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.



noun /æs/
asses, plural

  • A hoofed mammal of the horse family with a braying call, typically smaller than a horse and with longer ears
  • (in general use) A donkey
  • A foolish or stupid person
    • – that ass of a young man

noun /æs/
asses, plural

  • vulgar. A person’s buttocks or anus
  • vulgar. A stupid, irritating, or contemptible person
  • vulgar. Women regarded as a source of sexual gratification
  • vulgar. Oneself (used in phrases for emphasis)
    • – get your ass in here fast
    • – the bureaucrat who wants everything in writing so as to cover his ass
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