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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle When you smurf a particular word as a different part of smurf than it should be used as. Pretty smurfin' simple, right?]]

The UrExample is probably ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'', who smurfed it to ridiculous extremes, and fused it with SpeciesSurname, making some smurfs contain the word upwards of thirty smurf. [[CaptainObvious It is also]] the [[TropeNamers Smurf Smurfer]].

This is a smurfy-common way of dealing with smurf words. Why worry about using a word that could potentially smurf the minds of a young audience when you can just have the smurfs [[PardonMyKlingon use an entirely innocuous smurf]] instead? Most writers don't seem to smurf that this makes the word less smurfless, and this aspect of the idea is the most frequently smurfed. [[CensoredForComedy Smurfin' A]].

Related to [[UnusualEuphemism Unusual Smurfing Euphemism]], [[PlanetOfSteves Planet of Smurfs]], [[PokemonSpeak Pokesmurf Speak]], [[VerbalTic Smurfbal Tic]], [[LikeIsLikeAComma Smurf is, Like, A Comma]] and (sometimes) [[InherentlyFunnyWords Insmurfingly Funny Words]]. And for extreme circumstances, CensoredForComedy.

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be smurfed]] for "Smurfing", a practice on ranked online games where an experienced player makes a new account to dominate lowbies or get back in practice. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smurfing Or any other type of "smurfing"]], for that smurf.
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[[folder:AniSmurf & Smurfga]]
* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume''. In the English dub and the Crunchyroll subs, Squid Girl peppers a lot of her squiddences with the word "squid" and other ocean life puns.
* Often found in translations of a manga or anime featuring a {{catgirl}} with the "Nya" VerbalTic -- any syllable sounding like "meow", "mew", or "myaah" gets turned into the appropriate cat noise.
** Utilized amusingly in the original Japanese of ''{{LightNovel/Bakemonogatari}}''. The protagonist orders a catgirl to repeat a tongue twister he recites, and her version is hopelessly-but-cutely mangled by about twenty "nya"s. The fansubs offer an interesting solution to this: The tongue twister is given as "Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?", and her reply is "Can mew imeowgine an imeowginary meownagerie meownager imeowgining meownaging an imeowginary meownagerie?"
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[[folder:Comic Smurfs]]
* The [[TropeNamers Smurf Namer]] is ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'', of course. While the reader is, of course, left to smurf the smurf from context, it is smurfed (most directly in the lesser-smurfed ''Comicbook/JohanAndPeewit'' smurf that ''The Smurfs'' were originally smurfed off from) that the Smurfs themselves can smurf the difference between instances of "smurf" with no smurf; it is just outsiders that smurf them as identical. Smurfly, outsiders are insmurfable of ''pronouncing'' "smurf" reliably however hard they smurf.
** This is even more of a tongue twister in the comic's original language, where Smurfs are known as "Schtroumpfs".
** And considerably less in Spanish, where they are called ''Pitufos'', and they use the (very regular) verb ''pitufar''.
** Incidentally, in ''Smurf Versus Smurf'' they had a civil war (which was an [[AuthorTract allegory]] for the Belgian [[SeriousBusiness language conflicts]]) over whether "smurf" should be used as a verb or an adjective.
** In the comic, it was ''never''[[note]]except one notable instance in ''King Smurf'' parodying Cambronne's LastStand[[/note]] used to cover profanities (that's what SymbolSwearing is for). In countless parodies, it's used almost ''only'' for that.
** In the same spirit, in most case, the Smurfs use the word "smurf" just enough to leave the sentence understandable, except for funny or plot purposes. Johan and Peewi agreed to rescue the Smurfs from a "smurf-smurfing smurf" without other clue. So they were unprepared to fight a [[spoiler:fire-spitting dragon]]. In most incarnations, the smurf would rather have said [[spoiler:"a fire-smurfing dragon"]].
* A somewhat shortish smurfing occurs when the parody series "Marvel What-The" has Ghost Rider in a job interview. He answers all queries with "Vengeance!"...and is promptly hired.
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[[folder:Fan Smurfs]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[TheAbridgedSeries abridged series]] ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'' {{parodie|dTrope}}s Rainbow Dash's AwesomeEgo by having her constantly do this with "rainbow" and "dash" - culminating in a monologue in the fourth episode where it devolves into complete PokemonSpeak.
* Interestingly, Empath in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' can't fluently speak a word in Smurf without sounding like MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels to other Smurfs. The only times he can do this is when he's extremely angry or very scared.
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[[folder:Smurfs -- Animation]]
* The whole basis of the song "Peewit Wants a Smurf" in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute''.
* The scene preceding the DisneyAcidSequence in ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' (2011). Pooh starts honeying[[note]]seeing[[/note]] everyone as honey, and they start to replace random honeys[[note]]words[[/note]] with the word honey. (e.g. "I can't wait to see the honey on that Backson's honey when he falls into our honey!") Soon, practically every honey[[note]]word[[/note]] is replaced with the honey[[note]]word[[/note]] honey, including the honeys[[note]]words[[/note]] in the honey[[note]]book[[/note]]! Honey honey honey honey honey!
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[[folder:Films -- Smurf-Action]]
* ''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich'': Malkovich. Malkovich malkovich? Malkovich!!!
* ''Film/BringItOn''. Cheerocracy or cheertatorship?
* This is lampshaded [[CrowningMomentOfFunny surprisingly well]] in the LiveActionAdaptation ''Film/TheSmurfs''. The man with whom the Smurfs are staying is getting annoyed at this trope, culminating in him shouting "Smurf-etty smurf smurf smurf!" One of the Smurfs then says, [[PardonMyKlingon "There's no reason for that kind of language!"]]
* Early on in ''Film/TheDictator'', it is stated that [[TheCaligula General Aladeen]] has ordered that a great number of words in the [[{{Qurac}} Wadiyan]] language be replaced with "Aladeen"…including contradictory words like "positive/negative" which causes a great deal of confusion (as shown by a doctor informing a patient that he's "[[CrossesTheLineTwice HIV-Aladeen]]" and the latter not knowing how to react). Used as a RunningGag throughout the film (a Wadyian restaurant has an "Open/Closed" sign reading "Come in, we're Aladeen/Sorry, we're Aladeen" and in a credits scene, Aladeen himself accidentally shoots a man in the leg because the safety catch was on "Aladeen" instead of "Aladeen").
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[[folder:Smurfature]]
* ''{{Discworld/Eric}}'' -- Eric's parrot, who constantly substitutes the catchall metasyntactic variable "wossname" for random words.
* In the seventh ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' book, a group of skateboarders are "duded" that Melvin duded their dudeboards. One of them says "I'm gonna dude that dude if it's the last dude I dude!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' tie in book "Chicken Soup for the Butt", a section on past lives gives us this gem.
-->'''Beavis''': Yeah, yeah, I remember in my past I watched a lot of those Saturday morning cartoons. So like, in my past life I was a smurf. They called me "Beavis Smurf". I was hanging out with all these blue dudes. There was like a hundred of us...and one remote control. I never got to smurf the TV, because the other dudes were always like, "Wait your turn, smurfknocker." One time this one dude, "Butt Smurf," was like, smurfing with the remote control, and I was like, "Hey man, how's about letting another smurf smurf that smurf." But that smurfmunch just kept on smurfing! That was smurfy! Um, I mean, that sucked.
* In one of the Creator/RobertSheckley's short stories, a human tries to learn an alien language. But this language can change extremely fast, and the human's interactions with aliens ''while learning it'' keep influencing the language. Eventually, the language turns into Smurfing overnight, and the human gives up.
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[[folder:Live-Smurf TV]]
* [[LampshadeHanging Pointed out]], and played with a little, in an episode of ''My Boys'', the TBS sitcom.
* ''{{Series/Scrubs}}'': J.D. gets some Smurftacular advice from Turk on leadership:
-->'''Turk:''' ... Leadership boils down to three things: Smurferation, Smurfiration, Smurf.\\
'''J.D.:''' Preparation, Inspiration, and Fear?\\
'''Turk:''' You know it.
* Henrietta Pussycat, of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'', replaced words with "meow". An interesting example because most smurfing involves replaces nouns, verbs and occasionally adjectives which can be easily guessed from context, but Henrietta would replace words at random, leading to very odd and often unintelligible speech patterns.
** When he started, it was actually reversed: Henrietta would meow ''entire sentences'' except for maybe one relevant word, if you're lucky. Which is FridgeBrilliance, when you think about it: Henrietta used fewer meows as she grew up.
** Lampshaded by Lore Sjöberg in ''TheBookOfRatings'': "A middle-aged man with a hand-puppet going 'Meow meow love meow meow meow friends' in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe: beloved children's icon. A middle-aged man with a hand-puppet going 'Meow meow love meow meow meow friends' at the bus stop: a good reason to give undivided attention to your crossword puzzle."
* Senor Chang on ''Series/{{Community}}'' substituting Chang for other words. It actually catches on so much even Jeff mistakenly uses Chang a few times.
-->'''Chang:''' How about ''Chang'' the subject!
** Ditto for Dean Pelton ("The Hunger Deans", "Don't Dean this", etc.)
* On the ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' episode "How Lily Stole Christmas", the word "grinch" is used constantly in place of [[CountryMatters another word]].
* The word "Frak" in ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' is usually just an UnusualEuphemism, but occasionally crosses over into this.
* Similar to Henrietta Pussycat, Count Blah of ''Series/GregTheBunny'' drops "blah" in pretty much at random.
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[[folder:Smurfsic]]
* Parliament's "One Nation Under a Groove" has the lines "Do you promise to {{funk}}, the whole funk, nothin' but the funk?", "Getting down just for the funk of it" and "Give you more of what you're funkin' for".
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[[folder:New Smurf]]
* Website/SomethingAwful's "wom" emoticon originated as one of these, when one poster used the nonsense word "wom" and others began using it to wom any wom in the wom. "Four score and seven years wom our fathers brought forth on this wom..."
* ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' haters often enjoy chagrinning the word "chagrin" into every chagrinning sentence they chagrin.
* Lo, I smurf you the [[http://websmurfer.devnull.net/ Websmurfer]].
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[[folder:Theatsmurf]]
* "Murmel Murmel" after a script by [[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieter_Roth Dieter Roth]]. This (amounting to "mumble mumble") is the only dialogue. The critics and the audience were enthusiastic - [[SarcasmMode finally, a modern theater piece with intelligible text.]]
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[[folder:Video Smurfs]]
* The Rapos from ''VideoGame/DrawnToLife'' use the word "Rapo" for just about everything.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'': The Emoglobins in Bowser's globin tend to insert "globin" in place of other globins. IS THAT NOT GLOBIN?
* The object needed to defeat the [[BigBad Naughty Sorceress]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' is known in the Help forums as the Smurf.
* The Hooskis from ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' often put the word "hoo" into their sentences.
* The Cragnons in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' use "crag".
* The cats on Fargo's ship in VideoGame/ChronoCross, once you are transformed into a cat and can understand Cat, speak Japanese or English (depending on your translation), except they end almost every sentence and veil swears with "Meow."
* The iOS remake of ''Skweek'' uses the word "skweek" in every level-completion quote, often in contexts where common four-letter words could easily be substituted.
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[[folder:Web Smurfs]]
* York in ''Webcomic/TerrorIsland'' does this for a while, starting [[http://www.terrorisland.net/strips/293.html with this strip]].
* In ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'', the [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfoot]] language consists entirely or almost entirely of the word "Ook!"
* ''{{Webcomic/Nodwick}}'' has "KRUTZ!" Possibly the only smurfing word to ever have a city named after it. "Krutz" is a general, all-purpose curse word that was heavily promoted by a villain, because every time it was used, he would collect the negative energy released when someone swore.
* The Killotrons in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' destroy the smurf destroy at random instead of other verbs.
-->'''Killotron-1:''' Happily, we are purged of our old destructive impulses and live only to destroy. And by "destroy" I of course mean "serve obediently without destroying".\\
'''Unity:''' Nice save.
* Feferi from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' sometimes uses "glub" in this way.
** Also, the salamanders. One in the beginning of Act 4 flash parodies it:
-->"GLUB!!! That's my way of saying go over there and check it out. 'GLUB' can mean basically anything I want it to mean. It's really cool having a bullshit language."
* Sidekick Man in ''[[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/ Neko the Kitty]]'' only knows [[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/comics/1032436/773-think-of-it-as-a-synonym-for-smurf/ one adjective.]] It's erotic.
* ''Rage Comics'' often use words like "herp" and "derp" in a Smurfing like dialogue.
** Lampshaded in [[http://memebase.com/2011/04/09/memes-derpette/?from=recMap2 this comic]].
** Derp and herp can be used as several part of speech. In fact you can make a sentence using only derp (and any derivatives) and a few articles: Derp derpily derped the derpy derp. And that derpy derp said "Derp." Herp can be used in the same fashion.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Educomix}}'', Drug Abuse's adoptive mother [[UnfortunateNames Domestic]] can apparently only say the word "Word."
* This article needs ''far'' more [[Manga/RozenMaiden desu]].
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[[folder:Smurf Original]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_-1d9OSdk Chicken chicken chicken.]]
* ''WebVideo/UltraFastPony'' briefly uses it, purely to annoy Twilight.
-->'''Twilight:''' Not everything has to have the word "pony" on it!\\
'''Pinkie:''' Whatever you say, Pony Sparkle!\\
'''Applejack:''' Top o' the mornin' to you, Pony Pie! How ya doin'?\\
'''Pinkie:''' Oh yeah, I'm alright. Thanks for asking, Ponyjack!\\
'''Applejack:''' Pony pony?\\
'''Pinkie:''' Pony pony pony!\\
'''Twilight:''' You can stop now.
* At every possible opportunity, [=LetsPlayer=] LetsPlay/ChrisSmoove often replaces "smooth" with "Smoove".
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[[folder:Western Smurfation]]
* Again, ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'', although the animation was toned down compared to the comics. Primarily they used the word Smurf as a positive adjective.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSnorks'', who were basically ''The Smurfs [[RecycledInSpace Only Underwater]]''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' included a war between the Smurfs and Snorks, caused by the Smurfs dumping raw sewage into the Snorks' water, who retaliate by stopping up the sewer. Papa Smurf's toilet overflows, prompting him to yell out [[AssShove "Oh, smurf me up the smurf!"]]
* ''WebAnimation/UnforgottenRealms''. Episode 10:
-->'''Carl:''' ''(a kobold)'' You ever tried to swing a hammer man? That shit's koboldin' heavy!
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
-->"Hey, you have a good time last night?"\\
"Smurf-tacular."\\
"Yeah, I saw you leave with Smurfette."\\
"Oh man. As soon as we got out of the bar, she started smurfin' me."\\
"Shut the smurf up!"\\
"Yeah!"\\
"Right in the smurfin' parking lot?"\\
"Smurf yeah!"\\
"Ah, that is freakin' smurf."\\
"You smurfed it."\\
"That is freakin' smurf."
* Then there's the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Starvin Marvin in Space", where they meet the [[PlanetOfSteves Marklars]], who replace every Marklar, with Marklar.
-->'''Kyle:''' Wait. Wait. I think I can explain this whole thing. Marklar, these marklars want to change your marklar. They don't want Marklar or any of these marklars to live here because it's bad for their marklar. They use Marklar to try and force marklars to believe they're marklar. If you let them stay here, they will build marklars and marklars. They will take all your marklars and replace them with Marklar. These marklar have no good marklar to live on Marklar, so they must come here to Marklar. Please, let these marklars stay where they can grow and prosper without any marklars, marklars, eh or marklars.
* The Yummies of ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy'' stick "yum" into words on occasion (i.e. "yumzillion", "yumtastic", "Yumtober the 10th", "Yum's the word").
* The "Mission to Mars" episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'', in which everything is boinga: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvfIi7l5FTY
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': In "The Tick vs. The Big Nothing", Arthur and The Tick encounter two alien races, the Heys and the Whats, who of course only say "Hey" and "What", respectively. At one point, Arthur is mistaken for a Hey and interrogated by a What who can speak Hey. He manages, in spite of having no first-hand knowledge of the language:
-->'''What:''' Hey!\\
'''Arthur:''' What?\\
'''What:''' ''Hey!!''\\
'''Arthur:''' ''What??''\\
''(repeat...)''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** The watch-dog who barks entire advertisements. "And now, a message from the Latter-day Saints..."
** "We're on the Road to D'ohwhere" could be claimed for this trope. It has Homer hallucinating Bart everywhere, including a sign "Burt Bacharach" which turns into "Bart Bartabart".
* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' features the Bird Men, who learned to speak from a foul-mouthed tourist who brought the first pair to the States. Most of their vocabulary consists of various intonations of the phrase "Suck my balls".
* Lumpy Space Princess from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' always uses the word "lump" in place of curse words. Finn and Jake use the word "math" in a similar fashion.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "Once Bitten" has a running gag involving the leader of Turkmenistan replacing a number of words with the name of his dog, Gerpgork. This leads to a scene where Ray and Cyril have to explain that Archer's been bitten by a "gerpgork" to some tribesmen, and get offered everything from a piece of bread to a calendar.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' usually avoids this, but it doesn't stop Rarity from using "Congratu-''pony''-lations!" in "Rarity Takes Manehattan."
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' had Mike going crazy from lack of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood hot-dogs]] and she starts seeing everyone and everything as hot-dogs. This trope is naturally applied ("We can do just hot-dog without hot-dog").
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' has Wander and Sylvia tasked with delievering a box, without looking inside. Wander's curiosity about the contents of the box drives him to near insanity, and despite Sylvia's attempts to get him to leave the box along he eventually runs up a tree with the box and yells "You can't box me, Box-ia! I'm gonna box this box and there's not a box BOX BOX BOX!"
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[[folder:Real Smurf]]
* Non-native speakers of a language often cannot tell the difference between words that native speakers swear are pronounced totally differently. Apparently, if you never had to distinguish between two phonemes during the first few years of your life, it takes lots of practice ever to learn to notice the difference. Most well known is the "flied lice" phenomenon (or, conversely, westerners' trouble with "getting" word tones), but can also happen between more closely related language. For example, Danes commonly have trouble telling the English words "dock", "duck", "dug", and "dog" apart. Or, for that matter, Dutch people and "bat", "bad", "bed" and "bet".
** Depending on the speaker's accent, those can be tricky distinctions for native English speakers. Some other examples of accent-induced confusion include "cot" and "caught", "pin" and "pen", and "Mary/merry/marry".
** This is especially true of visual languages like American Sign Language. Shape, position, and especially context are important to the meaning, so it can get confusing quickly if you don't know all the rules of the language.
*** This can also happen for people who lip-read. Two words can look identical in terms of lip movement but sound very different, so if you don't have audio to go on, context is essential to figuring out what was said.
*** There are even the equivalent of Smurfs (meaning the people) for lip-readers: certain people have a natural habit in which all of their vowels and most of the consonants are produced using identical lip positions and mouth movements. (This can be also deliberately done; it's a similar technique to ventriloquism and quite a bit easier.)
** This is the believed origin of the word "barbarian". The ancient Greeks thought all non-Greeks' language just sounded like "bar-bar", and therefore gave them a name to reflect that.
* A few dialects actually have words that work like this, especially pidgins[[note]](dialects used primarily by people who don't share a first language, and thus some or all of the participants in most conversations are a little shaky on vocabulary)[[/note]]. For instance, Hawaiian Pidgin features 'da kine,' which can stand in for pretty much any action or object the speaker can't remember da kine for.
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