Fact #727: A string of typographical symbols (such as “@#$%&!”) used to represent an obscenity or swearword is called a “grawlix.”

Source: http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/10/09/the_grawlix_how_the_katzenjammer_kids_comic_strip_pioneered_the_use_of_typographical.html

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