%#@* that cartoon cursing!

What does one call the use of random non-alphabet characters to indicate cursing? It's a universally understood device, and is applied in both graphic and textual settings. It is such a commonly accepted staple that I assumed it must already be defined and described - but apparently it's not. See an initial query into this subject here. -lch.07.14.08 #

A post from the daily flow of linkage called Fresh Signals, at Coudal.com.