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19th Nov '16 5:47:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Creator/StephenKing novella ''The Body'' (later filmed as ''Film/StandByMe'') 13-year-old Gordie is neglected by his parents, who are lost in a fog of grief since his brother died. One day his mother is dreamily reminiscing about the brother on a day when Gordie's been through some severe stuff and his response is, "Yeah, that's a real bitch." [[TearJerker His mother doesn't notice]].
* ''TheGreatGatsby'': Owl-eyed man's funeral oration briefly conveys Gatsby's sad life and death.

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* In the Creator/StephenKing novella ''The Body'' ''[[Literature/DifferentSeasons The Body]]'' (later filmed as ''Film/StandByMe'') 13-year-old Gordie is neglected by his parents, who are lost in a fog of grief since his brother died. One day his mother is dreamily reminiscing about the brother on a day when Gordie's been through some severe stuff and his response is, "Yeah, that's a real bitch." [[TearJerker His mother doesn't notice]].
* ''TheGreatGatsby'': ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'': Owl-eyed man's funeral oration briefly conveys Gatsby's sad life and death.
19th Nov '16 5:46:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 4th ''KingdomKeepers'' novel, Wayne says "Damn" while demanding to check if [[spoiler: Maleficent has escaped her cell]] at the end of the book. This is coming from a novel where no curse has ever before been written and rarely implied and "OMG" is stated out loud in place of the more blasphemous alternative.

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* In the 4th ''KingdomKeepers'' ''Literature/KingdomKeepers'' novel, Wayne says "Damn" while demanding to check if [[spoiler: Maleficent has escaped her cell]] at the end of the book. This is coming from a novel where no curse has ever before been written and rarely implied and "OMG" is stated out loud in place of the more blasphemous alternative.



* ''AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' contains a few.

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* ''AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' ''Literature/AnElegyForTheStillLiving'' contains a few.
15th Sep '16 12:31:50 AM PaulA
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* ''Xenocide'' (from the EndersGame series) by Orson Scott Card has a select few swears, particularly a conversation between Miro and Jane.
-->Miro: I thought you were my friend.
-->Jane: I am. I can read your mind.
-->Miro: '''You're a meddling old bitch''' and you can't read ''anything''.

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* ''Xenocide'' (from the EndersGame series) ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}'' by Orson Scott Card has a select few swears, particularly a conversation between Miro and Jane.
-->Miro: -->'''Miro:''' I thought you were my friend.
-->Jane:
friend.\\
'''Jane:'''
I am. I can read your mind.
-->Miro: '''You're
mind.\\
'''Miro:''' ''You're
a meddling old bitch''' bitch'' and you can't read ''anything''.
5th Sep '16 3:20:20 PM DaibhidC
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* The title of ''Literature/GoTheFuckToSleep''.
** And its sequel, ''[[http://www.amazon.com/You-Have-F-g-Eat/dp/1617753785 You Have To Fucking Eat.]]''
5th Sep '16 3:16:04 PM DaibhidC
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* Sam Vimes in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' screams, "[I'm] the LAW, you SONS of BITCHES!" while he's being possessed by [[spoiler: the gonne.]]
** Sam has another one in Jingo: "Guards are civilians, you inbred streak of piss!"
*** We get it again a few pages later, except this time he's mumbling it in shock, scarcely believing he said it -- the person he said it to was a very high ranking member of the city and, if I remember correctly, he said it in front of the very, very imposing assassin leader of the city.
** The Discworld books are pretty good at precision swearing, actually. When someone says "Oh, bugger," they really mean it.
*** Unless it's Foul Ol' Ron.
** [[CanisLatinicus Latatian]] example in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes''. "Stercus, stercus, stercus, moritorus sum!" ("Shit, shit, shit, I'm about to die!")
5th Sep '16 3:09:45 PM DaibhidC
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** There are precisely two F-words in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''entire works''. The other is spoken by Kin in ''Literature/{{Strata}}''.

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** There are Prior to ''Literature/TheLongEarth'', there were precisely two F-words in Creator/TerryPratchett's ''entire works''. The other is spoken by Kin in ''Literature/{{Strata}}''.
26th Aug '16 9:30:19 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* In the ''Literature/WatershipDown'' novel, just as the heroes are about to attack the Warren of the Snares, Fiver, who is timid by nature, screams "Embleer Frith" -- which translates roughly to "Damn God", to get them to stop.

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* In the ''Literature/WatershipDown'' novel, just as the heroes are about to attack the Warren of the Snares, Fiver, who is timid by nature, screams "Embleer Frith" -- which translates roughly to "Damn God", "Stinking God" (and is roughly equivalent to "Goddammit!"), to get them to stop.
18th Aug '16 9:24:16 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'': In ''A Civil Campaign'', Ekaterine manages to do this with the word "twit". She is such a ProperLady that this is the equivalent of a much stronger curse word from anybody else. Also, the fact that she says this in front of the Council of Counts in full session adds to the effect.

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* ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'': In ''A Civil Campaign'', Ekaterine ''Literature/ACivilCampaign'', Ekaterin manages to do this with the word "twit". She is such a ProperLady that this is the equivalent of a much stronger curse word from anybody else. Also, the fact that she says this in front of the Council of Counts in full session adds to the effect.
3rd Aug '16 9:03:09 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', Cromwell is trying to get into a room that has Henry VIII and the Holy Roman Ambassador in it at a particularly sensitive moment, when Henry's privy gentlemen accost him in their costumes for the Christmas revelry. Cromwell remains polite and pleasant, but his inner monologue betrays how pissed he is:
--> Prime Christmas game: let's fuck about with Cromwell.
30th Jul '16 5:49:02 PM nombretomado
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