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When it comes to states where bad language is used, we are one of the best. Arizona ranks third-least likely to swear, according to researchers from the Marchex Institute.

The study looked at 600,000 phone calls from the last year from consumers to businesses -- ranging from cable companies to auto dealerships to pest control centers. They found that the callers who cursed the most in those calls were from Ohio -- cursing every 150 conversations.

On the other end of the spectrum, Washington residents cursed every 300 conversations.

Two-thirds of the bad language came from male callers.

To measure politeness, researchers took note of how many callers said "please" and "thank you." For that, South Carolina residents ranked first.

Most likely to swear

Ohio
Maryland
New Jersey
Louisiana
Illinois

Least likely to swear

Washington
Massachusetts
Arizona
Texas
Virginia

Most courteous states

South Carolina
North Carolina
Maryland
Louisiana
Georgia

Least courteous

Wisconsin
Massachusetts
Indiana
Tennessee
Ohio

Click here to see the map of cursing states and polite states


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