Virtual Swear Jar Turns Your Potty Mouth Into Charity

'Charity Swear Box' urges you to donate $1 per bad word
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2011 11:02 AM CST

If your New Year’s resolution is to stop swearing so much, why not do some good at the same time? Giving a modern twist to the idea of putting money into a glass jar every time you curse, "Charity Swear Box" monitors your Twitter feed for naughty words. At the end of the month, the site will let you know how much you owe to charity—$1 per word. The total "caught" to date? Just a hair under $36,000.

The donation is suggested, not mandatory, Good notes, and some of the words on the list of no-nos aren't exactly obscenities: You'll find "hell" and "balls" (so some sports-theme tweets could appear to be dirty), along with creative spellings of common words, ie, azzhole. Users can direct their donation to one of four charities, including, suitably, F**k Cancer. (More cursing stories.)

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