[Ads-l] Gosh, darn! Where Americans cuss most - and where they don't

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Thu Jul 7 15:42:44 UTC 2016

article, with maps showing prevalence of various swear words, from the Daily Mail


Gosh, darn! Where Americans cuss most - and where they don't

Linguist Jack Grieve used  almost 9billion tweets from 2013 and 2014 to map out Americans' swear usage
Maps of lower 48 states show where words are most prevalent in comparison to other areas of the country 
Classic strong swears such as 'f**k' most common on East and California, with 'gosh' and 'darn' more Midwestern 
However, the South sees strong usage of particular curses such as 'damn' and 'sh**'

By Christopher Brennan For Dailymail.com 

Published: 01:04 EST, 12 October 2015  | Updated: 09:24 EST, 12 October 2015 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3268973/Are-b-ds-Maine-Linguist-s-maps-regions-use-specific-swear-words-others.html#ixzz4DjooMw24 
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