illegitimate.
--> Sharpe: I would never use language like that, sir. I may have called him a bastard, though...

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* ''{{Literature/Sharpe}}'': ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'': Subverted for laughs. In reference to a stuck-up lieutenant under Sharpe's command:
--> Wellesley: -->'''Wellesley:''' He claims that you struck him. That you insulted him. That you called him illegitimate.
--> Sharpe:
illegitimate.\\
'''Sharpe:'''
I would never use language like that, sir. I may have called him a bastard, though...



** FASA's other big game, ''TabletopGame/ShadowRun'' also had this in its novel line, though it also featured some made-up profanity to make up for it. Like Battletech, it now has much more adult language allowed in the novel line.

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** * FASA's other big game, ''TabletopGame/ShadowRun'' also had this in its novel line, though it also featured some made-up profanity to make up for it. Like Battletech, it now has much more adult language allowed in the novel line.



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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



* In a couple of episodes of ''[[Series/SquareOneTV Mathnet]]'', George uses a phrase like "gosh darn" and then apologizes for "swearing" or "cursing."
** Also done with the bailiff swearing in witnesses during George's trial for bank robbery:

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* In a couple of episodes of ''[[Series/SquareOneTV Mathnet]]'', George uses a phrase like "gosh darn" and then apologizes for "swearing" or "cursing."
**
" Also done with the bailiff swearing in witnesses during George's trial for bank robbery:



-->'''Tom Servo:''' It's Jean-Claude Van Damme!
-->'''Mike:''' Nah. He's more like Jean-Claude Gosh Darn.

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-->'''Tom Servo:''' It's Jean-Claude Van Damme!
-->'''Mike:'''
Damme!\\
'''Mike:'''
Nah. He's more like Jean-Claude Gosh Darn.



--->'''Willow:''' But why is she acting like such a [[CensorshipBySpelling bee eye tee see aitch?]]
--->'''Giles:''' Come on Willow, we're a bit old to be spelling things out.
--->'''Xander:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint A bitca?]]

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--->'''Willow:''' But why is she acting like such a [[CensorshipBySpelling bee eye tee see aitch?]]
--->'''Giles:'''
aitch?]]\\
'''Giles:'''
Come on Willow, we're a bit old to be spelling things out.
--->'''Xander:'''
out.\\
'''Xander:'''
[[ComicallyMissingThePoint A bitca?]]



--> '''Willow:''' "What the HelloKitty were those?"

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--> ---> '''Willow:''' "What What the HelloKitty were those?"those?



* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': In the promos for episode 2x14- "Payback", Neal is seen on a cell phone talking to his nemesis, Matthew Keller just after [[spoiler:Peter is kidnapped by Keller's associates.]]
-->'''Neal:''' Dammit, Keller! This isn't a game!

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* ''Series/WhiteCollar'': ''Series/WhiteCollar'':
**
In the promos for episode 2x14- "Payback", Neal is seen on a cell phone talking to his nemesis, Matthew Keller just after [[spoiler:Peter is kidnapped by Keller's associates.]]
-->'''Neal:''' --->'''Neal:''' Dammit, Keller! This isn't a game!



--->'''Sam''': Holy crab!
--->'''Spencer''': *gasps*
--->'''Sam''': *annoyed* I said "crab"!

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--->'''Sam''': --->'''Sam:''' Holy crab!
--->'''Spencer''': *gasps*
--->'''Sam''': *annoyed*
crab!\\
'''Spencer:''' *gasps*\\
'''Sam:''' (''annoyed'')
I said "crab"!



--->'''Freddie''': Oh, my go-
--->'''Mrs. Benson''': You better end that with '''gosh'''.
--->'''Freddie''': Dear gosh, please make her leave.
* Arguably played by Scott from ''Series/TeenWolf'' under the effects of wolfsbane.
-->'''Stiles''': Scott, are you okay?
-->'''Scott''': No. I'm so FAR FROM OKAY, right now!

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--->'''Freddie''': --->'''Freddie:''' Oh, my go-
--->'''Mrs. Benson''':
go--\\
'''Mrs. Benson:'''
You better end that with '''gosh'''.
--->'''Freddie''':
'''gosh'''.\\
'''Freddie:'''
Dear gosh, please make her leave.
* ''Series/TeenWolf'':
**
Arguably played by Scott from ''Series/TeenWolf'' from under the effects of wolfsbane.
-->'''Stiles''': --->'''Stiles:''' Scott, are you okay?
-->'''Scott''':
okay?\\
'''Scott:'''
No. I'm so FAR FROM OKAY, right now!



-->'''Stiles''': HOLY GOD, what the hell is that?

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-->'''Stiles''': --->'''Stiles:''' HOLY GOD, what the hell is that?



-->'''Scott''': Son of a bitch!
-->'''Stiles''': You're the one always bitching that nothing happens in this town.

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-->'''Scott''': --->'''Scott:''' Son of a bitch!
-->'''Stiles''':
bitch!\\
'''Stiles:'''
You're the one always bitching that nothing happens in this town.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''''Series/DoctorWho'':



* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' - The Middleman himself speaks like he stepped out of the 1950s. He refuses to swear on the basis that, according to him, "profanity cheapens the soul and weakens the mind." Wendy's surprise when he says that Voyager 2 is "coming in hotter than the devil's wedding tackle" is genuine.
* Characters in ''Series/FatherTed'' use the word "feck", which is not a euphemism but an actual, if pretty mild, Irish swear-word without an obvious widely used British equivalent. And in a couple of episodes a sorely-pressed character cuts loose with an actual f-bomb.

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* ''Series/TheMiddleman'' - ''Series/TheMiddleman'': The Middleman himself speaks like he stepped out of the 1950s. He refuses to swear on the basis that, according to him, "profanity cheapens the soul and weakens the mind." Wendy's surprise when he says that Voyager 2 is "coming in hotter than the devil's wedding tackle" is genuine.
* ''Series/FatherTed'':
**
Characters in ''Series/FatherTed'' use the word "feck", which is not a euphemism but an actual, if pretty mild, Irish swear-word without an obvious widely used British equivalent. And in a couple of episodes a sorely-pressed character cuts loose with an actual f-bomb.



* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':



-->'''Dean:''' OW! You bitch!\\

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-->'''Dean:''' --->'''Dean:''' OW! You bitch!\\



* ''Series/YesMinister'' - Nobody can make "Gosh" more convincing and sincere than Bernard Wooley (as played by Derek Fowlds). It's almost a CatchPhrase.

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* ''Series/YesMinister'' - ''Series/YesMinister'': Nobody can make "Gosh" more convincing and sincere than Bernard Wooley (as played by Derek Fowlds). It's almost a CatchPhrase.



-->'''Sandi Toksvig:''' Why do we need swearwords when you've got ''knockhole''?
-->--
-->'''Rich Hall:''' Cruithne is the earth's ''second'' moon? Then why aren't there any romantic songs with the word Cruithne in it?
-->'''Stephen Fry:''' Because it was discovered in Nineteen Ninety ''goddamn'' Four!

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-->'''Sandi Toksvig:''' Why do we need swearwords when you've got ''knockhole''?
-->--
-->'''Rich
''knockhole''?\\
[...]\\
'''Rich
Hall:''' Cruithne is the earth's ''second'' moon? Then why aren't there any romantic songs with the word Cruithne in it?
-->'''Stephen
it?\\
'''Stephen
Fry:''' Because it was discovered in Nineteen Ninety ''goddamn'' Four!



* Since testing the myth that swearing can increase your tolerance for pain, which involved the team doing a control experiment where they shouted out ordinary words while enduring pain, ''Series/MythBusters'' often plays with this, though they aren't shy of swearing (which gets censored in any case).
--> '''Adam Savage:''' Fudge! Babies. Baby hippo.

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* ''Series/MythBusters'':
**
Since testing the myth that swearing can increase your tolerance for pain, which involved involves the team doing a control experiment where they shouted shout out ordinary words while enduring pain, ''Series/MythBusters'' the show often plays with this, though they aren't shy of swearing (which gets censored in any case).
--> '''Adam --->'''Adam Savage:''' Fudge! Babies. Baby hippo.



* In ''Series/{{Porridge}}'', a UK sitcom set in a prison, the writers came up with the word 'Naff/Naffing' for the inmates to use as an expletive. It made front-page headlines when Princess Anne told a troublesome photographer to "Naff off!"
** ''Naff'' is apparently also a mild swear word in South Africa. It appears to predate Porridge. But the British Royal Family (including a juvenile Anne) used to regularly visit until [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra advised it might be better if they stayed away]]...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrSECcj5V7w This]] infomercial for the UK's Independent Television Commission about time-appropriate language on TV lampshades with gems like "these nasty handcuffs are really chafing you know!"

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* In ''Series/{{Porridge}}'', a UK sitcom set in a prison, the writers came up with the word 'Naff/Naffing' for the inmates to use as an expletive. It made front-page headlines when Princess Anne told a troublesome photographer to "Naff off!"
**
off!" ''Naff'' is apparently also a mild swear word in South Africa. It appears to predate Porridge. But the British Royal Family (including a juvenile Anne) used to regularly visit until [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra advised it might be better if they stayed away]]...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrSECcj5V7w This]] infomercial for the UK's Independent Television Commission about time-appropriate language on TV lampshades with gems like "these nasty handcuffs are really chafing you know!"
away]]...
18th Apr '16 11:03:42 AM jakobitis
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** Parodied in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. After Truckle the Uncivil is given a list of swearwords and their "civilized" counterparts, and being cut off every time he tries to use a word not on the list, he is finally reduced to shouting "Dang it all to heck!" "We've captured a [[CurseCutShort f...]]a lovemaking pipe!" Later in the book, when facing the BigBad, he spends a few minutes consulting the list, after which he pronounces the BigBad a "misbegotten wretch". Mister Saveloy, who wrote the list, is shocked.

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** Parodied in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. After Truckle the Uncivil is given a list of swearwords and their "civilized" counterparts, and being cut off every time he tries to use a word not on the list, he is finally reduced to shouting "Dang it all to heck!" "We've captured a [[CurseCutShort f...]]a lovemaking pipe!" Later in the book, when facing the BigBad, he spends a few minutes consulting the list, after which he pronounces the BigBad a "misbegotten wretch". Mister Saveloy, who wrote the list, is shocked. In something of a lampshade hanging, it's noted at one point that whilst Truckle isn't actually USING swear words, somehow the 'civilised' equivalents end up sounding equally crude.
11th Apr '16 9:44:46 AM howdotheyriseup
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* Swearing in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' is generally on the mild side - justified, as it's set in alternate universe Victorian-era Europe. "Darn" is probably the most-used 'swear word', as well as various science-related words used as expletives. Agatha's one outburst, after being hit on the foot with a hammer by one of her creations, is censored with various [[MadScientist mad science themed doodles]] and is helpfully 'translated' in a footnote.
--> '''Agatha:''' ''[in footnote]'' Ooh, what naughty little devices, to so turn upon your creator! Oh! Indeed, my foot is in such excrutiating pain! I shall construct a device that will give you ''such a whack'', see if I don't!
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