Don't open this article if you're easily offended. Open this article if you're curious what the University of South Carolina say is Maine's favorite cuss word.

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Gawker released a brand new scientific study that looked at how often states across America used specific swear words. Jack Grieve, a professor at Aston University in England worked with Diansheng Guo from the University of South Carolina and they collected nearly 9 billion tweets from Twitter.

From there, they did a bunch of science stuff, analyzing them and then creating a hot/cold map to determine each state's favorite and least favorite cuss words.

Maine's favorite swear word is asshole. I don't think that comes as a giant surprise to anyone that has grown up here or just spent a few years living in Maine. The C-Word rolls in at #2, which again, is hardly a surprise.

Maine's least favorite swear word is shit. This is pretty much a stunner for me. I can't go through a day at work without hearing that at least 5 times. BUT, to be fair, the data was collected from tweets so perhaps there's a difference between how comfortable people are with writing out various cuss words and actually saying them.

Check out the entire Gawker article and where Maine ranks with other filthy words here.