Profanity in SydLexia.com articles

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This page gives an account on the frequency of profanity in SydLexia.com articles. The words that were chosen for a close examination are "ass", "crap", "damn", "fuck" and "shit". Further studies will hopefully cover the remaining range of profanity including those of George Carlin's seven words that were left out for now.

Contents

Summary

  • Of the examined words "fuck" is the one most frequently used.
  • The 100 Best SNES Games Ever article has the highest fuck count of all articles. The one with the highest fuck-to-words ratio is Hammerin' Harry.
  • Only in one article does the number of "fuck"s exceed one percent of the article's overall words.
  • Movie posters and the Philosophy of Art is the article with the least amount of prophanity.
  • The highest absolute number of swear words can be found in the Top 100 SNES Games article, despite the Top 100 NES article being slightly longer.

Conclusion

While Syd's articles contain a decent amount of profanity there is still room for improvement.

Full data

Article Number
of words
"ass"
count
 %
"crap"
count
 %
"damn"
count
 %
"fuck"
count
 %
"shit"
count
 %
01. Revolution X 3118 1 .03 2 .06 0 0 20 .64 5 .16
02. TIME KILLERS 1971 1 .05 1 .05 1 .05 7 .35 2 .10
03. Never November Rain 1541 2 .12 0 0 0 0 2 .12 0 0
04. Adventure Island 3345 0 0 1 .02 1 .02 6 .17 0 0
05. Are You Afraid of the Dark? 2612 1 .03 0 0 0 0 7 .26 2 .07
06. Bad Dudes 2656 1 .03 0 0 1 .03 10 .37 2 .07
07. Poison 1930 1 .05 0 0 1 .05 6 .31 1 .05
08. Commodore Christmas Crapfest 3011 2 .06 6 .19 2 .06 26 .86 8 .26
09. M.A.S.K 3788 3 .07 1 .02 2 .05 25 .65 7 .18
10. Hammerin' Harry 3433 3 .08 1 .02 0 0 38 1.10 7 .20
11. Smash T.V. 2628 3 .11 0 0 3 .11 22 .83 5 .19
12. Salur Your Shorts 2555 3 .11 1 .03 0 0 18 .70 3 .11
13. Mötley Crüe 1546 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .25 0 0
14. Street Fighter 3282 2 .06 0 0 4 .12 27 .82 11 .33
15. Mega Man Mania: The Robots of Dr. Wily 5012 6 .11 1 .01 5 .09 30 .59 2 .03
16. Streets of Rage 3235 2 .06 0 0 1 .03 13 .40 4 .12
17. Ten Weirdest Arnold Movie Moments 2430 1 .04 2 .08 1 .04 10 .41 4 .16
18. You Can't Do That On Television 3721 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .10 2 .05
19. Super Mario Bros. 2 2336 1 .04 0 0 0 0 7 .29 2 .08
20. Michael Jackson's Moonwalker 2997 1 .03 1 .03 0 0 11 .36 2 .06
21. Wrestlemania Sucks 2510 1 .03 1 .03 0 0 8 .31 4 .15
22. Syd Lexia vs. Pepsi Free 1658 1 .06 1 .06 1 .06 5 .30 3 .18
23. Mortal Kombat Fatality Fest 14832 8 .05 3 .02 8 .05 46 .31 10 .06
24. The Number Of The Beast 2370 0 0 0 0 1 .04 3 .12 1 .04
25. A Boy And His Blob 4540 0 0 1 .02 2 .04 13 .28 1 .02
26. Spring Cleaning Crapstravangza 3073 4 .13 7 .22 2 .06 23 .74 2 .06
27. Nintendo Game Packs 2367 3 .12 3 .12 2 .08 13 .54 3 .12
28. Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja 5375 4 .07 1 .01 3 .05 23 .42 4 .07
29. Hulk Rules 2994 1 .03 1 .03 0 0 14 .46 3 .10
30. Quiz & Dragons 3033 1 .03 1 .03 1 .03 16 .52 6 .19
31. The Worst NES Games That People Actually Played 9164 6 .06 7 .07 8 .08 42 .45 11 .12
32. The Mystery of Scented Mountain 4252 1 .02 4 .09 6 .14 25 .58 8 .18
33. Whomp 'Em 5648 0 0 1 .01 2 .03 28 .49 3 .05
34. DuckTales (J) 5114 2 .03 1 .01 1 .01 18 .35 3 .05
35. Syd Lexia vs. Batman Cereal 2518 1 .03 2 .07 4 .15 8 .31 5 .19
36. Monster Party 5686 1 .01 1 .01 2 .03 36 .63 8 .14
37. SydLexia.com Retrospective 3587 0 0 4 .11 0 0 12 .33 7 .19
38. Heathcliff 4311 1 .02 3 .06 2 .04 14 .32 4 .09
39. Philosophy of Art: Movie Posters 1737 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .05 0 0
40. Ten Best Christmas Movies Ever 3831 0 0 3 .07 3 .07 18 .46 5 .13
41. The Animals' Christmas Eve 2328 1 .04 1 .04 0 0 18 .77 9 .38
42. Rolling Thunder 3363 1 .02 0 0 0 0 17 .50 6 .17
43. A Momentary Lapse of Reason 2802 0 0 1 .03 0 0 6 .21 1 .03
44. Super Punch Out 3173 1 .03 1 .03 3 .09 16 .50 4 .12
45. Clarissa Explains It All 2280 0 0 0 0 1 .04 8 .35 4 .17
46. Konami's Aliens 3549 0 0 1 .02 2 .05 13 .36 6 .16
47. The Grapes of Wrath: The Children's Version 3734 2 .05 0 0 2 .05 8 .21 5 .13
48. otally Terrific Tribute To Taito 6141 2 .03 1 .01 2 .03 12 .19 6 .09
49. Girls of the NES 4383 2 .04 2 .04 2 .04 17 .38 2 .04
50. Devil World 1958 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .35 0 0
51. The Terrapin Logo Language 3386 0 0 2 .05 0 0 8 .23 5 .14
52. Summer Cleaning Crapstravaganza 3655 2 .05 6 .16 0 0 17 .46 8 .21
53. Centipede: The Board Game 1567 0 0 1 .06 1 .06 5 .31 2 .12
54. The 100 Best NES Games Ever 41466 3 0 11 .02 26 .06 85 .20 17 .04
55. Friday the 13th 5217 0 0 2 .03 1 .01 7 .13 5 .09
56. McDonald's Halloween Pails 3268 0 0 1 .03 2 .06 5 .15 2 .06
57. Mystery House 6856 0 0 1 .01 4 .05 48 .70 14 .20
58. Cheat Your Own Adventure: The Cave Of Time (J) 2238 1 .04 0 0 2 .08 11 .49 4 .17
59. Happy Meal Prizes, Round 1 2127 0 0 1 .04 0 0 5 .23 6 .28
60. Christmas Ornament Showcase 2086 2 .09 0 0 3 .14 6 .28 5 .23
61. Five SNES Games You Play In Hell 3050 3 .09 3 .09 0 0 15 .49 8 .26
62. A Link To Love 2620 1 .03 0 0 1 .03 5 .19 1 .03
63. Pocky & Rocky (V) 3775 6 .15 2 .05 5 .13 7 .18 4 .10
64. A Tribute To The Black Concert T-Shirt 7118 2 .02 1 .01 3 .04 25 .35 6 .08
65. MAD Magazine No. 292 6478 1 .01 3 .04 4 .06 17 .26 9 .13
66. The Toxic Crusaders (V) 3343 2 .05 1 .02 2 .05 6 .17 7 .20
67. Sesame Street Ruined My Life 3150 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 .44 2 .06
68. Law Of The West (V) 2270 3 .13 1 .04 1 .04 3 .13 1 .04
69. Misleading Arcade Game Names 3139 1 .03 2 .06 1 .03 13 .41 7 .22
70. Jobbers of the NES 2328 0 0 0 0 1 .04 10 .42 2 .08
71. Maniac Mansion (V) 4004 4 .09 1 .02 2 .04 8 .19 2 .04
72. The A-Team: The Board Game 2941 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 .64 4 .13
73. Transformers: The Unaired PSAs 2166 1 .04 1 .04 1 .04 6 .27 3 .13
74. McDonald's McNugget Buddies 2630 3 .11 0 0 1 .03 17 .64 2 .07
75. The 100 Best SNES Games Ever 39691 12 .03 13 .03 40 .10 112 .28 46 .11
76. The Worst Christmas Songs Ever 3410 2 .05 4 .11 2 .05 25 .73 6 .17
77. Final Fantasy VI: An Epic Poem (V) 5766 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
78. Pac-Man: A Bleak Commentary on Western Life 3419 0 0 1 .02 1 .02 9 .26 1 .02
79. The Winter Cleaning Crapstravaganza (V) 2884 2 .06 4 .13 2 .06 8 .27 1 .03
80. Eggplants of the NES 2458 1 .04 0 0 0 0 17 .69 1 .04
81. Alex Kidd In Miracle World 7379 4 .05 0 0 1 .01 33 .44 10 .13

Legend

Methodology

  • The whole text of every article is searched for the swear words. This includes the title of the article as well as alt texts for images.
  • Words that appear in images themselves are not accounted for, such as the in-image text of Valdronius' Epic Poem about FFVI.
  • Any occurence of the strings "crap", "damn", "fuck" and "shit" is counted. This includes partial matches like crappy, damned, fucking and dipshit. A more complex search pattern is used for the word "ass" because of its frequent occurence in words like classic.
  • Only white-space is considered a delimiter between words. This means that "ice-cream-flavored" is counted as one word as is "input/output" and similar constructs.

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