Ohioans Are Really Effin Sweary

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Via the Atlantic, a new study shows that Ohioans are more likely to swear than residents of any other state in the Union. Researchers analyzed 12 months' worth of recorded phone calls with assorted customer service reps.

Following Ohio in the Swear Rankings were Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois.

Louisiana, oddly enough, turns up as one of the most courteous states as well, based on related data that tracked usage of "please" and "thank you" and other fundamental staples of spoken etiquette. Southern hospitality appears to be alive and well, though; the other ultra-courteous states were South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and Georgia.

Also, it turns out that the longer you're on the phone with a shitty customer service rep, the more likely you are to swear. Go figure.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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