There’s a relatively long tradition, in the field of data visualization, of tracking the way we swear. This makes sense. Not only is it fun to track, but cursing is also conveniently specific as a data set; you’ve got your f-bombs and your double hockey sticks and your bodily functions, and, factoring in their permutations, you’re good to go. Plus, you don’t need much sophisticated sentiment analysis to ensure that your data are accurate: An f-bomb is pretty much an f-bomb, regardless of the contextual subtleties. As a result of all this, we, the public, get treated to sweary heat maps. And more sweary heat maps. And sweary interactive maps. There’s just something about big data and sailor-cursing that complement each other—like peanut butter and mothereffing jelly.
Traditionally, those maps are based on text—on swears that are typed into Facebook or, even more publicly, Twitter. Making a map of the sweariest states requires simply gathering geocoded posts, isolating the swears, and going from there.
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Of course Jersey is in the top three. Of course.
HELL YEAH MOTHAFUCKING RIGHT! BITCH I’M FROM MOTHAFUCKING CLEVELAND! WHAAAAAAD!
HOME OF THE DONT GIVE A SHIT MENTALITY EYY
I was gonna be real fuckin surprised if Jersey wasn’t in the top 5.
i suspect, as is often the case with this sort of thing, chicago would be higher were it not attached to the rest of the state.
proud to be an Ohioan right now
THE RED ERA: 2012-2013
we are never ever getting back together. begin again. i knew you were trouble. 22. everything has changed. red.
When you walk out onstage in front of 65,000 people , it can bring you to tears. x
My name is Taylor Swift, I’m 16 years old and I want to be a country music recording artist.
Liam, Josh, and Sam make it on Glamour Magazine’s 100 hottest men 2013 list!
3. Liam Hemsworth
Age: 23 Single? Liam Hemsworth’s on-off engagement to Miley Cyrus is now officially off, so he’s very much on the market. See Him Next: There’s obviously the next Hunger Games on the horizon but you can also catch Liam starring as Dwayne McLaren in Cut Bank, about a man looking for a way out of a small town
25. Josh Hutcherson
Age: 21 Single? Hunger Games actor Josh is rumoured to be dating his Paradise Lost co-star Claudia Traisac. See Him Next: We’re looking forward to seeing Josh showing off his surf moves in the aforementioned movie.
92. Sam Claflin
Age: 27 Single? Not unless you ignore the fact that he’s married to The Inbetweeners Movie star Laura Haddock. See Him Next: Starring opposite Lily Collins in romantic comedy Love, Rosie. We’re looking forward to his Irish accent already!