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
Full definition for ass


The buttocks (singular: buttock) are two rounded portions of the anatomy, located on the posterior of the pelvic region of apes (including humans), and many other bipeds or quadrupeds, and comprise a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscles. Physiologically, the buttocks enable weight to be taken off the feet while sitting. In many cultures, they play a role in sexual attraction. Many cultures have also used them as a safe target for corporal punishment. There are several connotations of buttocks in art, fashion, culture and humor, and the English language is replete with many popular synonyms. In humans they are located between the lower back and the perineum. [...]

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