: A character calls another (female) character a witch, where the word bitch would be more appropriate.
- Straight: Alice cheats on Bob, who then calls her a witch.
- Exaggerated: Alice kills Bob's entire family, burns down his house and kicks his dog a few times, but Bob still insists on calling her a witch
- Downplayed: Alice uses magic to do something bad to Bob, who calls her a witch.
- Alice really is a witch and did all those heinous things with her magic.
- Bob is so overwhelmed with anger that "witch" is the only good insult he could think of.
- Bob doesn't like to use misogynistic slurs, even if a woman is being mean to him.
- The story takes place in a world where "bitch" is only used to mean "female dog" and "witch" is used as a misogynistic insult.
- The "bitch/witch" switch was done as a censorship measure so it can air on TV (whether in America or overseas).
- Inverted: "Burn the bitch!"
- Subverted: "Alice you wicked little bitch..."
- Double Subverted: "...y witch!"
- "ALICE YOU FUCKING SHIT-HEADED WITCH!"
- Bob calls an actual female dog a witch.
- Alice is an intelligent dog riding a broom stick and raining magical destruction down from the sky. Everyone is confused as to which one to go with.
- People curse using phrases such as "Son of a witch" and "Payback's a witch".
- Zig Zagged: In front of kids or the Swear Jar, Bob will call Alice a witch, but other times he'll call her a bitch.
- Averted: Bob has no problems with using the B-word
- Enforced: Bob can't say "bitch" because he's either in the presence of children or he's the star of a TV show that is kid- or family-friendly.
- Lampshaded: "Why 'witch'? 'Bitch' would have gotten the point across much better"
- Invoked: "Alice you bi-" "You can't say that here!" "-g fat witch!"
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: "I don't care if I'm allowed to say it or not! You are still a bitch!"
- Discussed: "Nobody around here is ever willing to use the B-word"
- Conversed: "What is so heinous about calling her a bitch?"
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