Austinites tend to swear
The potty-mouths of our area have helped Austin earn recognition as one of the top U.S. cities that swears the most.
State of play: We swear, on average, 21 times a day.
- That's more than our better-behaved brethren in Houston and San Antonio, but less than our wash-your-mouth-out-with-soap DFW counterparts, per a survey of more than 1,500 people in 30 U.S. cities by Preply, a language tutoring company.
- We all trail Columbus, Ohio, where the townsfolk swear a leading 36 times a day.
Between the lines: Roughly 7% of Americans say they don't swear at all, per Preply.
- More than half of those surveyed said they use swear word substitutions, like "fudge" and "shoot."
💭 Our thought bubble: Saying "bless your heart" to throw shade should count as an expletive.
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