Hardly ineffable

It’s always F-bomb time somewhere:

The site FBomb.co maps in real time whenever the F-word is dropped on Twitter. America and Britain are leaders in cursing online, according to the interactive map, with New Yorkers tagged as the biggest offenders.

Thanks to its creator Martin Gingras, a junior at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, the map not only tracks the F-bombs as they happen, but also features pins that can be clicked to see a tweet and who tweeted it. On Twitter, @FBomb_co retweets random tweets that make up the map.

There are days when I suspect it’s retweeting my entire timeline.

In the time it took me to type this and paste that, about 40 effers were lofted into the Twittersphere. While the tweets are not identified by specific location — all you get is the map — they do include the entire text (with links, if present, though not directly clickable) and the username.


  1. McGehee »

    10 November 2013 · 8:19 am

    Anybody who can’t express whatever the Sam Hill is popping into their head (however full of schist it might be) without dropping the F bomb is a fracking idiot.

  2. McGehee »

    10 November 2013 · 8:20 am

    (It took me years to realize what the writers of “Star Trek” TOS were letting McCoy get away with whenever he asked Spock, “Are you out of your Vulcan mind!?”)

  3. sya »

    10 November 2013 · 9:03 am

    Unfortunately, there are plenty of people who can’t utter a single sentence without also dropping the f-bomb so that I’ve become completely inured to it. It’s become as ubiquitous as “like”.

  4. Jeffro »

    10 November 2013 · 8:33 pm

    Now that is a service I’m not sure how I survived without.

  5. Roger Green »

    11 November 2013 · 8:11 am

    I will use this all of fracking time.

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