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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"...)
9th Aug '16 3:56:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': In fact, the family has dozens of jars, one for each word. [[ShoutOut Including]] [[DeadLikeMe "moist"]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': In fact, the family has dozens of jars, one for each word. [[ShoutOut Including]] [[DeadLikeMe [[Series/DeadLikeMe "moist"]].
5th Aug '16 12:13:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* Gabe from ''PennyArcade'' tries something [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/06/24/ similar]] to save money.
* K from ''{{Blip}}'' starts policing her own potty-mouth, and [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/290/ only messes up a few times]]. However, it was her boyfriend's suggestion, so when K broke up with him, [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/626/ the jar went in the trash]].
* ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' has a variation: Psycho Mantis has an [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=58 "I Hate You"]] jar - for when anyone ''else'' says it to ''him.''

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* Gabe from ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' tries something [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/06/24/ similar]] to save money.
* K from ''{{Blip}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Blip}}'' starts policing her own potty-mouth, and [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/290/ only messes up a few times]]. However, it was her boyfriend's suggestion, so when K broke up with him, [[http://blip.rampagenetwork.com/626/ the jar went in the trash]].
* ''TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' has a variation: Psycho Mantis has an [[http://gigaville.com/comic.php?id=58 "I Hate You"]] jar - for when anyone ''else'' says it to ''him.''



* In ''{{Panthera}}'', the titular team (who all have the power to turn into [[PantheraAwesome big cats]]) have a $5 jar for [[IncrediblyLamePun cat-related puns]]. It's a big jar and as Onca notes, it's ''very'' full. It says a lot that someone added a sticky note with 'Make that "Pardus opens his mouth jar". [[VisualPun :]][[CatSmile 3]]'

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* In ''{{Panthera}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}'', the titular team (who all have the power to turn into [[PantheraAwesome big cats]]) have a $5 jar for [[IncrediblyLamePun cat-related puns]]. It's a big jar and as Onca notes, it's ''very'' full. It says a lot that someone added a sticky note with 'Make that "Pardus opens his mouth jar". [[VisualPun :]][[CatSmile 3]]'



* A comic from [[SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal SMBC]] has a couple that says to their son that every time they swear, they will put a dollar in the jar and donate it to the charity. Years later he is asked why he couldn't go to college. He answers "because of my fucking parents".

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* A comic from [[SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal [[Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal SMBC]] has a couple that says to their son that every time they swear, they will put a dollar in the jar and donate it to the charity. Years later he is asked why he couldn't go to college. He answers "because of my fucking parents".
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."
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