grawlix

grawlix

A series of special characters, such as "@#$%&*," that are used to indicate either miscellaneous text, or more commonly, swear words. The term is attributed to Mort Walker, an American cartoonist known for his Beetle Bailey comic strip.
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Translates to 'never seen' Misophonia The irritation felt towards someone for eating or breathing too loudly Gowpen Two hands formed to make a bowl Keeper The loop on a belt that keeps the end in place after it has passed through the buckle Grawlix The punctuation used in place of swearing in comics and other written forms.