December 4th, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

My vocabulary improved dramatically when at age five my family moved me to Michigan. I had become quite the connoisseur of soap by that time.


December 4th, 2013 at 9:58 PM ^

One of the things about this study is that it affirms in a way something that I rather admire about my own wife. As you will note in the link, Illinois is one of the more profane states and my wife - born and raised Northsider that she is - often contributes in her own way to that statistic. It is one of the reasons that I love her actually. Call me strange. 


December 4th, 2013 at 10:52 PM ^

That's a bunch of godd*mn crap...Seriously, though, I've lived in both Massachusetts and Ohio, and ther is *no* way Ohioans aren't more courteous than those in Mass overall. This study is just a small slice of life.

Paul Muad'Dib

December 5th, 2013 at 9:22 AM ^

Based on my comparably scientific study of the four Bucknuts sitting behind me at The Game, I’d say this generalization is accurate. I especially enjoyed the “OooooooooooO-H-I-O rip his f---ing head off!” cheer after every Ohio kickoff. That was way better than “The c--ksuckers of the West” rendition of The Victors that the two mental giants sitting next to me invented. Next time bring your meds please. It was nice to hear them get agitated at being called Ohio, though.


December 5th, 2013 at 10:04 AM ^

Yes, its a frequent topic of discussion around here, calling them ohio, "Hoke does it, so its okay..." thing.  But people hate the "pet names" they have for us, yet have a hard time when we return fire, "suckeyes" and the like.  I stay away from that type of naming convention, but I will call them ohio right to their faces.  Its not vulgar and is JUST underhandedly annoying enough to bother them.  Its, at least, not an overt slam but more just enough disrespect to prove a point.