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 /hɛl/

  • A place regarded in various religions as a spiritual realm of evil and suffering, often traditionally depicted as a place of perpetual fire beneath the earth where the wicked are punished after death
  • A state or place of great suffering; an unbearable experience
    • – I’ve been through hell
    • – he made her life hell

exclamation /hɛl/

  • Used to express annoyance or surprise or for emphasis
    • – oh, hell—where will this all end?
    • – hell, no, we were all married
  • Expressing anger, contempt, or disbelief
    • – who the hell are you?
    • – the hell you are!
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