#*^% it! Marylanders second-most likely to swear

Please note study also finds residents among most courteous

December 04, 2013

Damn it, Ohio!

Ahem, pardon us, please.

We got a little carried away when we saw that Ohio beat out Maryland as the state in which people are most likely to curse.

But we're OK now, thank you for asking.

That's because Maryland is also the third most-courteous state in the union.

The data come from a Marchex Institute study of 600,000 recorded calls from the past 12 months.

Those &#%! Ohio residents were most likely to use profanity, followed by Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois.

The most courteous states were all in the South: South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and Georgia.

That means that Maryland and Louisiana share the distinction of being the two states where people like to pepper their speech with both curses and courtesies.

Pretty #$%&ing interesting.

Julie Scharper

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