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15th Aug '16 5:01:11 PM evknucklehead
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* Yet another in-universe example comes from ''Film/Apollo13'', where, after receiving a reminder from MissionControl to avoid locking the gyroscope's gimbals, Jim tells Fred that he's "...well aware of the Goddamn gimbals!", which Fred relays to Houston with a simple "Roger that, Houston." Subverted because the lunar module's [[IsThisThingStillOn comm system was set to Voice Activated mode]], so Houston heard the original version too.
5th Aug '16 1:49:26 AM PaulA
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* Vlad Taltos from ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'', UnreliableNarrator extraordinaire and TropeNamer for FirstPersonSmartass, occasionally falls into this. Given [[SophisticatedAsHell his vocabulary the rest of the time]], it tends to be for ExpospeakGag-style humor, such as when he says in ''Iorich'' (after Norathar tries to get rid of him with some BlatantLies) that he gave her "a brief dissertation on fertilizer." That's Vlad-speak for, "Bullshit."

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* Vlad Taltos from ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'', UnreliableNarrator extraordinaire and TropeNamer for FirstPersonSmartass, occasionally falls into this. Given [[SophisticatedAsHell his vocabulary the rest of the time]], it tends to be for ExpospeakGag-style humor, such as when he says in ''Iorich'' ''Literature/{{Iorich}}'' (after Norathar tries to get rid of him with some BlatantLies) that he gave her "a brief dissertation on fertilizer." That's Vlad-speak for, "Bullshit."
24th Jul '16 10:57:16 PM Eddy1215
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** Yet another strip involves the tail end of a HorribleCampingTrip, when the non-stop downpour finally ends just as Calvin's family is about to pack up and go home.

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** Yet another strip involves the tail end of a HorribleCampingTrip, when the non-stop downpour finally ends [[GaveUpTooSoon just as Calvin's family is about to pack up and go home.home]].
24th Jul '16 9:41:53 PM dasuberkaiser
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* {{WebVideo/Britanick}}: Played with in the episode "Fudge", where it starts with "fudge"/That's not what I really said, and advances to NarrativeProfanityFilters for "Chickenfaggot", anti-semitic thoughts, and covering Nick with mustard.
* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Fey (an ancient Sidhe) and Carmilla (descendant of [[CosmicHorror Great Old Ones]]) have cursed in languages which have been dead for millennia.
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' seems to like this trope a lot. They will also happily use profanity from any 'verse other than our own.
* An ancient bit of hacker-lore quite predating the web is the poem "The Song of Hakawatha" (a pastiche of H.W. Longfellows "Song of ''Hiawatha''", one stanza of which reads
-->This occasioned some frustration
-->Caused the noble Hakawatha
-->To commit profane expletives
-->Caused him to cry out "Debug her"
-->(Or, I ''think'' that's what he shouted).
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* {{WebVideo/Britanick}}: Played with in the episode "Fudge", where it starts with "fudge"/That's not what I really said, and advances to NarrativeProfanityFilters for "Chickenfaggot", anti-semitic thoughts, and covering Nick with mustard.
* In the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Fey (an ancient Sidhe) and Carmilla (descendant of [[CosmicHorror Great Old Ones]]) have cursed in languages which have been dead for millennia.
* ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'' seems to like this trope a lot. They will also happily use profanity from any 'verse other than our own.
* An ancient bit of hacker-lore quite predating the web is the poem "The Song of Hakawatha" (a pastiche of H.W. Longfellows "Song of ''Hiawatha''", one stanza of which reads
-->This occasioned some frustration
-->Caused the noble Hakawatha
-->To commit profane expletives
-->Caused him to cry out "Debug her"
-->(Or, I ''think'' that's what he shouted).
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9th Jul '16 10:53:48 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' book ''Challenge of the Hordika'', Sidorak curses in an ancient language that was "old when Metru Nui was new". In ''Legacy of Evil'', Reidak lets out "string of curses that could have seared the scales off a stone serpent", after one of his teammates flipped him over like a coin, into the sea. in ''Time Trap'', Vakama mutters something that "would have gotten him tossed out of a Ga-Metru school". And wise old Turaga Nuju is known to have at times used his special bird language for such purposes, which his aide was always hesitant to translate, although the others around him could still guess what he was saying.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' book ''Challenge of the Hordika'', Sidorak curses in an ancient language that was "old when Metru Nui was new". In ''Legacy of Evil'', Reidak lets out "string of curses that could have seared the scales off a stone serpent", after one of his teammates flipped him over like a coin, into the sea. in ''Time Trap'', Vakama mutters something that "would have gotten him tossed out of a Ga-Metru school". And wise old Turaga Nuju is known to have at times used his special bird language for such purposes, which his aide was always hesitant to translate, although the others around him could still guess what he was saying.
30th Jun '16 11:47:14 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' replaced what are implied to be swears with white words written in black boxes.
-->'''Eglamore''': That guy is a '''silly''' sack of '''doo-doo'''. Showing up after all these years like nothing's happened? '''Boy'''! If it were up to me, I'd '''hurt him a lot'''.
12th Jun '16 11:51:51 AM Oecchi
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* Often used on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', most notably in "How Lily Stole Christmas", in which "Grinch" is used to substitute for [[CountryMatters a much stronger word]].
** Although there is one point where she takes all the Christmas decorations, leading Ted to say "What a Grinch!", which the voiceover informing the kids that "That time, [he] actually ''did'' say Grinch."

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* Often used on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', since the show's FramingDevice is that Ted is telling these stories to his kids.
** This is used
most notably in "How Lily Stole Christmas", in which "Grinch" is used to substitute for [[CountryMatters a much stronger word]].
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word]]. Although there is one point where she takes all the Christmas decorations, leading Ted to say "What a Grinch!", which the voiceover informing the kids that "That time, [he] actually ''did'' say Grinch."
11th Jun '16 5:18:47 AM nighttrainfm
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** At another point, Ax says "a word he must have picked up from humans".
24th May '16 6:49:51 PM TitaniumDragon
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** After that point, he gains the ability to swear at will for unclear reasons.
14th Apr '16 1:27:20 PM lady_peaseblossom
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--> Our conversation was brief, but memorable. My contribution consisted of this-- [''silent, gape-mouthed look of panic'']-- while hers consisted of a short, pungent phrase indicating that she had confused me with Oedipus.

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--> Our conversation was brief, but memorable. My contribution consisted of this-- [''silent, [''[[OhCrap silent, gape-mouthed look of panic'']-- panic]]'']-- while hers consisted of a short, pungent phrase indicating that she had confused me with Oedipus.
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