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STUDY: People Can’t Use Twitter Without the Eff Bomb

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Birds of a feather @#$& together. 

WARNING: If you have a client interested in social media, you may want to turn your head. Better yet, turn your client’s head because twits can’t be trusted unless you are looking for the best George Carlin, Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy impressions.

According to a recent study by Fast Co. Exist, one of out every 13 tweets involves a curse word. After examining a random one-month sample of 51 million English-language tweets from 14 million distinct user accounts, they came up with this conclusion: We curse a lot on Twitter, where our language is usually public, even more than we do in real life.

After the jump, we’ll offer some informative but NSFW charts, so if you’re the squeamish type then you might want to #$%* off.

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Here’s Your New Favorite NSFW Book Trailer

We’d never heard of F**k: An Irreverent History of the F-Word before we saw this promo clip, but we’ve just placed it on our list of “10,000 Books We Might Feel Guilty For Not Reading.”

We can think of a few acronyms they missed, but everyone loves hearing British people curse, so here goes:

What we’re saying is that we support the concept of book trailers 100%. Got a gimmick? Go for it, because EMFPK* that it’s damn hard to get an audience’s attention.

There’s a second clip too, but as the copy block says:

“For more information and history, buy the f**king book.”

*(That’s “Every Motherf*cking Publicist Knows”, and H/T to Meg McAllister on this one)

Clinton Rep Apologizes for ‘F**k Off’ Remark

Today in We Saw This Coming News: Hillary Clinton spokesperson/angry young man Philippe Reines issued an apology to Buzzfeed’s Michael Hastings for including “f**k off” (and other colorful colloquialisms) in a testy email exchange last week.

Speaking to Politico, Reines confirmed that he sent an apology to Hastings two days after the incident, noting that “No matter how strongly you feel about something, there’s a way to make a point,” and cursing the offending reporter out is not it.

Neither party behaved admirably in this story, but we feel safe saying that Reines really should have known better, and we hope Hillary gave him a stern talking-to. (We do know she has the power to do that, because she famously doesn’t take crap from anyone.)

Has the damage been controlled? That’s hard to say.

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