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Basic Trope: Characters use a fictional profanity in place of real ones.

  • Straight: The characters are rude with each other, but all curses are replaced by the phrase "swear word", as in "What the swear word are you talking about?"
  • Exaggerated: There are many Unusual Euphemisms, each used in a different context, e.g. "Beats the question out of me!"
  • Downplayed: The "swear word" euphemism is used alongside real euphemisms such as "darn" and "heck".
  • Justified:
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    • There are children present, so the characters can't use real profanities.
    • The characters are children, so they made up the euphemisms to get the adults off their back.
    • A character doesn't like cursing, so they make a few euphemisms up to use so they can "fit in" with the swearers.
  • Inverted: A ridiculous number of real profanities are used to mean completely innocious things, like saying "cumeater" to describe someone who enjoys Twinkies.
  • Subverted: After a constant battering of these euphemisms, in a very serious situation, a character says "Holy Shi...
  • Double Subverted: ...h Tzu!"
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: The euphemisms the cast use also have a Curse of the Ancients or two mixed in, so while it's not conventional swearing, some of them were at one time.
  • Averted:
    • Real profanities are used (either bleeped or unbleeped).
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    • No rude words are used at all.
  • Enforced: The writers had to keep it G-rated, right?
  • Lampshaded: "Why do we say 'what the swear word' instead of using actual swears? It's not like there are children around to hear us!"
  • Invoked: "You can't say that word. You have to use a made up word."
  • Exploited: The word used in the euphemism is a particular thing the cast (or the writer) doesn't like, turning its replacement into a Stealth Insult of sorts.
  • Defied: "Aw, the Hell with it! I'll say whatever the fuck I want and I don't give a damn who it pisses off!"
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "This is one rude show, but at least the characters use Unusual Euphemisms instead of real profanities."

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