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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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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* 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.
**
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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* 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!
7th Apr '16 2:34:36 PM GlassRain
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* Noted in [[http://fulltimeink.com/archives/8051 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/PhilLikesTacos'', with Phil calling ''Film/KickAss'' as "Kick A-Butt" and another employee calling ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' as "Inglourious Bees."
30th Mar '16 8:00:35 PM rabidwolfe
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* ''ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire'' - Luke promised his Momma he wouldn't swear. He just says things that sound ''kinda'' like usual swears, like "Sweet Christmas" and "Holy Spit!". He's been known to curse on rare occasion.

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* ''ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire'' - Luke promised his Momma he wouldn't swear. He just says things that sound ''kinda'' like usual swears, like "Sweet Christmas" and "Holy Spit!". He's been known This was averted in his later incarnations (''SWEET F**KING CHRISTMAS!''), but then was Taken UpToEleven in his most recent Heroes for Hire series (where wife Jessica Jones has him control his language after the baby starts cussing in imitation), and this carries over to curse on rare occasion.his missions with Iron Fist.
-->Cage: ''This guy is a bad Knick-Knack-Paddy-Whack''
-->Iron Fist: ''A bad what?''
22nd Mar '16 8:02:39 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'': Everyone speaks like this. It makes for good comedy when you have {{Badass}} Bad Cop going "Darn, darn, darn, darny-darn!" when the heroes escape. [[spoiler: It's justified in that the entire story is being thought up by a young boy, who probably isn't old enough to know any real swears]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'': Everyone speaks like this. It makes for good comedy when you have {{Badass}} Creator/LiamNeeson as Bad Cop going "Darn, darn, darn, darny-darn!" when the heroes escape. [[spoiler: It's justified in that the entire story is being thought up by a young boy, who probably isn't old enough to know any real swears]].
2nd Mar '16 8:01:20 AM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* Similar to Bayonetta, [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake's]] dialogue was cut back for his appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'' - [[Franchise/MetalGear Solid Snake's]] dialogue was cut back for his appearance in the game but it still wasn't all child-friendly.



* In ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Marvel Superheroes]]'', one sidequest involves [[ShoutOut some snakes on the helicarrier.]] The agent who gives it to you says that Director Fury wants the snakes off this ''goshdarn'' helicarrier. He then says, "[[NarrativeProfanityFilter I'm paraphrasing]]".

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* In Lampshaded in ''[[VideoGame/LegoAdaptationGame Lego Marvel Superheroes]]'', Superheroes]]'': one sidequest involves [[ShoutOut some snakes on the helicarrier.]] The agent who gives it to you says that Director Fury wants the snakes off this ''goshdarn'' helicarrier. He then says, "[[NarrativeProfanityFilter I'm paraphrasing]]".
25th Feb '16 8:32:15 AM Chabal2
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** In Belgian French, "Nom de Dieu" (for God's sake) often becomes "nomdedjeu," "nomdidju", and other variants. ''Comicbook/GastonLagaffe'''s Prunelle is notorious for it. "Nom d'un chien" ("name of a dog") is another old-fashioned form.

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** In Belgian French, "Nom de Dieu" (for God's sake) often becomes "nomdedjeu," "nomdidju", and other variants. ''Comicbook/GastonLagaffe'''s Prunelle is notorious for it.it("Rogntudjuuuuuuu!!!"). "Nom d'un chien" ("name of a dog") is another old-fashioned form.


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** 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.
7th Feb '16 3:10:00 PM nombretomado
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* Prior to the advent of FOX's animated cartoons particularly, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' swearing in cartoons was very rare. For instance, during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, whenever a character expressed disgust or contempt for someone or a given situation, they would utter something nonsensical, such as "Rackin-frackin' rickin'-rackin' ... " and so forth.

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* Prior to the advent of FOX's animated cartoons particularly, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' swearing in cartoons was very rare. For instance, during TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, whenever a character expressed disgust or contempt for someone or a given situation, they would utter something nonsensical, such as "Rackin-frackin' rickin'-rackin' ... " and so forth.
6th Feb '16 12:56:38 PM ryanruff13
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* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'': When Jason turns around and realizes what Gorignak is, "Oh Darn." His mild language is probably due to years of having to tone it down for the TV show in the first place.

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* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'': When Jason turns around and realizes what Gorignak is, "Oh Darn.darn." His mild language is probably due to years of having to tone it down for the TV show in the first place.



** It's subverted in a few scenes, like when Biff chases Marty through Hill Valley in [[Film/BackToTheFuture Part 1]]:

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** It's subverted averted in a few scenes, like when Biff chases Marty through Hill Valley in [[Film/BackToTheFuture Part 1]]:



* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' the Blue Rajah uses cutlery-related speech, which thereby extends to swearing like "What the fork?" It is [[RuleOfFunny done for laughs]]: he also uses [[SubvertedTrope genuine curses]] more than any other character in the movie. For example, at one point he quite audibly mutters "Oh, shit." Plus cases of distinctly British cursing, like "bugger all." That could be a case of DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch because the Blue Rajah is very british (You just have to know your history.)

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* In ''Film/MysteryMen'' the Blue Rajah uses cutlery-related speech, which thereby extends to swearing like "What the fork?" It is [[RuleOfFunny done for laughs]]: he also uses [[SubvertedTrope genuine curses]] more than any other character in the movie. For example, at one point he quite audibly mutters "Oh, shit." Plus cases of distinctly British cursing, like "bugger all." That could be a case of DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch because the Blue Rajah is very british British (You just have to know your history.)



** In-show, feck is treated like "fuck" would be in the real world. When Ted goes on a picnic he meets an angry couple whose spot he has taken. Their tirade is along the lines of 'fup you, you fupping baxtard. This is our fupping spot'. When Ted looks at the couple in bafflement the man points to a sign at the edge of the picnic area saying 'No swearing'. Since the word feck was displayed on a billboard and complained about, there was an inquiry into the word and it was officially deemed not to be a swearword in early December 2008.
** LampshadeHanging when Mrs Doyle is shocked by a book she's reading: "'Feck this!' and 'Feck that!' 'You big hairy arse!' Feirce stuff. And the F-word, Father, the ''bad'' F-word. Worse than feck. You know the one I mean. F you, F your wife. I'll stick this F-ing pitchfork up your hole."

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** In-show, feck "feck" is treated like "fuck" would be in the real world. When Ted goes on a picnic he meets an angry couple whose spot he has taken. Their tirade is along the lines of 'fup you, you fupping baxtard. This is our fupping spot'. When Ted looks at the couple in bafflement the man points to a sign at the edge of the picnic area saying 'No swearing'. Since the word feck was displayed on a billboard and complained about, there was an inquiry into the word and it was officially deemed not to be a swearword in early December 2008.
** LampshadeHanging when Mrs Doyle is shocked by a book she's reading: "'Feck this!' and 'Feck that!' 'You big hairy arse!' Feirce Fierce stuff. And the F-word, Father, the ''bad'' F-word. Worse than feck. You know the one I mean. F you, F your wife. I'll stick this F-ing pitchfork up your hole."



** Linkara of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''. Subverted in that he ''does'' curse, he just doesn't use the "more colorful four letter words" to prove that he doesn't need them to be funny. You can hear him curse a few times in Behind The Scenes videos. This is saying something compared to nearly all of his colleagues.

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** Linkara of ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall''. Subverted Downplayed in that he ''does'' curse, he just doesn't use the "more colorful four letter words" to prove that he doesn't need them to be funny. You can hear him curse a few times in Behind The Scenes videos. This is saying something compared to nearly all of his colleagues.



** The words "damn" and "hell" are treated as fairly shocking. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny When the show debuted, "damn" and "hell" ''were'' shocking in a cartoon, at least in America, as was the word "butt".]] The trope has been fading in the series's more recent episodes, most likely to keep in line with other adult cartoons, such as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Definitely long since subverted. Words like "bastard", "pissed", and "bitch" have been used occasionally for well over a decade in the show now. Probably because of the show's ever growing immunity to [[ExecutiveMeddling tampering]]; at this point, the creators can do whatever they like in the show and get away with it.
** An early episode has Bart reprimanded for saying 'Hell' in the context of a Sunday School lesson.

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** The words "damn" and "hell" are treated as fairly shocking. [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny When the show debuted, "damn" and "hell" ''were'' shocking in a cartoon, at least in America, as was the word "butt".]] The trope has been fading in the series's more recent episodes, most likely to keep in line with other adult cartoons, such as ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Definitely long since subverted.averted. Words like "bastard", "pissed", and "bitch" have been used occasionally for well over a decade in the show now. Probably because of the show's ever growing immunity to [[ExecutiveMeddling tampering]]; at this point, the creators can do whatever they like in the show and get away with it.
** An early episode has Bart reprimanded for saying 'Hell' "Hell" in the context of a Sunday School lesson.
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