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New York is Asshole Country: Mapping American Swearing

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Turns out, we're sweary asf in New York State. A British linguist has mapped regional patterns of American swear words, based on geocoded tweets. The frequency of a word in the tweets from a given county is divided by the total number of words from that county. Above is asshole, with the red-blue scale showing relative frequency. As you can see, asshole is popular in the Northeast and unpopular in the South. After the jump, the fuck map proves that the word is used often on the coasts, while much less often in the heartland. For more maps, including those for hell, damn, bitch, douche, and (of course) fuckboy, see the Strong Language blog.

· Mapping the United Swears of America [Strong Language]