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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]].
21st Nov '15 8:26:29 AM nombretomado
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* SystemOfADown's not particularly subtly named "Vicinity of Obscenity" uses object and visual imagery to suggest sexual and scatological themes without saying anything even remotely dirty in a literal way.

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* SystemOfADown's Music/SystemOfADown's not particularly subtly named "Vicinity of Obscenity" uses object and visual imagery to suggest sexual and scatological themes without saying anything even remotely dirty in a literal way.



* In a brief arc in ''BloomCounty'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1986/07/10/ moral guardians were cracking down on the strip for the use of "inappropriate language"]], citing frequent uses of "the four-letter H-word, the four-letter D-word, and the fourteen-letter S-word". After heavy speculation as to what this latter word is, one of the characters announcing this can only think of "Snugglebunnies?" In the next strip, the two remark on how somehow saying "Snugglebunnies" is bad enough to get the strip cut. [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1986/07/11 Their response]]: "We have one thing to say to that. Snugglebunnies! Snugglebunnies! Snu-" and the strip gets cut mid-word. Interestingly, later in the strip's run, the word started showing up frequently.

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* In a brief arc in ''BloomCounty'', ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1986/07/10/ moral guardians were cracking down on the strip for the use of "inappropriate language"]], citing frequent uses of "the four-letter H-word, the four-letter D-word, and the fourteen-letter S-word". After heavy speculation as to what this latter word is, one of the characters announcing this can only think of "Snugglebunnies?" In the next strip, the two remark on how somehow saying "Snugglebunnies" is bad enough to get the strip cut. [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1986/07/11 Their response]]: "We have one thing to say to that. Snugglebunnies! Snugglebunnies! Snu-" and the strip gets cut mid-word. Interestingly, later in the strip's run, the word started showing up frequently.
28th Aug '15 4:17:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Aquapunk}}'', "cet" is the Sennan catch-all profanity and expletive.
* A ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip showed Microsoft using the Precog-system from ''MinorityReport'' to [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/7/22/ predict words that are ABOUT to become profanity]]. The word that gets pulled down is 'Ham Doctor'.
* One ''UglyHill'' strip reveals that the word "wink" is used as a [[FantasticRacism racial slur against one eyed monsters]] in the strip's universe.

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* In ''{{Aquapunk}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Aquapunk}}'', "cet" is the Sennan catch-all profanity and expletive.
* A ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' strip showed Microsoft using the Precog-system from ''MinorityReport'' ''Film/MinorityReport'' to [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/7/22/ predict words that are ABOUT to become profanity]]. The word that gets pulled down is 'Ham Doctor'.
* One ''UglyHill'' ''Webcomic/UglyHill'' strip reveals that the word "wink" is used as a [[FantasticRacism racial slur against one eyed monsters]] in the strip's universe.
24th Aug '15 1:27:10 AM jormis29
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* In the ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' novel ''Lord Brocktree'', one young squirrel is constantly being DopeSlapped 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}}'' novel ''Lord Brocktree'', one young squirrel is constantly being DopeSlapped {{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.
24th Aug '15 12:36:14 AM Chabal2
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* In the ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' novel ''Lord Brocktree'', one young squirrel is constantly being DopeSlapped 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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