Those F’n Virginians

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In what has to be one of the most (sarcasm) academic projects of this time of the year, Business Insider posted the results from their research to identify the most “obscene” city in the country. Their methodology: “To find the most obscene cities in America, we plugged the “seven dirty words you can never say on television” — made popular by George Carlin — into Google Trends. We gave each city a score for each of the seven words, assigning more points to cities ranking higher up on each list.”

DC suburbs out in Virginia made the list not once, but twice, in the top three. Perhaps it’s all the District folks talking online about not wanting to cross the F’n river. Congratulations to America’s third and first most obscene cities, Herndon and Ashburn, respectively. (There’s actually a pretty good reason for this: the nature of the research is looking at the location of Web traffic – and, as the many tech-minded people here at WLDC have discussed – most east coast traffic passes through MAE East in Herndon and Ashburn).

In honor of this news, I immediately went to the vault of YouTube to pull one of favorite vulgar clips, an outtake from ABC’s dead sitcom, Better Off Ted. Seriously, if you are in any way easily (or, perhaps even somewhat easily) offended, just go ahead and skip to the next post:

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Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

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