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.

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noun /bɪtʃ/
bitches, plural

  • A female dog, wolf, fox, or otter
  • informal. A spiteful or unpleasant woman
  • vulgar. A woman
  • informal. A difficult or unpleasant situation or thing
    • the stove is a bitch to fix
  • informal. A complaint
    • my big bitch is that there’s nothing new here

verb /bɪtʃ/
bitched, past participle; bitched, past tense; bitches, 3rd person singular present; bitching, present participle

  • informal. Express displeasure; grumble
    • - they bitch about everything
    • - we’re tired of your bitching
Full definition for Bitch


Bitch, literally meaning a female dog, is a slang pejorative for a person, commonly a woman, who is belligerent, unreasonable, malicious, a control freak, rudely intrusive or aggressive. When applied to a man, bitch is a derogatory term for a subordinate.

Its original use as a vulgarism, documented to the fourteenth century, suggested high sexual desire in a woman, comparable to a dog in heat. The range of meanings has expanded in modern usage. In a feminist context, it can indicate a strong or assertive woman. [...]

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