The most common swear words on Reddit


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/29/the-most-common-swear-words-on.html


#2

cocksucker didn’t make the list? the data is bogus.


#3

The top two, running almost neck and neck, are “fuck” and "shit."

Never saw that coming.


#4

Bollocks to crappy statistics.


#5

actually…now that you mention it…how is Bollocks not on there?!

This entire study is a sham!!!


#6

I can’t believe only 7% of comments contained swearing.


#7

I need to up my game.


#8

holy shite! I didn’t even notice that! How is that even fucking possible?

I mean my posts on BBS alone must push here to 42% at a minimum!

:laughing:


#9

It’s Reddit, not Deadwood.


#10

I think they just gave us a new game to play…


#11

well…I was thinking more…


#12

Oh, I can’t call you Al? Fuck…


#13

Montage.


#14

The data ARE bogus, you fuckshitdickcuntcockbullshitother. :slight_smile: Cheers!


#15

is “dick” properly disambiguated?


#16

Yet another job my guidance counselor never told me about.


#17

I’m really interested in the “other” category, thou mammering flap-mouthed codpiece.


#18

I’m still hoping “eat Ajit Pai” will catch on.


#19

This only searches for a static list of words. From the python script:

fuckCount=0
shitCount=0
dickCount=0
cuntCount=0
prickCount=0
cockCount=0
bullshitCount=0
motherfuckerCount=0
fagCount=0
niggaCount=0

That list doesn’t appear to be sourced from anything authoritative. Not searching for contemporary additions like “cuck” makes this not particularly useful or enlightening. The script will also double-count “bullshit” and “motherfucker” for “shit” and “fuck” respectively.

I’m going to get flagged for this, aren’t I.


#20

If the word cuck was included, it would surely be in the list of most common uses.