Shocking as this might be to hear: people swear a lot on the internet. I mean, a lot.
I don't even know how many "fucks" I've typed into the ether over the past few days with all this E3 craziness happening. And I'm not even a Redditor!
Speaking of that massive teeming cesspool of all things hilarious and profane, one brave soul tried to do the unthinkable: tabulating every instance of the word "fuck" uttered on the site.
No, not ever. Don't be ridiculous. If he tried to do that, I'm sure his computer would still be crunching the numbers. And then we wouldn't have this excellent and surprisingly beautiful visualisation, aptly titled "The F Word."
The creator, who guys by the handle "codevinsky", said online that he mined reddit for eight hours earlier this week and put it all together into a nifty presentation yesterday.
— Jeremy (@codevinsky) June 10, 2014
He breaks the thing down into a couple of sub-categories and specific terms such as "fucked" (1507 uses), the always-eloquent "fucking fuck" (23) and the under-appreciated "fuckbag", which he caught only two times. Two! Get it together, Reddit.
All told, Motherboard calculated that the guy he collected 25,203 instances of the word "fuck" and its extended family over eight hours. Considering that the self-proclaimed front page of the internet is consistently ranked as one of the most popular websites in the world (currently ranked on Alexa at 56 globally and 21 in the US), I'm actually sort of surprised. Disappointed, even.
I mean, this is the internet people. Can't we do better than that?
You can enjoy the fuck out of The F Word right here.