Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Mitofsky has released the results of a recent poll on Mexicans' swearing habits. It found that Mexicans give themselves a grade of 4.6 out of 10 for their trash mouths (with 10 being the trashiest possible mouth). Men, young people, and residents of the North and the Central Valley rated themselves more frequent swearers. Economic class was not an indicator for swearing habits. Collectively, Mexicans estimate that they say on average of 20 bad words a day. If such an estimate is reliable (and I imagine it's an underestimate), Mexicans swear about 1.35 billion times a day, or 500 billion a year. Respondents said that they were most likely to swear in front of their friends (63 percent admit to doing so), followed by their coworkers (36 percent), and their significant other (34 percent).