Ordinarily, I’m a stickler for reliable methodology in social research, but I’ll make an exception in this case.


I’m simply not going to dispute any study suggesting that we Illinoisans are more foul-mouthed but also more courteous than our Wisconsin brethren.


If that sounds contradictory…well, social science can be a complicated matter.


The story is HERE:


[The Marchex Institute] examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers and more.


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Ordinarily, I’m a stickler for reliable methodology in social research, but I’ll make an exception in this case.

I’m simply not going to dispute any study suggesting that we Illinoisans are more foul-mouthed but also more courteous than our Wisconsin brethren.

If that sounds contradictory…well, social science can be a complicated matter.

The story is HERE:

[The Marchex Institute] examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months. The calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers and more.

The Institute scanned for curse words ...

Read more