Created By: HiddenFacedMattSeptember 4, 2011 Last Edited By: HiddenFacedMattFebruary 26, 2012

Cussing Centrepiece

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Cartman turns around and finds out that Kyle's mom is right behind him.

Unlike the Precision F Strike, which gets its impact from cussing being otherwise scarce from the character or series in question, this gets its impact from being the special cuss that stands out in an otherwise cussing-rich context.

Often at either the start or the end of said Cluster F Bomb context.

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Community Feedback Replies: 10
  • September 5, 2011
    aurora369
    A common Lieutenant Rzhevsky joke goes: "F*** the m***f***ing s***t!" said Lt. Rzhevsky and then cursed profanely.
  • September 5, 2011
    FrodoGoofballCoTV
    Maybe this should be classified as a Your Mileage May Vary trope.

    Not sure if this counts, as I'm not sure what the definition of "special cuss" is, but it was rather memorable:

    Webcomics:
    • In Drowtales, as the group is being handed a near Curb Stomp Battle by their former teacher, Kiel grabs Shinae, who's been knocked unconscious:
      Kiel: Get up, Shi', it's no time to sleep.
      Shinae: [spits out a tooth] Fchucking fchuck dammift a'll kfill fer!
  • September 5, 2011
    Stratadrake
    I'm not sure I get the definition. Is this about one specific profanity being reserved for rare cases, in settings where other profanity is thrown about relentlessly?
  • September 6, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    It means when profanity is used frequently and yet one moment of cussing stands out @ Stratadrake
  • September 6, 2011
    Stratadrake
    ^ You mean, shall we say, a Crowning Moment Of Profanity? That's definitely YMMV, not a strict trope.
  • September 9, 2011
    MorganWick
    And the last thing we need is more crowning moment tropes.
  • September 9, 2011
    Stratadrake
    Exactly. Now alternately, if it's a case where most profanities are thrown around like water (actual sailors, farmers, and/or truck drivers optional) but one or two profanities are always used for their original intended meanings, that would be a trope, but it would be hard to classify.
  • September 9, 2011
    Abodos
    In one episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd (can't remember which), the Nerd decides to come up with an extra-special obscenity to describe the game he's reviewing. He censors it.
  • September 9, 2011
    phantomreader42
    Is this one profanity that stands out because it's rarely used, or a case of profanity as a Weapon Of Choice (Bender's "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass").
  • September 13, 2011
    HiddenFacedMatt
    Not the former; again, that would be a Precision F Strike; not sure about the latter...

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