It's always a shock to see swearing in a newspaper comic strip. At least to me. I can't remember the first time I saw a swear word in a comic strip. I want to say it may have been Outland or something. For some reason, For Better or For Worse sticks out. I'm sure Doonesbury has had one or two swear words. Usually the words were used for emphasis on something--to show great emotion in what was happening. This is first time I've ever seen them used to angrily hope that someone's husbands was suffering in eternal damnation.