CHICAGO - You may think this is a crock of bull#%@^, but Illinois is the fifth worst cursing state in the nation. Illinois ranks behind the nation's worst mouths in Ohio (ranks in the “Sailors” category), Maryland (2nd place), New Jersey (3rd place) and Louisiana (4th place). What the h - e - double hockey sticks?
Illinois' remarkably naughty speech habit was caught by Marchex Data when they ran scans on 600,000 phones calls made by "consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite companies, auto dealerships, pest control centers and more." You know, those irritating calls when you're kept on hold for minutes, the customer rep is an idiot and restrained from authority to fix the problem you're calling? And the calls that start out with "This call may be recorded in order to serve our customers better ..."?
Things are tough in Illinois, dammit. There's got to be frustration relief somehow ... Maybe it's Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's infamous potty mouth that's giving Illinois such a bad name.