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Study: Washingtonians Curse The Least

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(CBS Seattle) — Give yourselves a pat on the back, Washington. New data shows we curse less than any other state in the country.

The Marchex Institute analyzed more than 600,000 phone calls from the past year, looking for the frequency of curse words. The study found Washingtonians curse about every 300 conversations. The most foul-mouthed people apparently live in Ohio, where curse words fly about every 150 conversations, according to the data. Maryland, New Jersey and Louisiana joined Ohio in the “potty mouth” category.

The study also found that 66 percent of curses come from men and cursing is twice as likely in the morning than in the afternoon or evening.

Marchex also looked at data on the most polite states, where people say “please” and “thank you” most often. Leaders in that category include South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland and Georgia. Washington didn’t make the top five, but did rank in the top third in the country. Ohioans distinguished themselves in the least courteous category, ranking in the top 5 least courteous states, along with Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Indiana.

Way to keep it classy, Washington.

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