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Washingtonians curse the least; Ohio residents most

Recent data reveal that Washington is the least foul-mouthed state, followed by Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas and Virginia.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor May 15, 2013 6:55PM

Sorry Ohioans, looks like you have some work to do when it comes to cursing and courtesy.

According to data released today by The Marchex Institute, a mobile and online advertising company, people in Ohio curse the most in the country and placed in the Top 5 “Least Courteous” category.  Washingtonians are least likely to have potty mouth, but come up short on courtesy, reports KING5.com.

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The institute scanned phone calls for curse words from A to F to S. Analysts then linked the frequency of those words with all 50 states.

The data also found that:

  • 66 percent 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.

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These findings coincide with National Etiquette Week, a seven-day "gentle reminder," to be civil, courteous and say “please” and “thank you” to one another.

Read all of The Marchex Institute’s findings here. Oh, and thanks for reading.

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