If there’s one thing I learned growing up in the South it’s that Northerners are rude and “cussing” is the verbal ammunition fired by losers.
OK, that’s two things that may not even be true, but, if you put them together, you get something called “research.”
According to a new study, Southerners don’t cuss as much as Northerners.
Ohio, which has to put up with more political ads than any other state in the country, curses the most, according to a new study.
How was this determined?
The Marchex Institute, which must be akin to the Everest Institute for the NSA, used fancy computers to scan 600,000 customer service phone calls and counted how often people in different states unloaded on the poor saps that have to work in customer service.
Other foul-mouthed states in the top 5 include Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois.
Washington, whose “chillaxed” population is under the effect of legalized marijuana, dropped the bong – I mean f-bomb – the least. Washington is also home to Marchex, so they probably cheated to make themselves look good.
Ohioans used profanity every 150 phone calls. Washington folks cursed half as often.
In honor of National Etiquette Week, phone call data was also scanned for phrases like “thank you,” “please” and “I reckon.”
Unsurprisingly, Southern states were named “Most Courteous.”
Georgians said kind words fifth most often. First and second place were secured by our good neighbors South Carolina and North Carolina.
Louisiana, a state of schizophrenia which can only be explained by the brave soul who has dated someone from that alcohol-soaked area, came in fourth on cursing and courtesy.
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