Mapping the United Swears of America

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Mapping the United Swears of America

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:53 am

"Swearing varies a lot from place to place, even within the same country, in the same language. But how do we know who swears what, where, in the big picture? We turn to data – damn big data. With great computing power comes great cartography.

Jack Grieve, lecturer in forensic linguistics at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, has created a detailed set of maps of the US showing strong regional patterns of swearing preferences. The maps are based on an 8.9-billion-word corpus of geo-coded tweets collected by Diansheng Guo in 2013–14 and funded by Digging into Data."
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Re: Mapping the United Swears of America

Post by trolley » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:31 pm

That's a fucking interesting article. Look at that map that indicates frequency and note how closely it follows the coastline. I blame those damned sailors for that.




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