A scan of 600,000 customer service calls was studied to see in which states people swore at the operators the most and also those states where people are most polite and use phrases like “please” and “thank you”.
It turns out we Ohioans are the rudest bunch. Not only do we top the list of swearers (followed by Maryland, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Illinois), when it came to the least polite, we made the top five again, though Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Indiana, and Tennessee were ahead of us.
So much for our reputation for Midwestern courtesy. What can I say except “&^%# yeah!”