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CINCINNATI - Ohioans might need a lesson in manners -- at least when it comes to curse words and saying "thank you."

According to the mobile advertising research firm Marchex , Ohioans curse the most in the country. Washingtonians apparently curse the least.

It doesn't get much better after that for the Buckeye State. That same research also puts Ohio in the Top 5 "Least Courteous" category.

Marchex claims that Ohioans have trouble saying "please" and "thank you."

The company is citing its data mining technology as it comes up with the rankings. Marchex officials say its team examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months that were place by consumers to businesses in more than 30 industries.

The researchers then scanned the calls for cuss words and linked the frequency to the states the calls originated from.

Marchex says Ohioans curse at more than twice the rate of Washingtonians. People from the Buckeye State apparently swore about every 150 conversations.

The research also suggested that 66 percent of the curses come from men.

What were the most courteous states you ask? Marchex says the Southern states almost swept that category. The Top 5 "Most Courteous" were: South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and Georgia.

To read the entirety of the original report, go to: http://blog.marchex.com/

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