If there’s one thing that unites Americans, it’s a love of swearing. However, this cuss-loving country is divided when it comes to expletive of choice. Some people are "fuck" people, while others are "shit" people, according to new maps showing a nationwide view (minus Hawaii and Alaska) of where people use common swear words most.
“Fuck,” for example, is big in coastal regions and major cities, but not so much in the nation’s interior. Another map reveals Midwesterners -- fitting the stereotype -- are too damn nice, using the term “darn" more than anybody else.
Jack Grieve, a Forensic Linguistics professor at Aston University in England, created the maps based on the relative frequencies of swear words in each county based on nearly a billion tweets collected from October 2013 to Nov 2014. You can read more about his methods here, and check out the maps below.