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"Some characters just don't swear and have their clean tongue as a personality trait."
It's not entirely clear to me; should that be on the page or not? There are some such characters listed, like Omar Little or Alan from The Hangover. Should that be a separate trope?
"No swearing at all" is a different trope from "mild swearing only" I would say.
My point was that there are characters listed here who use no or only mild swearing as a matter of principle in shows that allow profanity. This seems to be a different trope.
This never resolved, but three years later there still seems to be the same issue: this trope's definition doesn't clearly distinguish between minced oaths enforced by the writers to keep things G-rated, and minced oaths as a character trait in an otherwise uncensored work, where it's the individual in-universe character, rather than the writers, the meddling executives, or the Moral Guardians, that has an objection to strong profanity.
If minced-oath-as-characterization is covered by this trope, then the definition (both long-form and laconic) should be edited to reflect this.
If it's not covered, then a new trope should be launched to cover it, because I'm pretty sure it is an actual characterization device that many works use.
I'm not sure about listing Mirage's TMNT comics on here. While, "dung" is definitely used as a minced oath, there were still mild swears like "damn" and "hell" thrown around, which I don't think counts as the trope.
I am newly known and learning how to do these things. I've just added an entry under Live Action Television to note from the TV series "Bewitched" Samantha's catch phrase of "oh my stars" as well as the use of "my fat aunt Harriet" as a scoff. At this stage I have linked the cross-reference to "catch phrase" incorrectly, but as the article is currently checked out I cannot correct it. If someone catches it before I can, I would appreciate the assist.
PS: Bowdlerizing a page on profanity is nucking futs.
Yeah, the page shouldn't be bowdlerized, but if the edit history is to be believed that was done by you. Do you have a browser plugin that automatically filters such words even in input forms like the edit screen or something?
Yes, explained in the bowdlerizing thread. Apologies again.
No problem :)
These examples from the Real Life section are problematic. Firstly the Real Life section is for real life examples, not fictional examples. Secondly, they aren't examples of the trope. They aren't uses of a weak swearword as a strong one, they are unintentional swears in a cross-cultural context.
It would appear that someone recently went through and bowdlerized the entire fucking page. I'm not sure if this was intended to be ironic or not, but it renders large parts of the description incomprehensible. I don't have the time now to revert all of it, but I'll try to start . . .
I agree. It's basically unreadable. Reading the page history, it was a Troper named Niddik. We likely have either a troll or and idiot who was replacing everything, including changing the word "Passenger" to "P***enger". Even the word "God" is censored.
EDIT: I reverted everything before The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob. Somebody else can do the rest.
Well, unless I've overlooked something, the revert is finished. Thanks to everyone who helped out!
I was about to say, last time I was here, there was definitely evidence of a Bluenose Bowdlerizer at work. I'm glad it's fixed now.
Someone's at it again. I'm reverting it - there's hardly any point at censoring a page that's supposed to provide information about swearing. If said user wants to reinstate the edits, please discuss it here.
I'm a newbie. I'm not sure I caused the trouble here, but if so it was entirely an accident. I have a swear filter on my browser, because I want to censor what *I* see. However, I would never take it upon myself to censor what *others* see. Unfortunately, when my swear filter turned all of the f-words and g-d's into ****, and I sent in my edit, apparently the asterisks carried through to the page. I apologize sincerely and will remember to turn off filters before I edit again.
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