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This is the most offensive coloring book you’ll ever see

If you can understand it.


Lyz Lenz


Posted on May 4, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 8:29 pm CDT

Christine Rai lives in Queens, New York, and she loves to swear. In fact, she loves swearing so much, she made a coloring book about it.

Rai told the Daily Dot in an email: 

I wanted to capture that feeling when you learn a new curse word as a child and laugh at how shocking but funny it is to say and use, so the drawings are innocent-looking and unrelated to profanity. It started with me writing out the words against a colorful background..and then evolved into colorful doodles with the words. And at the suggestion of a friend, I began doing line drawings to eventually become this coloring book. 

The project first started as an Instagram account where Rai posted pictures of her favorite international swear words.

Rai’s favorite curse word right now is “cabrón,” which she describes as Spanish for “male goat.” She explains, “It’s also slang for cuckold and has varying degrees of vulgarity depending on the context it’s used in. So it can mean anything from ‘dude’ to ‘motherfucker’ depending on delivery and circumstance.”

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*First Published: May 4, 2016, 11:00 am CDT