1. One in 13 tweets contains a swear word.
“It’s a sizable fraction of the words we use,’” Wenbo Wang, the PhD researcher who led the study, told Fastco. “Because of social media, people don’t see each other. They can say things they wouldn’t say in the physical world.”
3. Generally people are not very imaginative, tending to draw from a narrow range of swear words.
The top seven swear words cover more than 90% of all the swear word occurrences.
5. Swearing peaks late at night.
People curse more and more as the day passes, reaching a peak at 12am to 1.30am. before bedtime, and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays contain the most curse words relative to tweet volume.