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Which State Is The Most %@$* Foul-Mouthed?

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Chris Queen

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December 6, 2013 - 9:00 am

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A six-month-old study of consumer phone calls has gone viral, and it reveals some fascinating things about which states’ residents use the most profanity and which are the most courteous.

Ohio ranked first among states where people were most likely to curse, swearing in one out of about every 150 phone conversations. Maryland came in second, followed by New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois.

The state less likely to drop the f-bomb or some other curse word? Washington. People there cursed once in about every 300 conversations — or half as much as Ohioans. Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas and Virginia rounded out the top five of what Marchex dubbed the “goody two-shoes” category.

The company also aggregated data on the states most likely to say “please” and “thank you.” South Carolina came in first, followed by North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and Georgia. The least courteous states were Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.

Mobile and technology company Marchex examined 600,000 consumer phone calls over a year, and their findings revealed even more specifics about profanity in phone conversations:

The data also found that:

  • 66% of curses come from men

  • The calls that contain the most cursing are more than 10 minutes long. So the longer someone is on the phone, the more likely that call is to devolve.

  • Calls in the morning are twice as likely to produce cursing as calls in the afternoon or evening.

So, I guess the lesson here is, if you see a number with an Ohio area code on your caller ID in the morning, brace yourself…

All Chris Queen wanted to be growing up was a game show host, a weather man, or James Bond. But his writing talent won out. By day, Chris is a somewhat mild-mannered office manager for an IT managed services provider, but by night, he keeps his finger on the pulse of pop culture and writes about it. In addition to his Disney obsession (as evidenced by his posts on this website), Chris's interests include college sports -- especially his beloved Georgia Bulldogs -- and a wide variety of music. A native of Marietta, GA, Chris moved with his family as a child to nearby Covington, GA, where he still makes his home. He is an active charter member of Eastridge Community Church and enjoys spending time with family and friends. In addition to his work at PJ Media, Chris spent nearly a year as a contributor to NewsReal Blog. He has also written for Celebrations Magazine and two newspapers in Metro Atlanta. Check out his website, www.chrisqueen.net.

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Big F@ckin Deal< Art in F@ckin Niles F@ckin Ohio
19 weeks ago
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The root says in Jersey "every SINGLE conversation, begins with "hey, ass h*le"

Unless youre a F*G that is....and thats pronounced Archie Bunker style...
Sort of like "fay-egg" but only one syllable.It cant be SPELLED, you gotta FEEL it.
Sounds like "vague" with an "F" but more punch than that

And only a F*g uses words like "vague" anyway....
Vague? Gimme a f*ckin break, If you dont know, just STFU then, ah-ite?

Vague.I got youre vague
19 weeks ago
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Oh-F*cking Hi Oh?

Number one?

Who the F*ck made up THIS list..

Jersey. End of story.

Because every SINGLE conversation, begins with "hey, ass h*le"
19 weeks ago
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O-H!
19 weeks ago
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So if I hold a door for someone in Louisiana, I can expect a "Thank you, mother*******"?
19 weeks ago
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The recycling of articles around here is getting old. There aren't sufficient curse words to describe the situation.
19 weeks ago
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whichever one i happen to be in at the moment.
19 weeks ago
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Thank you. :)

(Dave55 from Maryland)
19 weeks ago
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What a stupid f-cking survey.
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