Saturday, January 18, 2020

Grawlixes: Creative Obfuscations of Certain Words

What the #@*% Is a ‘Grawlix'?

It’s a typographical symbol standing in for profanities, usually appearing in dialogue balloons in place of actual dialogue. It indicates feelings such as anger, confusion, obscenity, resentment and other likely emotions behind the language 

The grawlix originates in American comics, and was defined by Mort Walker in a 1964 article that was later collected in the 1980 book The Lexicon of Comicana. 

I am asking myself this question – should I now use grawlixes?

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