!@&%!#: Here Are Illinois’ And The Midwest’s Favorite Swear Words
Let's get this whole sh***y post going with a question for you. Are you a swearer? Before you answer, I should tell you that the average American swears or curses between 80 and 90 times per day, which averages out to about 5 cusses per hour (per businessinsider.com)
So don't give me a pile of bull***t about not swearing. Of course you do it. I know it, you know it, and the American people know it.
The only questions left would be: what's your favorite, go-to swear word, and which swear word do you think Illinois residents like to use the most?
Let's hurry up and get guessing. It's not like I have all f*****g day.
In The United States As A Whole, The Battle For Top Swear Word Is Between Just Two Words
The source for our breakdown of Illinois' and the Midwest's favorite swear words is a piece at WordTips.com (a website than can help you beat word games like Scrabble, Wordle, etc.), where they took a look at how swearing, like calling your drink pop or soda, or saying "you all" or "y'all" is a regional thing.
Even the aforementioned battle between the top two swear words is a somewhat regional thing. It all comes down to these two swear words: s**t and f**k.
The favored swear word of the U.S. turns out to be s**t. I don't mean it was a s**t winner, just that the word is s**t. It came out on top in 15 states, and its major competing swear word, f**k, was tops in 13 states.
Here In Illinois, We Like Our Swear Words To Be Polysyllabic, None Of That Monosyllabic S**t
Does that tell you what Illinois' favorite swear word is? I'm guessing that you've long-since figured out that here in Illinois, the swearing population has developed a real fondness for the word motherf***er. So, there's the number one swear word in Illinois, and only two other states share it with us; Indiana and Kansas...
Some other states, and their favorites, according to WordTips.com:
- Wisconsin: S**t
- Minnesota: Hell
- Michigan: F**k
- Iowa: P***y
- Missouri: Hell
- Kentucky: B***h
According to the findings, the folks in Idaho are in a state that's not really not on-board with a lot of swearing, as the favorite "swear" word there is "crap." If you find yourself on the mean streets of Pocatello, you'll probably hear that word a lot.