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5th Jul '16 6:08:03 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* At one point in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', Manny starts calling Greg "pootie" out of the blue. Thinking it is a "little kid bad word", Greg asks their mother about it, though she is clueless and does nothing about it -- freeing Manny to use the word wherever and whenever he wants. Later, while the family is in church, Greg uses the name on Manny to get him to stop bugging him, and Manny becomes hysterical -- only then does the word become obscene in their mother's eyes.

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* At one point in ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', Manny starts calling Greg "pootie" "ploopie" out of the blue. Thinking it is a "little kid bad word", Greg asks their mother about it, though she is clueless and does nothing about it -- freeing Manny to use the word wherever and whenever he wants. Later, while the family is in church, Greg uses the name on Manny to get him to stop bugging him, and Manny becomes hysterical -- only then does the word become obscene in their mother's eyes.
30th Jun '16 6:28:11 PM Monolaf317
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[[caption-width-right:350: "Face it, Mackenzie! When you're not allowed to say the '[[StuffyOldSongsAboutTheButtocks A]]' word, the '[[WitchWithACapitalB B]]" word, the '[[CountryMatters C]]' word, the '[[GoshDangItToHeck D]]' word, the 'E' word, and the '[[PrecisionFStrike F]]' word, you have nothing to say."]]



* In the TabletopGame/BattleTech universe, the Clans consider all words that are connected to birth or pregnancy extremely obscene, and to call someone a ''Freebirth'' (a human who has been conceived and born the natural way and not grown from the Clan's artificial "Iron Wombs") is among the worst of insults.
** Technically, this is the second worst possible insult. "Truebirth bastard" is the worst, because it invokes both the out-of-wedlock status of trueborns (created by the Clans' eugenics program) and their privileged status within the Clans as a whole.

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* In the TabletopGame/BattleTech universe, the Clans consider all words that are connected to birth or pregnancy extremely obscene, and to call someone a ''Freebirth'' (a human who has been conceived and born the natural way and not grown from the Clan's artificial "Iron Wombs") is among the worst of insults.
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insults. Technically, this is the second worst possible insult. "Truebirth bastard" is the worst, because it invokes both the out-of-wedlock status of trueborns (created by the Clans' eugenics program) and their privileged status within the Clans as a whole.
2nd Jun '16 3:43:09 PM Monolaf317
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** Which makes one question, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint what kind of car has a horn that sounds like a curse word?

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** Which makes one question, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint what kind of car has a horn that sounds like a curse word?word?]]
13th May '16 10:46:13 PM Doug86
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* Harry Harrison's ''BillTheGalacticHero'' introduced 'bowb' as a made-up all-purpose swear word to substitute for the rich variety of vulgarities in use by soldiers (in order to keep the book from being censored):

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* Harry Harrison's ''BillTheGalacticHero'' ''Literature/BillTheGalacticHero'' introduced 'bowb' as a made-up all-purpose swear word to substitute for the rich variety of vulgarities in use by soldiers (in order to keep the book from being censored):
30th Apr '16 3:28:48 PM inuyasharules31
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** "Snugglebunnies" was also briefly the original name for this trope, until it was renamed because it was too obscure to use.
20th Feb '16 1:55:32 AM Doug86
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* In the ninth ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' book, the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] set up a front organization called the Dapsen Lumber Company. [[TokenNonHuman Ax]] is amused by that, since apparently "dapsen" isn't a very polite word on other planets.

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* In the ninth ''{{Literature/Animorphs}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' book, the [[PuppeteerParasite Yeerks]] set up a front organization called the Dapsen Lumber Company. [[TokenNonHuman Ax]] is amused by that, since apparently "dapsen" isn't a very polite word on other planets.



* In the ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' novel ''Lord Brocktree'', one young squirrel is constantly being {{Dope Slap}}ped before he can open what we're told is a filthy pottymouth. When we ''do'' get to hear him swear, it falls under this trope.

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* In the ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' novel ''Lord Brocktree'', one young squirrel is constantly being {{Dope Slap}}ped before he can open what we're told is a filthy pottymouth. When we ''do'' get to hear him swear, it falls under this trope.



* ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' had one episode in which a great controversy erupted over the word "smoo".

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* ''{{Series/Dinosaurs}}'' ''[Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' had one episode in which a great controversy erupted over the word "smoo".



* ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' had a man on trial for public obscenities, all of them bizarre.

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* ''ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' had a man on trial for public obscenities, all of them bizarre.
15th Jan '16 7:39:06 PM nombretomado
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** Alluded to with "cagal" in Harrison's ''The StainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted''.

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** Alluded to with "cagal" in Harrison's ''The StainlessSteelRat ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat Gets Drafted''.
10th Jan '16 4:07:16 PM phoenix
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** According to Holly, [[TheBeautifulGame Tottenham Hotspur]] counts as a euphemism for shit.

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** According to Holly, [[TheBeautifulGame [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Tottenham Hotspur]] counts as a euphemism for shit.
2nd Jan '16 10:32:27 AM nombretomado
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* A SomethingAwful LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' stars a hero with the pseudonym "Nike von [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]]"; when questioned, the hero explains that he chose nonsense words that most people would think sounded dirty. Douglas Adams came up with the name Slartibartfast by working backwards from a string of obscenities ([[spoiler:Phartiphukborlz]]) to come up with a name that sounded very rude but could be read over the air for the original The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy radio series]].

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* A SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' stars a hero with the pseudonym "Nike von [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Slartibartfast]]"; when questioned, the hero explains that he chose nonsense words that most people would think sounded dirty. Douglas Adams came up with the name Slartibartfast by working backwards from a string of obscenities ([[spoiler:Phartiphukborlz]]) to come up with a name that sounded very rude but could be read over the air for the original The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy radio series]].
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