Helveticurse swear jar

Helveticurse is the exploration of a glossary-type website that contrasts the neutrality of Helvetica with the offensiveness of English curse words. Related content is pulled from Google, Wikipedia and Twitter.

Helveticurse is a CHEDONLINE project and is designed and developed with love and curiosity by Charles Lim aka Ched. It was inspired by sites like Newswordy and films like Helvetica.

Ever seen the documentary about the culture and history of the Helvetica typeface? Watch the whole thing above.


Clean type, dirty words.



verb /ʃɪt/
shat, past participle; shat, past tense; shit, past participle; shit, past tense; shits, 3rd person singular present; shitted, past participle; shitted, past tense; shitting, present participle

  • vulgar. Expel feces from the body
  • vulgar. Soil one’s clothes as a result of expelling feces accidentally
  • vulgar. Be very frightened

noun /ʃɪt/
shits, plural

  • vulgar. Feces
  • vulgar. An act of defecating
  • vulgar. A contemptible or worthless person
  • vulgar. Something worthless; garbage; nonsense
  • vulgar. Unpleasant experiences or treatment
  • vulgar. Personal belongings; stuff
  • vulgar. Any psychoactive drug, e.g., marijuana

exclamation /ʃɪt/

  • vulgar. An exclamation of disgust, anger, or annoyance
Full definition for shit


Shit is an English word that is usually considered vulgar and profane in Modern English. As a noun it refers to fecal matter, and as a verb it means to defecate; in the plural ("the shits") it means diarrhea. Shite is also a common variant in British English and Irish English. As a slang term, it has many meanings, including: nonsense, foolishness, something of little value or quality, trivial and usually boastful or inaccurate talk, or a contemptible person. It may also be used as an expression of annoyance, surprise, or anger. [...]

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