Austin | Dallas | Houston
No Shit

Houston's got a dirty mouth, at least on Twitter

Enlarge
Image
News_swear map_curse map
The Twitter swear map. There's a whole lot of red out there. Image by David Huffman

Forget the water; it's Houston's dirty mouth that's causing concern today. For reasons that remain unexplained, Daniel Huffman decided to monitor geo-tagged Tweets published between March and April 2010 for six common curse words (fuck, shit, bitch, hell, damn, ass) and convert the results into a heat map of the United States, with the most foul-mouthed areas burning hottest.

The Southeast is definitely in need of the most mouth washing, and Houston glows an impressive shade of red — though it's still no comparison to the scorch of say, Cordele, Ga.

So tell us, my Tweeples, why so angry?

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Houston news, views + events

The Dining Report

News you can eat

Insider Offers

Curated experiences at exclusive prices

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address