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7th Aug '17 8:20:40 PM Rolling68Q
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** Truth be told, it's a staple in any Stephen King novel. He's particularly fond of using the phrase "Fuck you and the horse you rode in on" in several of his novels.
23rd Apr '17 9:52:24 AM nombretomado
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* In [[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Confidential]], a disastrous dinner party chapter ends with mother Alice hollering, "Ned! Bring out the fucking cake!" Nope, this is not your little sister's Sweet Valley.

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* In [[SweetValleyHigh ''[[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley Confidential]], Confidential]]'', a disastrous dinner party chapter ends with mother Alice hollering, "Ned! Bring out the fucking cake!" Nope, this is not your little sister's Sweet Valley.
16th Mar '17 7:02:44 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/ReapersGale'', book seven of the ''LIterature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'': Right after having several people turn up univited in his dreams, Udinaas -- already plagued by sleeplessness and general misery -- demands the group move on, revealing he knows that the day and night cycle within the realm they're traversing is being controlled by Silchas Ruin's will. Clip can't help himself and inserts a quip about Udinaas being too smart for his own good and gets settled with a PrecisionFStrike for his trouble by Udinaas, who usually never curses.
--> '''Clip:''' 'You understand too much. Did you hear me, Udinaas?'\\
'''Udinaas:''' 'Go fuck yourself.'
1st Mar '17 2:17:53 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', [[spoiler: Aziraphale, an ''Angel'', actually says a very emphatic "Fuck." just before he dies. Almost]]. It was the first such instance in 6000 years. More than one reader had to put the book down. Everything about the character is the antithesis of a curse, so a hardened {{Cluster F Bomb}}er will still burst into shocked giggles. Incidentally, this is easily the most obscene moment in the entire book.

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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', [[spoiler: Aziraphale, an ''Angel'', actually says a very emphatic "Fuck." just before he dies. Almost]]. It was the first such instance in 6000 years. More than one reader had to put the book down. Everything about the character is the antithesis of a curse, so a hardened {{Cluster F Bomb}}er will still burst into shocked giggles. Incidentally, this is easily the most obscene moment in the entire book.



* In ''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.

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* In ''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 that is in full session adds to the effect.


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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': When a sweet and polite girl like Annala calls someone "a piece of shit", people take notice. Eric had never heard her swear before then.
24th Feb '17 2:20:28 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' relies mainly on the NarrativeProfanityFilter to describe how its cast of sailors express themselves, and the title character himself rarely even gets that because he is loath to show open emotion (both to keep his men from realizing he's worried and thus losing morale and because he's self-conscious) and prefers not to curse in general. Usually the swearing doesn't get worse than mild blasphemies like damn and hell. So the clearest proof of Hornblower's aggravation with losing the wind in ''The Happy Return'' is when the narration notes that "the ''Lydia,'' so graceful and willing under sail, was a perfect bitch under tow."
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!")
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