What the — ? Marchex Data on Cursing Goes Viral

By John Busby, Senior Vice President, Marchex Institute
cursing-viral

Holy #&*) –

Since we released our study of cursing and courtesies on Wednesday, the response has been overwhelming. People are talking about it from here to the UK. We love all the great questions we’re getting. Thank you so much for your interest!

A lot of you want to know which curse words Americans use the most, which type of businesses received the angriest responses and some, um, very specific questions that aren’t fit to print. There was also huge interest in a complete ranking of the states.

Given the level of feedback, our data science team is considering a more detailed follow-up to this study.

Here are a few places where our data appeared. Glad reporters got to have some fun with this:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2013/05/15/how-rude-people-from-ohio-curse-more-than-anyone-else-2/

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/05/15/swearing-study.html

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/fyi-guy/2013/05/14/study-washington-least-foul-mouthed-state-in-the-u-s/

http://now.msn.com/ohio-swears-more-than-any-other-state

Thanks again!

– John Busby

John Busby leads the Marchex Institute, a research and analytics team that publishes findings on mobile advertising and the growing digital call advertising industry. The Marchex Institute also provides custom research and consulting services for customers on their mobile and call-ready advertising campaigns. Previously, Mr. Busby served as Vice President, Product Engineering at Marchex. You can find him on Google+ and Twitter.

Posted in Data, Marchex Institute
One comment on “What the — ? Marchex Data on Cursing Goes Viral
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