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21st Nov '16 7:06:41 PM PaulA
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* In the Creator/PoulAnderson / Creator/GordonDickson Hoka story "Undiplomatic Immunity", "Garrasht!" is a swear word in Worbenite. This later enables the hero to unmask a surgically-altered Worbenite spy.
13th Nov '16 6:48:42 AM CaptainTedium
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Bonkers}}'' episode "Imagine That" begins with Bonkers D. Bobcat freaking out over sidewalk graffiti of a tree, a mailbox, and a book. When Lucky Piquel asks what the big deal is and is given the SoapPunishment for saying what the graffiti depicts out loud, Bonkers explains to Lucky that the group of images has an obscene meaning to toons and whispers it to Lucky. We do not hear Bonker's clarification, but Lucky does apologize for his ignorance of saying a toon swear.
27th Oct '16 3:29:34 PM AgProv
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* In his satire of the attitudes of MoralGuardians, ''The Filth Amendment'', Creator/WillieRushton mentions discovering an obscure novel from the 1920's in which the censor has seen fit to render ''an entire sentence'' in asterisks. Rushton pondered what the censor had seen fit to obscure for quite some time, coming up with more baroque possibilities, then realised this was making a mockery of the whole point of censorship. Finally he speculated that '''*** ** *** *** *** ***''' was a crossword clue - ''Something utterly filthy in 1929 (7,2,8,3,10)''.

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* In his satire of the attitudes of MoralGuardians, ''The Filth Amendment'', Creator/WillieRushton mentions discovering an obscure novel from the 1920's in which the censor has seen fit to render ''an entire sentence'' in asterisks. Rushton pondered what the censor had seen fit to obscure for quite some time, coming up with more baroque possibilities, then realised this was making a mockery of the whole point of censorship. Finally he speculated that '''*** '''******* ** ******** *** *** *** ***''' **********''' was a crossword clue - ''Something utterly filthy in 1929 (7,2,8,3,10)''.
27th Oct '16 3:28:02 PM AgProv
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* In his satire of the attitudes of MoralGuardians, ''The Filth Amendment'', Creator/WilleRushton mentions discovering an obscure novel from the 1920's in which the censor has seen fit to render ''an entire sentence'' in asterisks. Rushton pondered what the censor had seen fit to obscure for quite some time, coming up with more baroque possibilities, then realised this was making a mockery of the whole point of censorship. Finally he speculated that '''*** ** *** *** *** ***''' was a crossword clue - ''Something utterly filthy in 1929 (7,2,8,3,10)''.

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* In his satire of the attitudes of MoralGuardians, ''The Filth Amendment'', Creator/WilleRushton Creator/WillieRushton mentions discovering an obscure novel from the 1920's in which the censor has seen fit to render ''an entire sentence'' in asterisks. Rushton pondered what the censor had seen fit to obscure for quite some time, coming up with more baroque possibilities, then realised this was making a mockery of the whole point of censorship. Finally he speculated that '''*** ** *** *** *** ***''' was a crossword clue - ''Something utterly filthy in 1929 (7,2,8,3,10)''.
27th Oct '16 3:27:33 PM AgProv
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* In his satire of the attitudes of MoralGuardians, ''The Filth Amendment'', Creator/WilleRushton mentions discovering an obscure novel from the 1920's in which the censor has seen fit to render ''an entire sentence'' in asterisks. Rushton pondered what the censor had seen fit to obscure for quite some time, coming up with more baroque possibilities, then realised this was making a mockery of the whole point of censorship. Finally he speculated that '''******* ** ***** ********* *** ***********''' was a crossword clue - ''Something utterly filthy in 1929 (7,2,8,3,10)''.
5th Oct '16 3:40:59 PM Cakeman
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RoliePolieOlie'' Zowie learns not to use bad words like "dingly dangly doodles."

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RoliePolieOlie'' Zowie learns not to use bad words like "dingly dangly doodles."" Billy's father ends up teaching it to Binky.
3rd Oct '16 4:49:11 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' has an episode where Bridget and Kerry start talking in a secret language they thought up as kids. Cate gets annoyed at them talking in code...
--> '''Cate:''' What do you say to that? "Wamma-damma-ding-dong?"
--> ''The girls gasp.''
--> '''Kerry:''' Mom! You just called Bridget a slut.
* Parodied in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' where Lily gets furious with Ted for calling her an unrevealed swear word on his old answering machine. As Ted is narrating the story to his kids, the word is censored as "grinch" - but it prompts an angry phonecall from his mother and a SpitTake from his super-religious cousin after her children start to repeat it. Fans agree that the real word probably had something to do with CountryMatters.
22nd Sep '16 5:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* In ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' episode "War of the Words", two kids overhear Eugene call Connie a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/maladroit "maladroit"]], which they don't understand, but like the word anyway. They proceed to call various people "millijoit" before they get in trouble. The episode ends with AnAesop about speaking respectfully, regardless of what words are used.

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* In ''AdventuresInOdyssey'' ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'' episode "War of the Words", two kids overhear Eugene call Connie a [[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/maladroit "maladroit"]], which they don't understand, but like the word anyway. They proceed to call various people "millijoit" before they get in trouble. The episode ends with AnAesop about speaking respectfully, regardless of what words are used.
15th Sep '16 12:15:17 AM PaulA
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* In ''EndersGame'' a group of playground bullies repeatedly insult Ender by calling him "Third," a reference to his status as the third child in his family. The society they live in only allows two children per family, and Ender's parents were only able to have him with special permission from the government; the other kids look down on him as a lesser person for it.

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* In ''EndersGame'' ''Literature/EndersGame'' a group of playground bullies repeatedly insult Ender by calling him "Third," a reference to his status as the third child in his family. The society they live in only allows two children per family, and Ender's parents were only able to have him with special permission from the government; the other kids look down on him as a lesser person for it.
4th Sep '16 8:11:00 PM tealmage
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* The humorously-named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_buffalo_incident Water buffalo incident]] at the University of Pennsylvania, in which a Jewish student shouted "Shut up, you water buffalo!"[[note]]which comes from "Behema", used by Jews to refer to a loud, rowdy person, and is incidentally the root of the word "Behemoth"[[/note]] to a mostly-black crowd of sorority sisters. [[RealityEnsues What ensued was not pretty.]]

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* The humorously-named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_buffalo_incident Water buffalo incident]] at the University of Pennsylvania, in which a Jewish student shouted "Shut up, you water buffalo!"[[note]]which comes from "Behema", used by Jews to refer to a Hebrew word that is Israeli slang for a loud, rowdy person, and is incidentally the root of the word "Behemoth"[[/note]] to a mostly-black crowd of sorority sisters. [[RealityEnsues What ensued was not pretty.]]
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