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25th May '16 3:29:54 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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-->'''SWEARBOX: '''[[spoiler:£79·80]].

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25th May '16 3:29:31 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'': Reveal in the final episode they had been operating a Swear Box at at the rate of 10p per swear. The total amassed wealth of the Steptoes is divided thus: '''BANK BALANCE:''' £3·00 '''BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT:''' £7·00 '''SWEARBOX:'''[[spoiler:£79·80]].

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* ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'': Reveal It's revealed in the final episode that they had been operating a Swear Box at at the rate of 10p per swear. The total amassed wealth of the Steptoes is divided thus: '''BANK BALANCE:''' £3·00 '''BUILDING thus:
-->'''BANK BALANCE: '''£3·00
-->'''BUILDING
SOCIETY ACCOUNT:''' £7·00 '''SWEARBOX:'''[[spoiler:£79·80]].ACCOUNT: '''£7·00
-->'''SWEARBOX: '''[[spoiler:£79·80]].
10th May '16 6:33:32 AM DaibhidC
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* 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.]]
6th May '16 1:51:16 AM 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"...)
27th Mar '16 2:01:23 PM maxwellsilver
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* While playing ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'', LetsPlay/{{Markiplier}} decided to donate $100 to charity every time he swears. He ends up owing $3,800.
26th Mar '16 11:35:58 AM rjung
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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.
3rd Feb '16 3:19:38 PM Antigone3
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* During both World War I and World War II, once Germany took over [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alsace-Lorraine Alsace-Lorraine]] they passed laws making the official language of the province German and fining anyone who used French. A story (told of both wars) claims a lady walked into the occupation headquarters with a cheerful ''Bonjour'' and paid the fine twice "for the next time".
30th Jan '16 8:52:26 PM maxwellsilver
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* There was one Budweiser commercial involving the profanity jar, with proceeds going to [[{{Dismotivation}} the next case of beer]] [[ReversePsychology profanity]] [[HilarityEnsues ensues]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJL5dxgVaM]]

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* There was one Budweiser commercial involving the profanity jar, with proceeds going to [[{{Dismotivation}} the next case of beer]] [[ReversePsychology profanity]] [[HilarityEnsues ensues]].beer -- profanity ensues. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJJL5dxgVaM]]



* An issue of ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} has [[ServileSnarker Alfred]] reminding Nightwing not to swear while on the radio with him. Dick responds with how much he owes.
* In ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' at the beginning of ''[[TimeSkip One Year Later]]'' (which took place after ''InfiniteCrisis''), Ravager and Kid Devil are living under the authority of one of these.

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* An issue of ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} has [[ServileSnarker Alfred]] Alfred reminding Nightwing not to swear while on the radio with him. Dick responds with how much he owes.
* In ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' at the beginning of ''[[TimeSkip One Year Later]]'' (which took place after ''InfiniteCrisis''), ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis''), Ravager and Kid Devil are living under the authority of one of these.



** Each swear is given various rates, while some letters are replaced by SymbolSwearing. ''Except'' the word with the ''highest'' rate, [[CountryMatters Cunt]]. Nicolas Angel and Andy Wainright have a heated argument, and both turn aside to politely thank their respective [[ThoseTwoGuys guy]] for paying in. The argument started with Nicholas paying in advance for his first swear.

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** Each swear is given various rates, while some letters are replaced by SymbolSwearing. ''Except'' the word with the ''highest'' rate, [[CountryMatters Cunt]]. Cunt. Nicolas Angel and Andy Wainright have a heated argument, and both turn aside to politely thank their respective [[ThoseTwoGuys guy]] guy for paying in. The argument started with Nicholas paying in advance for his first swear.



* In ''[[MatthewReilly Seven Ancient Wonders]]'', part of the plot is about an oracle's daughter being brought up by a team of commandos, so they implement a swear jar, but only when they swear around her - so she starts following them around, yelling out "Swear jar!" when they curse. [[ClusterFBomb The jar is almost always full.]]

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* In ''[[MatthewReilly ''[[Literature/MatthewReilly Seven Ancient Wonders]]'', part of the plot is about an oracle's daughter being brought up by a team of commandos, so they implement a swear jar, but only when they swear around her - so she starts following them around, yelling out "Swear jar!" when they curse. [[ClusterFBomb The jar is almost always full.]]



* ''NewTricks'' has the detectives install one, which eventually allows them to go out for a nice meal on the town. Gerry's a bit aggrieved that he didn't get to chose, since he "put most of the bloody money in."

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* ''NewTricks'' ''Series/NewTricks'' has the detectives install one, which eventually allows them to go out for a nice meal on the town. Gerry's a bit aggrieved that he didn't get to chose, since he "put most of the bloody money in."



* In ''TopGear'', when road testing a new Alfa Romeo, presenter James May has a swear box for every time he uses a word like "soul" or "passion". He uses a lot of money. Excerpt [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOv4A_NFswY here]].
* In an episode of ''TwoAndAHalfMen'', Jake points out that Charlie needs to put a dollar into the jar because he swore earlier. Charlie pulls out a $20 bill: "That oughtta cover me till lunch."

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* In ''TopGear'', ''Series/TopGear'', when road testing a new Alfa Romeo, presenter James May has a swear box for every time he uses a word like "soul" or "passion". He uses a lot of money. Excerpt [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOv4A_NFswY here]].
* In an episode of ''TwoAndAHalfMen'', ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', Jake points out that Charlie needs to put a dollar into the jar because he swore earlier. Charlie pulls out a $20 bill: "That oughtta cover me till lunch."



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZK_w1bUpYA Thoroughly explored]] by ''TheTwoRonnies''.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZK_w1bUpYA Thoroughly explored]] by ''TheTwoRonnies''.''Series/TheTwoRonnies''.



* ''[[SteptoeAndSon Steptoe & Son]]'': Reveal in the final episode they had been operating a Swear Box at at the rate of 10p per swear. The total amassed wealth of the Steptoes is divided thus: '''BANK BALANCE:''' £3·00 '''BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT:''' £7·00 '''SWEARBOX:'''[[spoiler:£79·80]].

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* ''[[SteptoeAndSon Steptoe & Son]]'': ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'': Reveal in the final episode they had been operating a Swear Box at at the rate of 10p per swear. The total amassed wealth of the Steptoes is divided thus: '''BANK BALANCE:''' £3·00 '''BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT:''' £7·00 '''SWEARBOX:'''[[spoiler:£79·80]].



* In the Easter episode of ''TheVicarOfDibley'', everyone on the parish council gives up a common habit of theirs, or else put a pound in the "Lent Fines Box" (used to raise money for a movie club) every time they succumb to it. In Owen's case, this means giving up swearing. As soon as Lent is over, he launches into a ClusterFBomb to make up for lost time.
* In ''MenBehavingBadly'', George and Marjorie have a "lewd thoughts" jar. This gives rise to the associated joke: George admits to putting around 50p in over the last twenty years (he "came over all funny" in the Post Office once in about 1982). However, Marjorie has contributed something in the region of £2,000. George admits he ought to say something, but the money has paid for five caravanning holidays.

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* In the Easter episode of ''TheVicarOfDibley'', ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', everyone on the parish council gives up a common habit of theirs, or else put a pound in the "Lent Fines Box" (used to raise money for a movie club) every time they succumb to it. In Owen's case, this means giving up swearing. As soon as Lent is over, he launches into a ClusterFBomb to make up for lost time.
* In ''MenBehavingBadly'', ''Series/MenBehavingBadly'', George and Marjorie have a "lewd thoughts" jar. This gives rise to the associated joke: George admits to putting around 50p in over the last twenty years (he "came over all funny" in the Post Office once in about 1982). However, Marjorie has contributed something in the region of £2,000. George admits he ought to say something, but the money has paid for five caravanning holidays.



* In the Australian variety show ''{{Rove}}'' the host, Rove [=McManus=], 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 MeatLoaf.

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* In the Australian variety show ''{{Rove}}'' ''Series/{{Rove}}'' the host, Rove [=McManus=], 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 MeatLoaf.



* Used in an episode of ''CornerGas''. Lacey (of all people) ends up putting $20 in after a long rant blocked out by a SoundEffectBleep.

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* Used in an episode of ''CornerGas''.''Series/CornerGas''. Lacey (of all people) ends up putting $20 in after a long rant blocked out by a SoundEffectBleep.



* 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. [[SirSwearsalot Poink]] often has to pony up a five or so.

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* 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. [[SirSwearsalot Poink]] Poink often has to pony up a five or so.



* In ''HomeMovies'', Brendon's mom assigns him one after he films a movie with his friends containing gratuous profanity.

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* In ''HomeMovies'', ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Brendon's mom assigns him one after he films a movie with his friends containing gratuous profanity.



** Homer has to deal with one of these while he builds a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper after Flanders' son Todd picks up Homer's foul language. Homer ends up putting money in the jar for accidentally putting a $20 bill in the church collection plate ("[[CurseCutShort Da--]]"), cursing out a lone bowling pin after nearly getting a strike ("[[CurseCutShort Oh, You Sunnuva--]]"), calling Flanders a "[[CurseCutShort dirty bast--]]" after Flanders (who shaved his mustache off in exchange for Homer curbing his foul language) gets checks for starring in commercials, after [[EpicFail forgetting to build a door for Santa's Little Helper's doghouse]], and after a beehive falls on him while sleeping on a hammock (and was implied to have been stung by many of them off-screen), and becomes so programmed not to curse that he says, "Oh, fudge!" and "Fiddle-dee-dee" before breaking down into {{Angrish}} as he kicks down the doghouse. The good news is that the money in Homer's swear jar was enough for Marge and Lisa to [[PayingInCoins actually buy a doghouse for SLH]] (since the one Homer was building was terrible) and some beer for Homer.

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** Homer has to deal with one of these while he builds a doghouse for Santa's Little Helper after Flanders' son Todd picks up Homer's foul language. Homer ends up putting money in the jar for accidentally putting a $20 bill in the church collection plate ("[[CurseCutShort Da--]]"), ("Da--"), cursing out a lone bowling pin after nearly getting a strike ("[[CurseCutShort Oh, ("Oh, You Sunnuva--]]"), Sunnuva--"), calling Flanders a "[[CurseCutShort dirty bast--]]" "dirty bast--" after Flanders (who shaved his mustache off in exchange for Homer curbing his foul language) gets checks for starring in commercials, after [[EpicFail forgetting to build a door for Santa's Little Helper's doghouse]], and after a beehive falls on him while sleeping on a hammock (and was implied to have been stung by many of them off-screen), and becomes so programmed not to curse that he says, "Oh, fudge!" and "Fiddle-dee-dee" before breaking down into {{Angrish}} as he kicks down the doghouse. The good news is that the money in Homer's swear jar was enough for Marge and Lisa to [[PayingInCoins actually buy a doghouse for SLH]] (since the one Homer was building was terrible) and some beer for Homer.



* 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. [[ThrowItIn Rodriguez liked this so much he had Alexa Vega say the line in the movie.]]

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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. [[ThrowItIn Rodriguez liked this so much he had Alexa Vega say the line in the movie.]]
30th Jan '16 8:44:14 PM maxwellsilver
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One (or more) of the characters has a [[SirSwearsALot particularly]] [[ClusterFBomb 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]] [[ClusterFBomb 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.
19th Jan '16 11:44:09 AM Katsuhagi
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* In Massachusetts on Medflight team has instituted an "MVA Jar" due to the preferred terminology for referring to a car crash shifting from "Motor Vehicle Accident" to "Motor Vehicle Collision" and have to put a quarter in every time they say MVA. It's gathered quite a bit so far.

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* In Massachusetts on one Medflight team has instituted an "MVA Jar" due to the preferred terminology for referring to a car crash shifting from "Motor Vehicle Accident" to "Motor Vehicle Collision" and have to put a quarter in every time they say MVA. It's gathered quite a bit so far.
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