Linguists at McMaster University have crunched the numbers, and it turns out Canadians really are nicer and more upbeat than Americans, at least on Twitter.
You may notice that the American results are partially blurred, because there were so many cuss words. Still, you can make out some other favourites like "hell," "damn," and "hate."
The Canadian cloud, meanwhile, is dominated by upbeat, positive words like “great,” “amazing,” “gorgeous,” and “favourite.”
"We could see the difference between the two countries' tweets as soon as we created a word cloud of the findings," Schmidtke told McMaster Daily News.
So there you have it: Science proves that Canadians are nicer than Americans.*
Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.
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