* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'':
** The author pushed to allow B.D. to swear ("SON OF A BITCH!") when he wakes up after losing a leg in Iraq. This is significant because newspaper comics have extremely strict clamps on their subject matter. A few papers dropped the strip, most simply edited the line; a few kept it as-is, with the paper's editor stating it was {{justified|Trope}}.
** Melissa saying "That's '''sergeant''' bitch to you", which seemed to just be for the sake of the punchline.
* The [[http://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2010/07/15 15th July 2010 strip]] of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' featured Pig's sole ''direct''[[note]]He swore at least twice when repeating things Rat said[[/note]] use of SymbolSwearing as a TakeThat against British Petroleum[[note]]The company indirectly responsible for [[https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Deepwater_Horizon_oil_spill the Deepwater horizon oil spill]][[/note]]. He even said that he's "never said a bad word in the strip before".
* Believe it or not, ''CalvinAndHobbes'' came audaciously close to this trope in 1986:
-->''[Calvin hands Hobbes a book.]''
-->'''Calvin:''' What does this word mean?
-->'''Hobbes:''' Which one?
-->'''Calvin''' ''[pointing]'' That long one.
-->''[Hobbes sees the word - and his eyes bug out, he claps his paw over his mouth, he jumps into the air, and his fur goes all bristly. Finally, he relaxes.]''
-->'''Hobbes''' ''[lying]'': [[BlatantLies I don't know.]]
-->'''Calvin:''' You do too!
** The only time there was actually a curse spoken in the strip was [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/12/14 also 1986]], where upon seeing that "Be" only got him two points in TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}}, Calvin states "2 POINTS? IS THAT [[SymbolSwearing @#$%]] ALL?", which was just done to have Hobbes say "My, this game ''does'' teach new words!".
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