"Since when are you just supposed to throw a sword, anyway? I mean swinging it at your enemy would have worked nicely, but no! He [Prince Myer] throws it. And where the hell does he get all these swords?"
"Only Porthos could invent a new way of disarming himself."
— Aramis, The Three Musketeers (1973)
"Ever try just throwing something at a guy with a hostage? Of course not, who the hell does that? But that is exactly why it works every time."
"Huh, I guess arrows are for sissies, real men throw swords."
— Graham, Unskippable
[Rincewind] drew his sword and, in a smooth overarm throw, completely failed to hit the troll.
"SWORD, USE SLASH ATTACK!"