It’s National Etiquette Week; did you know that? And in keeping with demographically oriented analyses and infographics this morning, here’s some information on the most polite and rudest states in the US — as reflected by swearing and “potty mouth” conversation.
Marchex performed an analysis on “more than 600,000 phone calls placed from consumers to businesses across 30 industries . . .. between May 2012 and May 2013.” It “scanned for curse words” and identified the states where people were more and least likely to swear.
Ohioans were the most likely to curse and Washington residents were the least likely according to the analysis. On the polite scale (“please and thank you”), South Carolina ranked as the “most courteous” state, while Wisconsin was the least courteous according to Marchex.