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Nov 13th 2019 at 12:32:31 PM •••

With how often this trope is being misused on moments pages and pretty much any quote that says \"fuck,\" I\'m beginning to think it should be renamed to something less ambiguous, e.g. \"sudden OOC curse\" or something to that effect. Something that makes it more obvious that it\'s for instances where a character suddenly utters a swear word much stronger than what their typical vocabulary exists of as an indicator of them being pushed to their emotional limits.

Overall, \"Precision F-Strike\" seems to be one of the most widely misused tropes on this site at the moment, and I feel a name change to something more immediately specific could help address that issue.

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Nov 13th 2019 at 12:36:01 PM •••

Addendum: maybe \"OOC cursing is serious business\" might be a better name, since it better reflects the fact that the uncharacteristically strong swear word is meant to hold emotional significance and either make a point or indicate the aforementioned exceeded emotional limits.

Apr 13th 2018 at 5:17:56 AM •••

Can the "n****r" or "n"***a" (rhymes with "trigger" or "trigga") be considered part of the Precision F-Strike if used as a sudden outburst?

In the Sanford and Son episode "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe", when Fred's old friend Grip comes over and tells Aunt Esther that he claims to be Lamont's father, Esther angrily jumps up and tells Grip: "What the hell did you just say, n***a?"

Aug 15th 2016 at 8:08:11 PM •••

This trope has literally become: "someone uses the F-word." It's lost it's meaning.

Mar 2nd 2014 at 1:01:30 AM •••

Is anyone else tired of seeing tropers use Precision F-Strike in reviews and YMMV pages? I see it pop up from time-to-time in reviews, and I see it all the time in pages like Crowning Moment Of Awesome.

It's just so goofy. I know the troper is trying to seem badass (especially when they're describing their own experiences, like in Dethroning Moment Of Suck, where it pops up all the time) or outraged, but in reality it makes them look like they're trying way too hard.

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Mar 2nd 2014 at 1:32:27 AM •••

They are all probably misuse anyhow. Also, this trope does not really belong on YMMV tabs.

Dec 16th 2012 at 1:33:22 AM •••

This trope is being used for every usage of the word "fuck" or any other swear word around the wiki. It's becoming annoying.

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Feb 7th 2013 at 2:50:33 PM •••

I have to agree here. Not many people know what its meant to be for anymore. Hell, they attribute it to people who swear and drop F bombs all the fucking time and yet suddenly they say fuck in one sentence and it counts for this trope? I think this trope needs a sorting.

Aug 11th 2013 at 8:34:43 PM •••

Maybe the article should be deleted - or it should at least undergo a cleanup like what happened with Understatement. The misuse of the trope is enraging.

Feb 11th 2012 at 3:52:54 PM •••

Has anyone noticed that this trope applies to

Aug 15th 2011 at 6:27:55 PM •••

Can we get a page quote that's an actual F-strike, maybe? I know that lots of tropers are The Dark Knight fans, but it's not a clear example of the trope.

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Aug 16th 2011 at 9:09:53 AM •••

Eh? The Dark Knight isn't the page quote...

Edit: D'oh, didn't realize it had changed since you posted. Nevermind ^.^;

Edited by MrDeath
May 11th 2011 at 8:31:59 AM •••

Someone went Bluenose on us and censored a bunch of profanities. Fast Eddie uncensored the first few, but we're going to need to work together if we want to ultimately teach that Bluenose a lesson.

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May 11th 2011 at 8:33:14 AM •••

Fast Eddie still seems to have the page locked. I think that's what he's doing right now.

Edit: At least I thought he was. Apparently not.

Edited by MrDeath
Mar 7th 2011 at 8:24:54 AM •••

Does anyone know what the idiomatic F Strikes for Japanese and Spanish are?

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Apr 13th 2018 at 4:56:59 AM •••

The Spanish verb "chingar" is the Spanish equivalent of the F-bomb; it means "to f***". "Chingando" is the gerund form, meaning "f***ing".

"Cagar" (verb), "cagado", and "mierda" are the Spanish equivalents of "s*** !", "bull**** !", or "crap".

Edited by snichols1973
Nov 30th 2010 at 3:43:56 PM •••

Can we remove the link to the repair shop discussion? It's old and solidly resolved.

Nov 15th 2010 at 4:22:18 PM •••

Y'know, I've had an idea in my head regarding a picture to go with this trope:

Imagine one of those word clouds, with gray text against a black background. The words get bigger the closer to the center they are, and smaller near the edges. Nearly all of the text consists of mundane, boring, everyday words that nobody would blink at. But right the middle of the cloud, there's a single word that's colored bright red: FUCK.

Type the word in the image. This goes away if you get known.
If you can't read this one, hit reload for the page.
The next one might be easier to see.

How well does it match the trope?

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