Why Are Bad Words Bad? – VIDEO

Are you f*&!ing serious?

As a native Buckeye who’s lived in Washington for eight years, this was my first reaction to the data analysis released today by our Marchex Institute, which found that people in Ohio curse the most in the country.  Washingtonians, by contrast, curse the least. (WTF?)

The data also placed Ohioans in the Top 5 “Least Courteous” category. Apparently, residents there have a harder time saying “please” and “thank you,” which were the keywords that Marchex’s Call Mining technology scanned for when aggregating data on pleasantries.

It’s fascinating stuff. And it coincides with National Etiquette Week, a seven-day ‘gentle reminder,’ if you will, to be civil and courteous to one another.

Read More Marchex Institute study

Canada’s most vulgar city: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/01/…

“Bad” etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?t…

“Grawlixes”: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1673017/q…

Mort Walker – The Lexicon of Comicana: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Lexicon-C…

First use of grawlixes: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/…

Slate’s Lexicon Valley: “A Brief History of Swearing”: http://www.slate.com/articles/podcast…

1 Kilohertz censor beep: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleep_ce…

Steven Pinker lecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S1d3c…

Swearing history: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/11/the_m…

Via – Vsauce

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