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Double Subverted Swearing


(permanent link) added: 2011-10-02 13:50:23 sponsor: HiddenFacedMatt (last reply: 2012-04-11 23:41:18)

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Oh, son of a bi-de-beh, son of a bi-di-beh, son of a bi-ba-di-ba-gun. Ha ha ha, you thought I was gonna say "son of a bitch," didn't 'cha?
- This Porky Pig cartoon

This is when a character says something that seems set up for swearing... then avoids it in one way or another (Curse Cut Short, Last-Second Word Swap, etc...) only to end up swearing anyway.

Examples:

  • The above Porky Pig example.
  • This commercial has a character saying what sounds like "dumbass," but it's really just a naive mispronunciation of the surname of the man he's talking to; Dumass. (Spelled "du-mah.") Then, at the end of the commercial, said man says "what a "dumbass" anyway.
  • In an episode of Parks and Recreation where Tom is being more of a jerk than usual, Leslie, a character who rarely swears, says the following:
    "Look, I don't like to throw around the word 'butthead' often. If you call everyone a butthead, it kind of loses its impact. But I can say without hesitation that Tom is being a real dick."
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