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5th Mar '18 4:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* There's a great story about Creator/EthelMerman, who, according to Creator/StephenSondheim, "had the vocabulary of a truck driver." She was working with the abovementioned Loretta Young, who insisted that Ethel use the Swear Jar. After becoming more and more frustrated with this, Ethel turned to her, placed a hundred-dollar bill in the jar, and said," Loretta, here's a hundred dollars and [[PrecisionFStrike go fuck yourself.]]"

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* There's a great story about Creator/EthelMerman, who, according to Creator/StephenSondheim, Music/StephenSondheim, "had the vocabulary of a truck driver." She was working with the abovementioned Loretta Young, who insisted that Ethel use the Swear Jar. After becoming more and more frustrated with this, Ethel turned to her, placed a hundred-dollar bill in the jar, and said," Loretta, here's a hundred dollars and [[PrecisionFStrike go fuck yourself.]]"
17th Feb '18 6:26:43 AM JackG
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* Legally enforced by the Verbal Morality Statute in ''Film/DemolitionMan'', as you are fined every time you swear. [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] by John Spartan when he finds out there's no toilet paper in future, with people instead using seashells. After getting his first fine, he swears at the machine (which issues the offender a ticket) to get the paper he needs.

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* Legally enforced by the Verbal Morality Statute in ''Film/DemolitionMan'', as you are fined every time you swear. [[ExploitedTrope Exploited]] by John Spartan when he finds out there's no toilet paper in future, with people instead using seashells.a seashell-looking object that Spartan can't work out. After getting his first fine, he swears at the machine (which issues the offender a ticket) to get the paper he needs.
17th Feb '18 6:25:08 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. Lucifer thinks a swear jar means Chloe pays her daughter Trixie every time the latter swears. When Chloe clarifies it, Lucifer is more impressed that she "extorts money from your own child." Lucifer then teaches Trixie some "loophole" swear words.
-->'''Lucifer:''' In my defense, she came up with "Motherflunker" on her own, sharp little minx.
5th Feb '18 11:10:26 AM LadyJafaria
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* A description from 1674 of the rules of order in a [[LocalHangout coffee house]] lists "Let him forfeit Twelve-pence who shall Sweare." Of course, in the 17th century, the main concern would have been blasphemous oaths like "God's wounds!"
19th Jan '18 4:51:45 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Commander in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings'' [[http://thepunchlineismachismo.com/archives/comic/win-and-fail-are-also-prohibited keeps a jar]] 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 a jar]] for the words "epic", "win", and "fail". [[spoiler: At least one of them got emptied to buy Jared an XBox Xbox 360.]]
28th Nov '17 6:00:04 PM Matt620
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* ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox'' has an ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' Jar, which supposedly gets money [[{{Unperson}} every time they admit it existed]].

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* ''WebVideo/OutsideXbox'' has two:
** One is
an ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines'' Jar, which supposedly gets money [[{{Unperson}} every time they admit it existed]].existed]].
** There is another jar host Ellen must place money in every time she [[DistractedByTheSexy gets lost in the]] [[VideoGame/{{Dishonored}} Outsider's]] beautiful eyes. It happened so much they changed the jar to a bucket.
6th Nov '17 3:02:56 PM Kazrak
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* ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw'' episode ''Family Vacation'' includes an eye-roll jar, an "unnecessary use of 'grand'" jar, an "anthropomorphizing national monuments" jar, and [[RunningGag an "unnecessary wordplay during crisis" jar]] for the Brulee family. [[BrickJoke The final scene shows that Milo's family has a "sappy sentiment" jar.]]
2nd Nov '17 6:17:16 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Pop keeps a swear jar in his barbershop and everyone has to make a payment when they curse. After he's killed, Luke holds on to it for a while.
31st Oct '17 6:36:23 PM PaulA
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* Greg's mom in DiaryOfAWimpyKid has one for him and Roderick. Greg explains that the jar was started for Manny because when he first started learning how to 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.

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* Greg's mom in DiaryOfAWimpyKid ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' has one for him and Roderick. Greg explains that the jar was started for Manny because when he first started learning how to 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.
14th Oct '17 11:51:35 PM lakingsif
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* In the Australian variety show ''Series/{{Rove}}'' the host, Creator/RoveMcManus, implemented the "Creator/HarrisonFord Commemorative Swear Jar" in remembrance of an interview with the actor that was mildly profane. Rove himself added fifty dollars after swearing in front of then-twelve year old Freddie Highmore. He later raided this same fifty dollars to get a lap dance from Music/MeatLoaf.

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* In the Australian variety show ''Series/{{Rove}}'' the host, Creator/RoveMcManus, implemented the "Creator/HarrisonFord Commemorative Swear Jar" in remembrance of an interview with the actor that was mildly profane. Rove himself added fifty dollars after swearing in front of then-twelve year old Freddie Highmore.Creator/FreddieHighmore. He later raided this same fifty dollars to get a lap dance from Music/MeatLoaf.
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