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[[File:Data, Oh Shit.jpg|thumb|"''Oh, shit!''"]]
 
A '''colorful metaphor''', or '''profanity''', is a use of [[slang]] language or physical expression intended to emphasize derision, curses, or other emotional outbursts. Although such usages were uncommon in the [[23rd century|23rd]] and [[24th century|24th centuries]], they were an essential part of [[20th century]] conversation, seen in the novels of "giants" such as [[Jacqueline Susann]] and [[Harold Robbins]].
 
A '''colorful metaphor''', or '''profanity''', is a use of [[slang]] language or physical expression intended to emphasize derision, curses, or other emotional outbursts. Although such usages were uncommon in the [[23rd century|23rd]] and [[24th century|24th centuries]], they were an essential part of [[20th century]] conversation, seen in the novels of "giants" such as [[Jacqueline Susann]] and [[Harold Robbins]].
   
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In [[2155]], [[ambassador]]s at the meeting to form the [[Coalition of Planets]] noted that [[xenophobic]] Humans were using "language that is not programmed into the [[universal translator]]", which [[Nathan Samuels]] brushed off as emotional outbursts during a stressful time. ({{ENT|Terra Prime}})
 
In [[2155]], [[ambassador]]s at the meeting to form the [[Coalition of Planets]] noted that [[xenophobic]] Humans were using "language that is not programmed into the [[universal translator]]", which [[Nathan Samuels]] brushed off as emotional outbursts during a stressful time. ({{ENT|Terra Prime}})
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''In [[2258]] of an [[alternate reality]], young {{alt|James T. Kirk}}, banished to [[Delta Vega (Vulcan system)|Delta Vega]] for attempted "[[mutiny]]" on the orders of {{alt|Spock}}, used the "accurate" version of this metaphor, ''"Bullshit"'', when the old Vulcan who saved him from becoming a [[Hengrauggi|native beast]]'s dinner - who not only recognized him on sight but professed to be his lifelong friend - identified himself as [[Spock]]. ({{film|11}})''
   
 
In [[2285]], [[Doctor]] [[Leonard McCoy]] referred to [[Spock]] as "''that green-blooded son of a bitch''", while suffering from the transfusion of the [[Vulcan]]'s ''[[katra]]'' into his own mind. ({{film|3}})
 
In [[2285]], [[Doctor]] [[Leonard McCoy]] referred to [[Spock]] as "''that green-blooded son of a bitch''", while suffering from the transfusion of the [[Vulcan]]'s ''[[katra]]'' into his own mind. ({{film|3}})
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The [[Species 8472]] recreation of [[Boothby]], stationed on [[Terrasphere 8]], referred to the concepts making up the [[United Federation of Planets]]: "tolerance for all species, the Prime Directive" as "[[targ]] [[manure]]," during talks with [[Kathryn Janeway]] and the [[senior staff]] of {{USS|Voyager}}. In response to those statements, [[Tuvok]] corrected Boothby and stated "''your metaphor is colorful, but inaccurate.''" ({{VOY|In the Flesh}})
 
The [[Species 8472]] recreation of [[Boothby]], stationed on [[Terrasphere 8]], referred to the concepts making up the [[United Federation of Planets]]: "tolerance for all species, the Prime Directive" as "[[targ]] [[manure]]," during talks with [[Kathryn Janeway]] and the [[senior staff]] of {{USS|Voyager}}. In response to those statements, [[Tuvok]] corrected Boothby and stated "''your metaphor is colorful, but inaccurate.''" ({{VOY|In the Flesh}})
 
''In [[2258]] of an [[alternate reality]], young {{alt|James T. Kirk}}, banished to [[Delta Vega (Vulcan system)|Delta Vega]] for attempted "[[mutiny]]" on the orders of {{alt|Spock}}, used the "accurate" version of this metaphor, ''"Bullshit"'', when the old Vulcan who saved him from becoming a [[Hengrauggi|native beast]]'s dinner - who not only recognized him on sight but professed to be his lifelong friend - identified himself as [[Spock]]. ({{film|11}})''
 
   
 
[[Miles O'Brien]] used mild [[Irish]] expletives, usually the word "bloody." On one particular occasion, when [[Molly O'Brien]] fell into the past through a [[time portal]] on the planet [[Golana]], he used the stronger expletive "bollocks" when some of the equipment he used in an attempt to retrive her malfunctioned. ({{DS9|Emissary|Q-Less|Empok Nor|Time's Orphan}})
 
[[Miles O'Brien]] used mild [[Irish]] expletives, usually the word "bloody." On one particular occasion, when [[Molly O'Brien]] fell into the past through a [[time portal]] on the planet [[Golana]], he used the stronger expletive "bollocks" when some of the equipment he used in an attempt to retrive her malfunctioned. ({{DS9|Emissary|Q-Less|Empok Nor|Time's Orphan}})

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