The 10 U.S. cities with the dirtiest mouths
By Michael Sebastian | Posted: August 15, 2012
What’s the language like in your office? Are people dropping F-bombs at will? Would the conversation at a typical meeting make a sailor blush?
If so, you might live in one of these cities.
The CareerBuilder study (conducted by Harris Interactive) of 2,000 hiring managers and 3,800 employees nationwide found that Washington, D.C., is the city with the filthiest mouth. More than 60 percent of respondents cited the nation’s capital as the place where workers are the most likely to swear.
Denver and Chicago were a close second and third, respectively. Minneapolis, which is No. 7, beat No. 9 New York—a slight shock since Minneapolis is a place where people are (supposed to be) nice.
Here’s the full list:
1. Washington D.C. – 62 percent
2. Denver – 60 percent
3. Chicago – 58 percent
4. Los Angeles – 56 percent
5. Boston – 56 percent
6. Atlanta – 54 percent
7. Minneapolis – 50 percent
8. Phoenix – 47 percent
9. New York – 46 percent
10. Philadelphia – 44 percent
The study noted that employees from 35 to 44 years of age are the most likely to swear on the job. Also, men cuss more often than women.
Hiring managers said workers who swear often are less likely to win promotions than their colleagues with cleaner mouths.