Los Angeles: Home Of The F-Bomb

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And the data is in. Scientifically analyzed and presented in easy-to-understand graphic representations. The uncontested winner of use of the word which is euphemized on these pages as “fish” is… the greater metropolitan Los Angeles area.

Congratulate yourselves, my fellow Angelenos! Even if the maps are not adjusted for population and density, we still use the f-bomb more than New Yorkers, Bostonians, Chicagoans, Houstonians, Dallasites, Atlantians, D.C.ites, Denvorians, the entire foul-mouthed state of Indiana, and most of all, those fishin’ snooty San Franciscans with their superior we’re-better-at-everything-than-you attitudes. Hard, scientific proof, obtained through impeccable methodology — turns out, we cuss way more than they do, so at least we’re better at that. That’ll show ’em.

The only real competition we’ve got out there for indiscriminate, gratuitous overuse of what was at one time the most objectionable word in the English language is… Toronto. And they’re not even in the United States. Los Angeles: home of the Stanley Cup and the cussword king of the western hemisphere. Rarely am I so proud of my region as I am today.

Burt Likko

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  1. That is because James and most of his fishin family left Indiana.

  2. Good work. I mean, there’s no chance that us snooty folks who didn’t spawn Richard Nixon will start calling you “the Toronto of the southwest”.

  3. I would’ve thought Chicago’d be the winner. But then, all I really have to compare it with is Denver, which per the map is less fish-worthy.

  4. I guess the facts are the facts, but the few times I went to Toronto, I didn’t notice many f-bombs. I was only there for one-week periods, however, and mostly just did research, so my sample applies only to the Toronto Municipal Archives and the Ontario Government Archives.

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