'''Basic Trope''': A show refuses to use swearing, preferring to use more childish workarounds.
* '''Straight''': Bob is a full-grown adult, yet verses his displeasure with phrases like "goshdang it!" and "oh, crud!"
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob is a Mafia don who's just seen his entire mob gunned down by InspectorJavert and a squad of cops. It comes to the final showdown, and he comes out, guns blazing, screaming "DIE, you... doodooheads!"
* '''Downplayed''':
** Bob normally doesn't swear, but every now and then he'll use a [[PrecisionFStrike Precision Darn Strike]].
** "Oh Crap!" is said instead of "Oh Shit!"
* '''Justified''':
** In the entire universe where the story takes place in, they ARE considered swear words. Fuck is the more toned down version of Fudge.
** Bob is around kids a lot, and prefers to use those variants on the words.
** Bob's religion frowns upon cussing, or even forbids it entirely. But, Bob is only human, and thus is prone to displeasure (and the need/desire to voice that displeasure) now and then, so he works around the "No cussing" rule this way.
** Bob personally finds swearing distasteful, but this is a deliberate character trait rather than a demand of the MoralGuardians.
** Serious swearing is concealed behind a NarrativeProfanityFilter, but the milder ones are quoted verbatim. "Bob proceeded to call Charlie a git, a jerk, and several other things the author would blush to reproduce."
* '''Inverted''': ClusterFBomb, SirSwearsALot
* '''Subverted''': "[[{{Webcomic/XKCD}} What a gosh-darn cunt!]]"
* '''Double Subverted''': "What a gosh darn [[LastSecondWordSwap cunnn...try music fan!]]"
* '''Parodied''':
** Bob is a shock-jock down at the local radio station. What you'd expect to be a very profane show is instead very childish.
** Bob speaks {{Angrish}} when he gets mad, and no-one save God knows what he's actually saying, as it sounds like a slobbering dog mixed with mindless seething and [[ForeignCussWord dirty Japanese and Spanish words]]. However, anyone who overhears it [[TakeOurWordForIt is horrified]].
** UnusualEuphemism
* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob gets in a screaming row with a guy in a bar, without ever uttering a word unsuitable for children's television. On the way out he steps in a puddle; "Aw, [[PrecisionFStrike fuck.]]"
* '''Averted''':
** Bob swears at regular intervals, but nothing too insane.
** The show doesn't use phrases where swearing could logically go in the first place.
* '''Enforced''':
** "This show is watched by a lot of kids, so we can't show swearing!"
** "This show is generally a ClusterFBomb, so having that one guy never swear will make him stand out and be an early hint towards his being a KnightTemplar."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Nice language. What are you, a [[MisplacedKindergartenTeacher kindergarten teacher]]?"
* '''Invoked''': Bob prefers to tone down the foul language specifically so that [[PrecisionFStrike when he does breaks it out]], [[OutOfCharacterMoment you know he REALLY means it]].
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "I may be around kids who don't know any better, but still... fucking hell, man!"
* '''Discussed''': "You see, if everyone knows you never use serious curses normally, it has [[PrecisionFStrike more impact]] when you really need it."
* '''Conversed''': "Goddamn kids shows, what kind of DrillSergeantNasty says "fiddlesticks"?"
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob sees his refusing to swear as a mark of deep personal morality, balancing out his less salubrious qualities such as [[KickTheDog serial puppy murdering]]. He's contrasted with a foul-mouthed hero in a story with AnAesop about censorship being Bad, M'kay?
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob knows how to swear... he just prefers not to.
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Bob curses all the time when he's calm but when he's in rage mode, he'll start using "Gosh dangnabit"-ish swears.
** Bob is a gritty, chain-smoking {{Badass}} who is surrounded by people who swear like sailors, but he never uses anything more harsh than "friggin'." People are too scared of him to ask why.
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Push off back to GoshDangItToHeck, ya darn chucklehead.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
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%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???