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10 U.S. Cities where profanity prevails
So, how am I going to pick my next home? Well, I'll start by looking at the 10 most obscene cities it the United States. Strangely, New York isn't on the list, probably because we have a small vocal minority that engages in the sorts of foul phrasing, while the rest of the city tends to be squeaky clean.
There are only 90,000 people here, but they know how to cuss! The Washington, DC suburb made its first time on the list a big one, coming in at the top spot.
2. Tampa, Florida
Tampa found a way to climb from #8 in 2009 to #2 in 2010, something of an accomplishment, according to a handful of people.
3. Herndon, Virginia
What is it about Virginia? Is there something in the water? A problem with the schools' vocabulary lessons?
4. Rochester, New York
5. Irvine, California
The fourth-best place to live in the United States has achieved this distinction because you can say whatever the fuck you want.
6. Newark, New Jersey
7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Someone must have brought Miss Manners to the largest city in Pennsylvania – it ranked third the past two years, according to Business Insider.
8. Louisville, Kentucky
It ranked #10 last year and #1 the year before. So, there's a bit of a backslide here, but it hasn't been too bad.
9. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Like Virginia (and California), Pennsylvania makes the list twice.
10. Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada (tie)
Did you really think these two wouldn't make it?
Curious about how Business Insider came up with the results? Check out the "methodology":
To find the most obscene cities in America, we plugged the "seven dirty words you can never say on television" -- made popular by George Carlin -- into Google Trends. We gave each city a score for each of the seven words, assigning more points to cities ranking higher up on each list.
If there's a better use for the internet, I have yet to see it!
[photo by DanCentury via Flickr]