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 /dɪk/
dicks, plural

  • vulgar. A penis
  • vulgar. Anything at all
    • you don’t know dick about this—you haven’t a clue!

verb /dɪk/
dicked, past participle; dicked, past tense; dicking, present participle; dicks, 3rd person singular present

  • vulgar. Handle something inexpertly; meddle
    • he started dicking around with the controls
  • vulgar. (of a man) Have sexual intercourse with (someone)

noun /dɪk/
dicks, plural

  • A detective
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