United States of $#&@!!

United States of $#&@!!

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You kiss your mother with that mouth?! Gizmodo’s Daniel Huffman has shared this map of the mouth foul-mouthed places in the country.

Huffman used geotagged tweets to compile his data, and the results cuss speak for themselves. The Dirty South is full of dirty mouths, Oregonians are polite and proper, and nobody seems to live in the Dakotas at all, actually.

Check out that fantastically crimson dot on Salt Lake City. What Would Jesus Do with all of those naughty boys and girls’ vocabulary?

Huffman explains his process:

“I made use of six main swears] that came to mind: fuck, shit, bitch, hell, damn, ass.

I was running these through Excel (since I had the Tweet data in a spreadsheet), and I had it simply search for those text strings within the message. In most cases, that meant it was a search along the lines of *fuck*, meaning it would catch “fucker,” “fuckwit,” and other words probably bandied about the UW Cartography Lab in its saltier days. For ass and hell, I kept wildcards out of those words, since there was a chance of catching something like “assume” or “shell” if I did not.”

The only catch seems to be that Huffman couldn’t account for cussing offline. Are tech-savvy people more or less inclined for cussing, we wonder.

Where are you on the dirty, dirty map?

Via Gizmodo

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