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 /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
Full definition for Dick


A penis (plural penises or penes ) is the primary sexual organ that male and hermaphrodite animals use to inseminate sexually receptive mates (usually females and hermaphrodites respectively) during copulation. Such organs occur in many animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, but males do not bear a penis in every animal species, and in those species in which the male does bear a so-called penis, the penes in the various species are not necessarily homologous. For example, the penis of a mammal is at most analogous to the penis of a male insect or barnacle.

The term penis applies to many reproductive intromittent organs, but not to all; for example the intromittent organ of most cephalopoda is the hectocotylus, a specialised arm, and male spiders use their pedipalps. Even within the Vertebrata there are morphological variants with specific terminology, such as hemipenes.

In most species of animals in which there is an organ that might reasonably be described as a penis, it has no major function other than intromission, or at least conveying the sperm to the female, but in the placental mammals the penis bears the distal part of the urethra, which discharges both urine during urination and semen during copulation as the occasion requires. [...]

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