As someone who was born and raised in Washington... I tend to think this study is complete sh*t.

The Marchex Institute has released a new study that reveals Ohioans are the most likely to swear, where as Washingtonians were least likely.

After analyzing over 600,00 phone calls placed by customers to businesses in 30 different industries over the last 12 months, they ranked the states by how many conversations contained curses. They scanned the calls for a**, f*** and s***.  This may have lead to the top rating for Washington, as they missed the popular b******, d*****, c****, and the Seattlite favorite w**********-********.

Having recently left Washington, I can only assume that my relocating had to have helped them take the top spot. North Dakota scored well, landing in the top third of states least likely to swear and among the most courteous. I fear that this will drop off as I live here longer and have to start calling people to get s*** done.

Also revealed during the study:

  • 66% of curses come from men
  • The calls that contain the most cursing are more than 10 minutes long. So the longer someone is on the phone, the more likely that call is to devolve.
  • Calls in the morning are twice as likely to produce cursing as calls in the afternoon or evening.

In other words, I should only call people in the morning and limit my conversations to under 10 minutes. This might be a problem considering I work at night and talk for a living...

Nothing I can do about being male... well... at least not without the help of a team of skilled surgeons.