History Main / TheSwearJar

10th Feb '17 3:55:45 PM StFan
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* In one episode of ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' DaChief reveals that he has one of these when the squad needs to come up with a large sum of money to buy into a high-stakes poker game. They count the money and realize they're a few dollars short. Angie says "Shit!" in frustration and then they have enough.
** Tanner and Hoffman later exploit this by swearing up a storm to raise more money. Where it magically comes from before they put it in the jar is, of course, not explained -- nor the matter of how Hoffman (a '''dog''') swears.
* In the ''MurdochMysteries'' episode "Bloody Hell", the fussy chief clerk of the central records office informs Brakenreid (who is working there during his TenMinuteRetirement) that "cussing is five cents". When Brakenreid sees the extent of the job he's employed to do and mutters the episode title, he's informed that he now owes ten cents; one per word. [[spoiler: Exactly the same thing happens with former Chief Constable Davies at the end.]]

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* In one episode of ''Series/AngieTribeca,'' DaChief reveals that he has one of these when the squad needs to come up with a large sum of money to buy into a high-stakes poker game. They count the money and realize they're a few dollars short. Angie says "Shit!" in frustration and then they have enough.
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enough. Tanner and Hoffman later exploit this by swearing up a storm to raise more money. Where it magically comes from before they put it in the jar is, of course, not explained -- nor the matter of how Hoffman (a '''dog''') swears.
* In the ''MurdochMysteries'' ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Bloody Hell", the fussy chief clerk of the central records office informs Brakenreid (who is working there during his TenMinuteRetirement) that "cussing is five cents". When Brakenreid sees the extent of the job he's employed to do and mutters the episode title, he's informed that he now owes ten cents; one per word. [[spoiler: Exactly the same thing happens with former Chief Constable Davies at the end.]]
10th Feb '17 3:54:41 PM StFan
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* In ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', Patty, a kindergarten teacher, maintains one for her gaming group Patty's Perps.
** Extreme cases have to go sit in the corner.



* In ''Comicbook/ScarletSpider'' #12, Kaine's KidSidekick[=/=]MoralityPet Aracely insists that he owes the swear jar two dollars. Quite loudly.

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* In ''Comicbook/ScarletSpider'' ''ComicBook/ScarletSpider'' #12, Kaine's KidSidekick[=/=]MoralityPet Aracely insists that he owes the swear jar two dollars. Quite loudly.



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* In ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'', Patty, a kindergarten teacher, maintains one for her gaming group Patty's Perps. Extreme cases have to go sit in the corner.
* ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' has this, with Darryl having to put money into the Swearing Jar numerous times. He eventually comments that he has more money in the swear jar than he has in his retirement fund.
* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', due to an excess of SymbolSwearing, Sgt. Snorkel finds himself contributing.
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Crankshaft}}'' arc had Ed instate a coffee can for the kids on his bus to fill with pennies when they used bad words. The first one was full by the end of the week.
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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Jack is repeatedly taunted by the existence of a swear jar that not only has she [[SirSwearsALot filled up many times]] but as further encouragement it is used to buy meals for Brick who makes a deliberate point of purchasing things Jack enjoys...before eating it in front of her.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, Jack is repeatedly taunted by the existence of a swear jar that not only has she [[SirSwearsALot filled up many times]] but as further encouragement it is used to buy meals for Brick who makes a deliberate point of purchasing things Jack enjoys...before eating it in front of her.



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* A non-swearing example: in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Emma Watson had a {{Corpsing}} jar on set because she kept laughing and ruining takes.

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* A non-swearing example: in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Emma Watson had a {{Corpsing}} jar on set because she kept laughing and ruining takes.
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* Film/KickAss2 : Mindy (Hit Girl) has one. It's pretty full.
** Later she has ''two''.

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* Film/KickAss2 : %%* ''Film/KickAss2'': Mindy (Hit Girl) has one. It's pretty full.
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* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', the Innovative Universal Dynamics group has a "Dead Scientist Jar" that people put money in every time they wish aloud that they had a famous historical scientist helping them. At the end of every month they buy booze with it.
-->'''Norman:''' That was $20 he put in? He must've been wishing for a Nobel Prize winner. Those guys are expensive.
** This being the Salvation War, having such people around eventually will be possible. Of course, Norman notes that even then they'll start out knowing less than the scientists they already have.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/BabyBlues'' has this, with Darryl having to put money into the Swearing Jar numerous times. He eventually comments that he has more money in the swear jar than he has in his retirement fund.
* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', due to an excess of SymbolSwearing, Sgt. Snorkel finds himself contributing.
* A ''ComicStrip/{{Crankshaft}}'' arc had Ed instate a coffee can for the kids on his bus to fill with pennies when they used bad words. The first one was full by the end of the week.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 3}}'', after Joker learns that Jack has been prohibited from swearing around her students, he asks if she's instituted a swear jar and speculates that they could use it to buy a whole new cruiser. Jack replies with a PrecisionFStrike (after telling her students to cover their ears first).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Mass Effect 3}}'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', after Joker learns that Jack has been prohibited from swearing around her students, he asks if she's instituted a swear jar and speculates that they could use it to buy a whole new cruiser. Jack replies with a PrecisionFStrike (after telling her students to cover their ears first).



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* ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has a variation on this: Any time one of the researchers looking for a gateway to Heaven wishes aloud for [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] / [[UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman Feynman]]/insert-Nobel-Prize-winner-here to magically appear and help them solve a particular problem, they cough up a couple of bucks. Last Friday of the month, everyone goes out drinking with the cash.
* In the Christmas episode of Weebl's ''CatFace'' cartoon, Cat Face gives [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Mr. So-Called Gordon Ramsey]] a swear jar for Christmas. By Christmas morning it's already full.
* WebVideo/TheFanFictionCritic has a swear jar named 'The Cube of Profanity'. In one review of a fan fiction ([[KingdomHearts If I]] [[HoYay Was]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Your Nazi]]), another fan fic reviewer posted a video response putting tons of money in the jar (well, not really obviously, but still).
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': The ''Film/DemolitionMan'' example was parodied by the Spoony One when he reviewed the video game based on that movie. His robot, Burton, was programmed to issue a fine every time he swore. By the end of the review he was so infuriated by the game (and had so many fines) that he throttled and beheaded the robot. The reason for the swearing fines is because Spoony ([[{{Kayfabe}} supposedly]]) got a sponsorship deal with Taco Bell and they want his show to be all-ages appropriate. [[PardonMyKlingon He tries to get around it by using curses from sci-fi shows]]. At the end of the review, all the Taco Bell food has given him [[PottyEmergency indigestion]], seemingly setting up a parody of the ''Demolition Man'' scene...[[BaitAndSwitch except that Spoony chooses the game's instruction manual over the pile of fines]].
* Seen quite a bit on ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'', where anyone who breaks the show's tenuous PG-13 rating has to put a dollar in the swear jar for each profane instance, the net result of which usually goes towards buying food for the cast and guests. Poink often has to pony up a five or so.
* On the ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}} Radio'' podcast, reference is occasionally made to this, as every now and then co-host Blade Braxton resolves to clean up his language ([[SnapBack it never lasts]]).
* During the ''Isle of Rangoon'' episode "As the Wheels Turn", Starchibald makes a Communist joke, only for Sunny Jim to tell him he owes money to the Communist joke jar.
** In the "Don't Touch" episode, Starchibald tells Sunny Jim to put a quarter in the dirty joke jar... even though he didn't say anything, Starchibald ''knew'' he was thinking it.
* While playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} decided to donate $100 to charity every time he swears. He ends up owing $3,800.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has a variation on this: Any time one of the researchers looking for a gateway to Heaven wishes aloud for [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] / [[UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman Feynman]]/insert-Nobel-Prize-winner-here to magically appear and help them solve a particular problem, they cough up a couple of bucks. Last Friday of the month, everyone goes out drinking with the cash.
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* In the Christmas episode of Weebl's ''CatFace'' ''WebAnimation/CatFace'' cartoon, Cat Face gives [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Mr. So-Called Gordon Ramsey]] a swear jar for Christmas. By Christmas morning it's already full.
* WebVideo/TheFanFictionCritic has a swear jar named 'The Cube of Profanity'. In one review of a fan fiction ([[KingdomHearts If I]] [[HoYay Was]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Your Nazi]]), another fan fic reviewer posted a video response putting tons of money in the jar (well, not really obviously, but still).
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': The ''Film/DemolitionMan'' example was parodied by the Spoony One when he reviewed the video game based on that movie. His robot, Burton, was programmed to issue a fine every time he swore. By the end of the review he was so infuriated by the game (and had so many fines) that he throttled and beheaded the robot. The reason for the swearing fines is because Spoony ([[{{Kayfabe}} supposedly]]) got a sponsorship deal with Taco Bell and they want his show to be all-ages appropriate. [[PardonMyKlingon He tries to get around it by using curses from sci-fi shows]]. At the end of the review, all the Taco Bell food has given him [[PottyEmergency indigestion]], seemingly setting up a parody of the ''Demolition Man'' scene...[[BaitAndSwitch except that Spoony chooses the game's instruction manual over the pile of fines]].
* Seen quite a bit on ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'', where anyone who breaks the show's tenuous PG-13 rating has to put a dollar in the swear jar for each profane instance, the net result of which usually goes towards buying food for the cast and guests. Poink often has to pony up a five or so.
* On the ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}} Radio'' podcast, reference is occasionally made to this, as every now and then co-host Blade Braxton resolves to clean up his language ([[SnapBack it never lasts]]).
* During the ''Isle of Rangoon'' episode "As the Wheels Turn", Starchibald makes a Communist joke, only for Sunny Jim to tell him he owes money to the Communist joke jar.
** In the "Don't Touch" episode, Starchibald tells Sunny Jim to put a quarter in the dirty joke jar... even though he didn't say anything, Starchibald ''knew'' he was thinking it.
* While playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} decided to donate $100 to charity every time he swears. He ends up owing $3,800.
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* ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'' has a variation on this: Any time one of the researchers looking for a gateway to Heaven wishes aloud for [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]] / [[UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman Feynman]]/insert-Nobel-Prize-winner-here to magically appear and help them solve a particular problem, they cough up a couple of bucks. Last Friday of the month, everyone goes out drinking with the cash. This being the Salvation War, having such people around eventually will be possible. Of course, Norman notes that even then they'll start out knowing less than the scientists they already have.
-->'''Norman:''' That was $20 he put in? He must've been wishing for a Nobel Prize winner. Those guys are expensive.
* WebVideo/TheFanFictionCritic has a swear jar named 'The Cube of Profanity'. In one review of a fan fiction ([[KingdomHearts If I]] [[HoYay Was]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Your Nazi]]), another fan fic reviewer posted a video response putting tons of money in the jar (well, not really obviously, but still).
* ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'': The ''Film/DemolitionMan'' example was parodied by the Spoony One when he reviewed the video game based on that movie. His robot, Burton, was programmed to issue a fine every time he swore. By the end of the review he was so infuriated by the game (and had so many fines) that he throttled and beheaded the robot. The reason for the swearing fines is because Spoony ([[{{Kayfabe}} supposedly]]) got a sponsorship deal with Taco Bell and they want his show to be all-ages appropriate. [[PardonMyKlingon He tries to get around it by using curses from sci-fi shows]]. At the end of the review, all the Taco Bell food has given him [[PottyEmergency indigestion]], seemingly setting up a parody of the ''Demolition Man'' scene...[[BaitAndSwitch except that Spoony chooses the game's instruction manual over the pile of fines]].
* Seen quite a bit on ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'', where anyone who breaks the show's tenuous PG-13 rating has to put a dollar in the swear jar for each profane instance, the net result of which usually goes towards buying food for the cast and guests. Poink often has to pony up a five or so.
* On the ''Website/{{WrestleCrap}} Radio'' podcast, reference is occasionally made to this, as every now and then co-host Blade Braxton resolves to clean up his language ([[SnapBack it never lasts]]).
* During the ''Isle of Rangoon'' episode "As the Wheels Turn", Starchibald makes a Communist joke, only for Sunny Jim to tell him he owes money to the Communist joke jar.
** In the "Don't Touch" episode, Starchibald tells Sunny Jim to put a quarter in the dirty joke jar... even though he didn't say anything, Starchibald ''knew'' he was thinking it.
* While playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} decided to donate $100 to charity every time he swears. He ends up owing $3,800.
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12th Jan '17 8:17:13 AM Kirayoshi
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* In Season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Creator/ChloeBennet's character officially abandoned the alias "Skye" in favor of her birth name of "Daisy Johnson". When filming Season 3, the show's staff set up a "She's Daisy Now" jar, and everyone had to put a dollar in the jar when they said "Skye" instead of "Daisy".

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* In Season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Creator/ChloeBennet's character officially abandoned the alias "Skye" in favor of her birth name of "Daisy Johnson". When filming Season 3, the show's staff set up a "She's Daisy Now" jar, and everyone had to put a dollar in the jar when whenever they said "Skye" instead of "Daisy".
12th Jan '17 8:16:18 AM Kirayoshi
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* In Season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Creator/ChloeBennett's character officially abandoned the alias "Skye" in favor of her birth name of "Daisy Johnson". When filming Season 3, the show's staff set up a "She's Daisy Now" jar, and everyone had to put a dollar in the jar when they said "Skye" instead of "Daisy".

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* In Season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Creator/ChloeBennett's Creator/ChloeBennet's character officially abandoned the alias "Skye" in favor of her birth name of "Daisy Johnson". Johnson". When filming Season 3, the show's staff set up a "She's Daisy Now" jar, and everyone had to put a dollar in the jar when they said "Skye" instead of "Daisy".
12th Jan '17 8:15:44 AM Kirayoshi
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* In Season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Creator/ChloeBennett's character officially abandoned the alias "Skye" in favor of her birth name of "Daisy Johnson". When filming Season 3, the show's staff set up a "She's Daisy Now" jar, and everyone had to put a dollar in the jar when they said "Skye" instead of "Daisy".
27th Dec '16 1:03:14 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride'' episode "Larry's Debut and Sweet Darryl Hannah, Too", Siegfried makes Roy pay a swear jar after hearing him mention Queen Nefertiti, most likely because part of her name sounds like "titty".
7th Dec '16 4:19:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' office had a ''Nessun Dorma'' box for anyone humming the catchy opera tune that became the unofficial theme of the Italia '90 World Cup Tournament. Following the death of Robert Maxwell, they also had a Bad Maxwell Joke box.

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* The ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' office had a ''Nessun Dorma'' box for anyone humming the catchy opera tune that became the unofficial theme of the Italia '90 World Cup Tournament. Following the death of Robert Maxwell, they also had a Bad Maxwell Joke box.
28th Oct '16 3:56:55 AM Eps05
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* The Commander in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' keeps several for the words "epic", "win", and "fail". [[spoiler: At least one of them got emptied to buy Jared an XBox 360.]]

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* The Commander in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/win-and-fail-are-also-prohibited keeps several a jar]] for the words "epic", "win", and "fail". [[spoiler: At least one of them got emptied to buy Jared an XBox 360.]]
13th Sep '16 6:12:27 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* In ''I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader'', Annisa's father has initiated a "like" jar. She says that she could have a much better wardrobe if she would stop using the word so much.
* Greg's mom in DiaryOfAWimpyKid has one for him and Roderick. The money goes to Manny's college fund.

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* In ''I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader'', Annisa's father has initiated a "like" jar.jar--her dad's an English professor and the jar is for when Annisa uses "like" in a grammatically incorrect way. She says that she could have a much better wardrobe if she would stop using the word so much.
* Greg's mom in DiaryOfAWimpyKid has one for him and Roderick. The money goes Greg explains that the jar was started for Manny because when he first started learning how to Manny's college fund.talk and was picking up new words, she didn't want him learning any swear words--but, according to Greg, Mrs. Heffley decided to "up the ante" by also banning words like "stupid" and "jerk" (which, while mean at times, are obviously swear words). To keep from going broke, Greg and Roderick came up with a bunch of code words that mean the same thing as the banned words--unfortunately, this sometimes leads to Greg forgetting to switch to the non-code words at schools.
23rd Aug '16 9:48:34 PM PaulA
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/unpretty/works Unpretty]]'s Franchise/{{Superman}} fan fiction, Marty Kent is a CoolOldLady who knows a lot of words you wouldn't expect to hear from Clark Kent's ma. In "Christmas in Kansas", Jonathan recalls that when Clark was little he instituted a swear jar for her -- only instead of putting money in, she had to take out a slip of paper and do whatever task was written on it. (Judging by the reminiscent look they both get at this point, the tasks weren't just things like "Do the washing up" or "Take the trash out"...)

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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/users/unpretty/works Unpretty]]'s Franchise/{{Superman}} fan fiction, the ''Fanfic/SorrowfulAndImmaculateHearts'' series, Marty Kent is a CoolOldLady who knows a lot of words you wouldn't expect to hear from Clark Kent's ma. In "Christmas in Kansas", Jonathan recalls that when Clark was little he instituted a swear jar for her -- only instead of putting money in, she had to take out a slip of paper and do whatever task was written on it. (Judging by the reminiscent look they both get at this point, the tasks weren't just things like "Do the washing up" or "Take the trash out"...)
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