Are social users’ minds spending more time in the linguistic gutter?
If tweets were reality, that’d be enough biological matter to fertilize the Amazon rainforest.
“F**k” came in second at 779,384,042 times over the same two-year period. Stripped off its degenerate negativity, the word stands for procreation. Thus, bathroom and bedroom activities come in first and second in the study’s list.
What’s third, you ask? “Piss”.
What might this finding say about our collective psyche when the most popular dirty words we utter are tied to our most common human experiences? When it comes to social honesty, the sugarcoated propaganda of advertisers as well as the political correctness of civilized norms are stripped naked of its polite fakeness.
Life, afterall, is painful.
Twitter then finds itself inundated with candid conveyances of vulgarities such as sh*t, f**k, and piss. We express our frustrations through popular shared experiences. With the death of religion, we no longer have gods to cuss at for the blame of our petty plights. We blow off our anger by reminding ourselves and others of bowel movements – through Twitter and Facebook.
Welcome to the Homo sapien jungle.
According to the study, states with the largest populations, tweeted the highest number of dirty words. Turns out, California and Texas have the highest Foul Mouths Per Capita, or FMPC.
Followed by New York, Florida, Illinois, Georgia, and Michigan.
Hey, at least civilization has progressed to mere vulgarity. Our ancestors were beating each other with clubs outside the cave.
As a point of contention, the vast majority of tweets (39 out of 40) are free of obscenities, suggesting that most social users do engage each other with civility and proper decorum.
Click on the infographic to view the Marketing Robot’s findings.