Ohio Against the World:Pottymouth edition

Abernathy Miller, Columbus Alive

Well Hell's bells kids, so much for Midwest manners!

Researchers at the Marchex Institute named Ohio the most foul-mouthed state in the U.S. based on the amount of swear words used in consumer phone calls, Twitter and Facebook posts, The Atlantic reported. Congratu-Effing-Lations everybody! We did it! Our grandmothers are going to be so proud... Well, maybe not.

Ohio was followed by Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois. Washington was found to be the state least likely to get their mouths washed out with soap, followed by Massachusetts.

I guess Washington makes sense, but I'm totally baffled by Massachusetts. I mean, have you seen "The Departed", it has Nicholson in it for f--- Oh, there I go again.

Apparently we are also pretty unlikely to say "please" and "thank you." I blame this on Chillicothe. I blame all of Ohio's downfalls on Chillicothe.

Other fun facts:

  • Men are more likely to swear than women.
  • Morning calls/conversations are twice as likely to contain swearing.
  • The calls where swearing occurred were more than 10 minutes long.

If you ask me, if you are calling me first thing in the morning, and keeping me on the phone for more than 10 minutes, you bet your sweet ass I'm going to swear at you.