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 /ˈbæstɝd/
bastards, plural

  • A person born of parents not married to each other
  • An unpleasant or despicable person
    • he lied to me, the bastard!
  • A person (used to suggest an emotion such as pity or envy)
    • the poor bastard
    • he was a lucky bastard
  • A difficult or awkward thing, undertaking, or situation
    • it’s been an absolute bastard of a week

adjective /ˈbæstɝd/

  • Born of parents not married to each other; illegitimate
    • bastard child
  • (of a thing) No longer in its pure or original form; debased
    • bastard Darwinism
  • (of a handwriting script or typeface) Showing a mixture of different styles
Full definition for Bastard