“Americans love to curse. The question is, which bad words are favored where? Who says “*#@&” the most? Who says “$%*#” the least? Is there a “*#$” belt? (As it turns out, yes: From New York City down to the Gulf Coast.)”

Tags: language, culturediffusion, popular culture, mapping, regions.

Source: gawker.com

If you don’t want to hear potty talk, this is not the set of maps on linguistic geography for you…I’m just sayin’, you’ve been forewarned.  An isogloss is a line that separates regions that use different words for the same object/concept.  Thing of isoglosses as linguistic contour lines…are there any swearing isoglosses?  Swearing regions?     

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