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Survey says British women now curse more than men

November 10, 2016

A new study by the Economic and Social Research Council suggests that British women have overtaken men in one surprising aspect of life … cursing! In the 1990s, researchers found that men would say “fuck” about 1,000 times per million words, while that number was as low as 167 for women. The latest data, however, shows that number has now quadrupled — and women are dropping an F-bomb 546 times per million words, even overtaking men who use it a mere 540 times.  “It looks like there were a set of men who said it a lot in the nineties, and they influenced the women to do it, and then it leveled down,” explained lead researcher of the study Professor Tony McEnery. His research also revealed that women were about 10 times as likely to use the word “shit.” McEnery said we have increased gender equality to thank for the women’s increasingly foul mouths. “As equality drives on, the idea that there is male and female language, that there are things which men and women should or should not say, is going to be eroded,” McEnery explained. “Gentlemanly behavior and ladylike language is becoming something of the past.”

Read the full story at The Daily Mail.