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Precision F Strike: Newspaper Comics
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- 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.
- Melissa saying "That's sergeant bitch to you", which seemed to just be for the sake of the punchline.
- The 15th July 2010 strip of Pearls Before Swine featured Pig's sole directnote He swore at least twice when repeating things Rat said use of Symbol Swearing as a Take That against British Petroleumnote The company indirectly responsible for the Deepwater horizon oil spill. He even said that he's "never said a bad word in the strip before".
- Believe it or not, Calvin and Hobbes 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]: I don't know.Calvin: You do too!