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.



verb /dæm/
damned, past participle; damned, past tense; damning, present participle; damns, 3rd person singular present

  • (in Christian belief) Be condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell
    • be forever damned with Lucifer
  • Be doomed to misfortune or failure
    • the enterprise was damned
  • Condemn, esp. by the public expression of disapproval
    • intellectuals whom he damns as rigid doctrinaire idealists
  • Curse (someone or something)
    • she cleared her throat, damning it for its huskiness
    • damn him for making this sound trivial

exclamation /dæm/

  • Expressing anger, surprise, or frustration
    • Damn! I completely forgot!

adjective /dæm/

  • Used for emphasis, esp. to express anger or frustration
    • turn that damn thing off!
    • don’t be so damn silly!
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