History Main / TheSwearJar

21st Jul '16 9:58:20 PM PaulA
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* When RobertAHeinlein was working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during WWII, he instituted not a Swear Jar, but what could be called a Complaint Jar: anyone who griped about the vile cafeteria food was fined a nickel, complaining being deemed "unpatriotic". Forbidden (by Heinleinian fiat) to bring a brown-bag lunch and eat at his desk, IsaacAsimov tried to get around the ban on complaints by using the question format ("Is there such a thing as tough fish?"), without success.

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* When RobertAHeinlein Creator/RobertAHeinlein was working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during WWII, he instituted not a Swear Jar, but what could be called a Complaint Jar: anyone who griped about the vile cafeteria food was fined a nickel, complaining being deemed "unpatriotic". Forbidden (by Heinleinian fiat) to bring a brown-bag lunch and eat at his desk, IsaacAsimov Creator/IsaacAsimov tried to get around the ban on complaints by using the question format ("Is there such a thing as tough fish?"), without success. success.
19th Jul '16 9:25:43 PM zarpaulus
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* 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.
30th Jun '16 3:09:00 AM Hjortron18
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* A joint interview with the PowerTrio of the ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' series reveals that there was one on the set of ''Breaking Dawn part 2''. According to them, the three of them (KristinStewart especially) contributed enough to put Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee) through college.

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* A joint interview with the PowerTrio of the ''Film/{{Twilight}}'' series reveals that there was one on the set of ''Breaking Dawn part 2''. According to them, the three of them (KristinStewart (Creator/KristenStewart especially) contributed enough to put Mackenzie Foy (Renesmee) through college.
25th Jun '16 2:02:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Chowder}}'': For a rock monster who was only capable of saying [[PokemonSpeak Radda Radda]], [[TheUnintelligible Shnitzel]] is shown to have one that is filled to the brim with money - One of his more endearing qualities when he was missed after quitting his job.

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* ''{{Chowder}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'': For a rock monster who was only capable of saying [[PokemonSpeak Radda Radda]], [[TheUnintelligible Shnitzel]] is shown to have one that is filled to the brim with money - One of his more endearing qualities when he was missed after quitting his job.



* In an episode of ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Skarr asks [[EvilConCarne Hector Con Carne]] how he re-funded his organization and Hector says that he "borrowed money from an old friend". Cut to see that Skarr's piggy bank has been shattered, causing him to cry "My swear money!".

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* In an episode of ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Skarr asks [[EvilConCarne [[WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne Hector Con Carne]] how he re-funded his organization and Hector says that he "borrowed money from an old friend". Cut to see that Skarr's piggy bank has been shattered, causing him to cry "My swear money!".
23rd Jun '16 6:21:24 PM Resolution
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One (or more) of the characters has a [[SirSwearsALot particularly foul mouth]], so another character decides to institute the Swear Jar so that they have to pay up every time they use rude language. HilarityEnsues as the character who used to swear like a sailor either drops an unfathomable amount of cash into the jar or ends up having to censor everything he says. Also expect the character who instigated the jar to end up falling foul of his own rules and having to put money in as well. May also appear as a more generic Forfeit Jar if any character is particularly prone to specific words, phrases or acts.

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One (or more) of the characters has a [[SirSwearsALot particularly foul mouth]], so another character decides to institute the Swear Jar so that they have to pay up every time they use rude language. HilarityEnsues as the character who used to [[SirSwearsalot swear like a sailor sailor]] either drops an unfathomable amount of cash into the jar or ends up having to censor everything he says. Also expect the character who instigated the jar to end up falling foul of his own rules and having to put money in as well. May also appear as a more generic Forfeit Jar if any character is particularly prone to specific words, phrases or acts.
15th Jun '16 12:08:55 AM Dravencour
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* Director Robert Rodriguez didn't want the crew swearing in front of the young cast in ''Film/SpyKids'', so he instituted one of these. One of the crewmen slipped up, and went "Oh shit...ake mushrooms", in order to avoid the fine. Rodriguez liked this so much he had Alexa Vega say the line in the movie.
* Chris Columbus instituted one of these to the adults in ''Film/HomeAlone''. Reportedly, Creator/JoePesci filled the jar in a single day.

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* Director Robert Rodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez didn't want the crew swearing in front of the young cast in ''Film/SpyKids'', so he instituted one of these. One of the crewmen slipped up, and went "Oh shit...ake mushrooms", in order to avoid the fine. Rodriguez liked this so much he had Alexa Vega say the line in the movie.
* Chris Columbus Creator/ChrisColumbus instituted one of these to the adults in ''Film/HomeAlone''. Reportedly, Creator/JoePesci filled the jar in a single day.



* The devoutly Catholic actress Loretta Young kept a swear jar on the set of her movies. After shooting one movie with the high-maintenance actress, Robert Mitchum dropped a $20 bill into the jar, saying, "This should just about cover everything I've been wanting to say to Loretta."

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* The devoutly Catholic actress Loretta Young Creator/LorettaYoung kept a swear jar on the set of her movies. After shooting one movie with the high-maintenance actress, Robert Mitchum Creator/RobertMitchum dropped a $20 bill into the jar, saying, "This should just about cover everything I've been wanting to say to Loretta."
7th Jun '16 4:44:13 PM Narsil
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* [[Creator/GilbertAndSullivan Sir Arthur Sullivan]] once [[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059523/1901-01-06/ed-1/seq-5.pdf told the story]] that [[Theatre/HMSPinafore]] was so popular in New York that polite society established a fine for gratuitously quoting it:

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* [[Creator/GilbertAndSullivan Sir Arthur Sullivan]] once [[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059523/1901-01-06/ed-1/seq-5.pdf told the story]] that [[Theatre/HMSPinafore]] ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'' was so popular in New York that polite society established a fine for gratuitously quoting it:
7th Jun '16 4:34:12 PM Narsil
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* [[Creator/GilbertAndSullivan Sir Arthur Sullivan]] once [[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn90059523/1901-01-06/ed-1/seq-5.pdf told the story]] that [[Theatre/HMSPinafore]] was so popular in New York that polite society established a fine for gratuitously quoting it:
-->"My dear old friend Frederick Clay was in church one Sunday morning with the Barlows, one of the best known families in New York, and the preacher concluded a most eloquent sermon with the impressive words, 'For He himself hath said it.' Clay whispered into Sam Barlow's ear the continuing line: 'And it's greatly to his credit,' promptly took out half a dollar[[note]]quite a lot of money in 1880, the equivalent of $40 in 2010[[/note]] and silently placed it in Mr. Barlow's hand!"
7th Jun '16 1:04:53 PM REV6Pilot
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* A non-Swear example, In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Emma Watson had a {{Corpsing}} jar because she kept laughing.

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* A non-Swear example, In non-swearing example: in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Emma Watson had a {{Corpsing}} jar on set because she kept laughing.laughing and ruining takes.
25th May '16 3:29:54 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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-->'''SWEARBOX: '''[[spoiler:£79·80]].

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-->'''SWEARBOX: '''[[spoiler:£79·80]].'''[[spoiler:£79·80]]
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