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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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30th Jul '16 5:46:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DaveBarry in Cyberspace'', a series of commands in English are typed into a DOS prompt in a vain attempt to get the computer to do something except print "BAD COMMAND OR FILENAME". Until:

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* In ''DaveBarry ''Creator/DaveBarry in Cyberspace'', a series of commands in English are typed into a DOS prompt in a vain attempt to get the computer to do something except print "BAD COMMAND OR FILENAME". Until:
27th Jul '16 5:23:47 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'': the graffiti at the school, near the end of the book.

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* ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'': the graffiti at the school, near the end of the book. Notably, Holden is fine with saying "goddamn" and "sonofabitch" without a care in the world, but seeing a "FUCK YOU", especially at a school, really gets under his skin.
10th Jun '16 1:56:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Contact}}'', Ellie Arroway typically sticks to "Holy [[UnusualEuphemism Toledo!]]", but after the Very Large Array finally picks up on what looks like a genuine message from extraterrestrials, she takes a moment to retreat to her office, closes the door behind her, and whispers "Holy shit!"
* In ''TheGirlsGuideToHuntingAndFishing'', the main character works for an annoyingly put-together, professional, well-educated type, and mentions that all this makes hearing her Precision F Strikes like seeing a strong man cry.

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* In ''Film/{{Contact}}'', ''Literature/{{Contact}}'', Ellie Arroway typically sticks to "Holy [[UnusualEuphemism Toledo!]]", but after the Very Large Array finally picks up on what looks like a genuine message from extraterrestrials, she takes a moment to retreat to her office, closes the door behind her, and whispers "Holy shit!"
* In ''TheGirlsGuideToHuntingAndFishing'', ''Literature/TheGirlsGuideToHuntingAndFishing'', the main character works for an annoyingly put-together, professional, well-educated type, and mentions that all this makes hearing her Precision F Strikes like seeing a strong man cry.



* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]''. In a series full of OhMyGods and {{Unusual Euphemism}}s, when Kero starts her InsigniaRipOffRitual by declaring "I've never heard such a crock of shit in my life", it certainly grabs your attention.

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]''. In a series full of OhMyGods and {{Unusual Euphemism}}s, when Kero starts her InsigniaRipOffRitual by declaring "I've never heard such a crock of shit in my life", it certainly grabs your attention.



* In one of the ''GarrettPI'' novels, Garrett is startled when his friend Morley says "Shit!", as Morley doesn't often use non-elven profanity. Circumstances, however, make it appropriate, as [[spoiler: a carnivorous dinosaur just stuck its head in the window of the coach they're sitting in]].

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* In one of the ''GarrettPI'' ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels, Garrett is startled when his friend Morley says "Shit!", as Morley doesn't often use non-elven profanity. Circumstances, however, make it appropriate, as [[spoiler: a carnivorous dinosaur just stuck its head in the window of the coach they're sitting in]].



* In ''TheHandmaidsTale'': "My red skirt is hitched up to my waist, though no higher. Below it [[IKEAErotica the Commander is fucking. What he is fucking is the lower part of my body.]]"
* The only occurrence of a swear word stronger than "hell" or "damn" in TheBartimaeusTrilogy (and those were used pretty sparingly too) was when a minor character called Jane Faraar a bitch, which she takes as a compliment. (Fitting considering she's a werewolf, or at the very least, runs a team of werewolves.)

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* In ''TheHandmaidsTale'': ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'': "My red skirt is hitched up to my waist, though no higher. Below it [[IKEAErotica the Commander is fucking. What he is fucking is the lower part of my body.]]"
* The only occurrence of a swear word stronger than "hell" or "damn" in TheBartimaeusTrilogy Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy (and those were used pretty sparingly too) was when a minor character called Jane Faraar a bitch, which she takes as a compliment. (Fitting considering she's a werewolf, or at the very least, runs a team of werewolves.)
19th May '16 6:02:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In PeterDavid's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Vendetta'', a Federation ship (not the Enterprise) sees the Planet Eater doing its thing, and an Ensign swears and then he apologizes to the captain, since that's frowned on; but the captain says that, no, that's quite all right; that's really the best way to describe the situation.
** In the ''StarTrekVanguard'' novel ''Precipice'', a civilian character warned against helping a pre-warp culture fight the Klingons responds "Fuck the Prime Directive". Possibly the first use of the f-word in the entire Trekverse.

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* In PeterDavid's Creator/PeterDavid's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel ''Vendetta'', a Federation ship (not the Enterprise) sees the Planet Eater doing its thing, and an Ensign swears and then he apologizes to the captain, since that's frowned on; but the captain says that, no, that's quite all right; that's really the best way to describe the situation.
** * In the ''StarTrekVanguard'' ''Literature/StarTrekVanguard'' novel ''Precipice'', a civilian character warned against helping a pre-warp culture fight the Klingons responds "Fuck the Prime Directive". Possibly the first use of the f-word in the entire Trekverse.



* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''KnownSpace'' series, an example from the Beowulf Schaeffer short story "Flatlander", with LampshadeHanging.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''KnownSpace'' ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series, an example from the Beowulf Schaeffer short story "Flatlander", with LampshadeHanging.
27th Dec '15 11:40:33 AM Eievie
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** Zaphod's use of "Belgium!" when they're in the ice cave in the original radio series is an example in-universe - he'd never normally use such strong language unless something was ''really'' wrong, and it prompts Ford to take the situation seriously.

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** Zaphod's use of "Belgium!" when they're in the ice cave in the original radio series is an example in-universe - -- he'd never normally use such strong language unless something was ''really'' wrong, and it prompts Ford to take the situation seriously.



* Creator/JKRowling managed a Precision Bitch Strike in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' - by sweet Molly Weasley of all people. [[LetsGetDangerous "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]] (This is not including when Aunt Marge says the word "bitch" in book three, in literal reference to a female dog.)

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* Creator/JKRowling managed a Precision Bitch Strike in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' - -- by sweet Molly Weasley of all people. [[LetsGetDangerous "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"]] (This is not including when Aunt Marge says the word "bitch" in book three, in literal reference to a female dog.)



*** 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.

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*** 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.
18th Dec '15 5:50:42 PM CountDorku
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* Deliberately used in-universe in the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels. Three people, including an elderly and refined scholar, are getting the hell off Prospero in ''A Thousand Sons''; when two of them start bickering, the elderly scholar advises them to "shut the shitting hell up", then admits he was using the language to get their attention.
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