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.



adjective /ˈblʌ.di/
bloodier, comparative; bloodiest, superlative

  • Covered, smeared, or running with blood
    • – a bloody body
  • Composed of or resembling blood
    • – a bloody discharge
  • Involving or characterized by bloodshed or cruelty
    • – a bloody coup
    • – the bloody tyrannies of Europe

verb /ˈblədē/
bloodied, past participle; bloodied, past tense; bloodies, 3rd person singular present; bloodying, present participle

  • Cover or stain with blood
    • – he ended the fight with his face bloodied and battered
    • – she has been bloodied in her three years on the commission

bloodier, comparative; bloodiest, superlative

  • vulgar. Used to express anger, annoyance, or shock, or simply for emphasis
    • – took your bloody time
    • – bloody Hell!—what was that?
    • – it’s bloody cold outside
  • Unpleasant or perverse
    • – don’t be too bloody to poor Jack
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