Trivia

Hard

What Are Grawlixes Used To Conceal?

Internet Communication
Obscenities
Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Nudity

Answer: Obscenities

As early as 1902, cartoonists were using mixed typographical symbols to represent the letters of obscene words in the dialogue of their characters. Adult readers could easily translate “That guy, what a *#($ head!” into more colorful language, but the random characters instead of the actual word hypothetically kept obscenities away from children and, more practically, kept the censors away from the cartoonists.

The term “grawlix” to refer to this style of mixed typography was coined in 1964 by cartoonist Mort Walker in his extensive treatise on the medium entitled Lexicon of Comicana.

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Christmas Films Became A Classic Due To A Copyright Filing Error?

Trivia

Easy

Cats And Other Animals Used In Genetic Research Gain What Novel Ability?

Trivia

Hard

A Heat Burst Is An Incredibly Rare Atmospheric Phenomenon Associated With?

Trivia

Easy

Patients With “Alice In Wonderland Syndrome” Have Trouble Perceiving?

Trivia

Very Hard

Fans Of Popular Works Of Fiction Who Desire To See Their Favorite Characters In A Relationship Are Known As?

Trivia

Hard

The Longest-Lived Rodent Species Is The?

Trivia

Very Hard

Owners Of Which Early Personal Computer Were Instructed To Fix It By Dropping It?

Trivia

Very Hard

The First Commercial Coin-Operated Video Game Was?

Trivia

Hard

Which Novel Is Stephen King’s Longest?

Trivia

Very Hard

What Was The First Computer Generated TV Show?