Talk:Teen Girl Squad Issue 3

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[edit] Disputed Fun Fact/Removing comment from article

I just removed the following three points from the fun facts listing. These were actually in the article! (I've added the sigs so that it now resembles a conversation.)

  • This is the only cartoon on the site that contains some kind of swear word ("hella") if you don't count "crap". -- User:
  • I disagree with previous fact, I believe homestar says "f___in'" in an easter egg of the "army" email. -- User:
  • I disagree with this previous fact. Homestar says "freakin'" or "frickin'," but no "f___in'." However, an easter egg of Parsnips-A-Plenty has Old Timey Strong Bad saying the word "Hell," though not as a swear but as a reference to the place. -- User:

The "hella" issue has come up before. It isn't a swear word. Also, "frickin'" and "freakin'" have been used in many places. -- Tom 11:38, 7 Dec 2004 (MST)

Couldn't you agree that it's derived from what's generally used as a swear word?

I agree, this is the only instance ever on h*r where any deviation of a swear word is used in context.Robert Benedicio

Yes, but saying that would make the fact sound stupid. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 20:29, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
And besides, it's not. Way back in trevor the vampire, Strong Bad types "What the f", which is in my book closer to a swear than "hella," because it lacks the diluting effect of colloquial ubiquity. —AbdiViklas 07:05, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
It lacks the what of the what now? Sorry, that's beyond even my vocabulary. --DorianGray
I think he's saying that the informal, everyday use of "hella" as seen in the toon weakens its overall impact to the point that it's not really a swear, whereas the F-word, especially when used as Strong Bad was about to use it, still packs quite a punch. — It's dot com 08:04, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
Yeah. What he said. (It keeps lurking in the back of my mind that there's another similar example; something that lead me to think that they weren't initially as locked into "family friendly"ness and it just kind of developed that way... but I can't remember it.) —AbdiViklas 08:08, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
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