Thursday, March 3, 2011

World's Most Profane Cities (Of The Day)

Fuckin' a. This is a bit surprising.

Their methodology is anything but scientific, but that doesn't make the results any less amusing.

From CNet.


FOURSQUARE NAMES WORLD'S RUDEST CITIES


By
Chris Matyszczyk for CNet

If you travel around the world, you sometimes find yourself marveling at just how many different cultures can intersperse every second word with an expletive. It's a talent that some might say the British have turned into something resembling an art form, as long as you have a refined interpretation of what constitutes art.

I am therefore expleting with joy that an English city has been named, by the politically correct techies at Foursquare, as the world's rudest.

How did Foursquare come to this conclusion? Well, in a post on the the company's engineering blog, Matthew Rathbone, an engineer who describes himself as a "proud British midlander" (this may be a first), explained that Foursquare is looking to make sense of all the data it has at its disposal.

In this example, he looked at all the world's English-speaking cities. (Glasgow was out, then.) He analyzed which of them featured Foursquare tips including words that might not be welcome at a place of worship.



The northern English city of Manchester flew to the top of the table, as if it were borne on cursed wings. You will be wondering which city came second. Please bow and scrape to El Paso, Texas, which wasn't far behind Manchester in words you'd rather leave behind.

Strangely, Pittsburgh, a town where they really do have good reason to curse at all hours of the day, only came a slightly distant third, followed by Bloomington, In., (surely you won't blame Bobby Knight--he left years ago) and Riverside, Calif.

British news organizations offered their own interpretations of Manchester's blessed supremacy. Metro.co.uk, for example, suggested4: "We can only assume that it's lots of people saying things like 'try the f***ing lamb' or 'the mojitos are the the t**s."

So, you see, this isn't swearing. This is enthusiasm.


(Full article here at CNet.com)


12 comments:

  1. I've never tried a Mojito. Is it truly the tits?

    I'm ashamed for my fucking community. I hold up my end for what it's worth.

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  2. I hear angels singing over my angelic town, there's not fucking rude ass cussing person in foursquares. It explains why my halo shines so bright.

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  3. Maybe they'll do a similar list for websites next.

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  4. "He analyzed which of them featured Foursquare tips including words that might not be welcome at a place of worship." I wonder if they included places of worship for the Redneck religion. :-)

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  5. When I first moved to London, I was rather shocked when people said, "Oy, ya c*nt!" as form of greeting. I still like to use the phrases "bollocks" and "tosser" because they are crude, but not a soul in South Texas (where I currently reside) knows what the mother fucking shit I am talking about. Goddamn it.

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  6. Found porn is beyond awesome today. I. Want. One. for each room....

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  7. I see the goddam assholes in the shitholes known as Fullerton and Orange made the list separately, when those dicks should fucking be combined into one mega-fucking asshole-icioius megalopolis of profanity that is Orange Fucking County. The "Big A" can be renamed "Fuckin' A!"

    And I fuckin' concur: Found Porn of the Day is fuckin' awesome! It's like he's saying to the kids, "This is by body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."

    Oh, I shouldn't have said that.

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  8. You know what's really the tits? That Florida demotivational poster. As a former longtime Floridian, I really want that for my wall. Nom the pretty little girl, gator!

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  9. Glasgow was oot, then? They do curse a lot here, it's just that it sounds so funny, you don't get offended.
    El Paso is full of Mexicans, so it's understood. We are what made the sky blue. Same for Southern California.

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  10. I'm not sure if I should be proud of this, but I have family in four of the top five cities.

    And I am fairly certain they are responsible for a good percentage of that cussing.

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  11. I'm so surprised Oakland didn't make the list. How's it going, Cary? It's been forEVER. Here's a present (I didn't write it. It's not a shameless plug): http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/less-popular-olan-mills-portrait-studio-backgrounds

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