These across the GeekWire workplaces know that I often prefer to drop an f-bomb or two each as soon as in a whereas. It’s not in anger, usually. It simply form of feels good rolling off the tongue.
Now, I’ve acquired an excuse for my potty mouth.
It’s a cultural factor. I’m from mom f***ing Ohio, dammit!
Marchex, the Seattle cell name promoting firm, used a refined name mining expertise to investigate particular swear phrases in additional than 600,000 cellphone calls between customers and companies (together with steadily cussed-at customer support reps at cable, Web and auto corporations).
The aim? Decide which states’ residents cuss essentially the most and which cuss the least.
What did they uncover?
Ohioans lead the nation in cussing, whereas Washingtonians are essentially the most correct of their alternative of phrases. Washington residents cuss each 300 conversations, in comparison with Ohio residents who cuss each 150. (No marvel I typically really feel like an outcast right here).
Clearly, there’s a cause for this. Have you ever ever encountered the bitterness of a Cleveland sports activities fan? You nearly need to cuss with the intention to relieve that stress.
As for me, I grew up simply a few miles away from the hometown of one of many legendary cursers of all-time, Corridor of Fame swearer (and chair thrower) Bobby Knight. For these not aware of Knight’s work, I offer you this roundup from the previous Indiana basketball coach:
Different findings from the Marchex survey, launched together with Nationwide Etiquette Week:
—66% of curses come from males.
—The calls that comprise essentially the most cursing are greater than 10 minutes lengthy. So the longer somebody is on the cellphone, the extra probably that conversion is to devolve.
—Calls within the morning are twice as more likely to produce cursing as calls within the afternoon or night.
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