Saturday, August 30, 2008

Darn It! I'm Not Perfect.

Temposchlucker had posted his cuss-o-meter rating on his blog. He's squeaky clean. I guess that's what happens when English isn't your first language and you don't even know what the word cuss means. I figured since I don't use the s-word or f-word on my blog that m score would be comparable. I was wrong.

The Blog-O-Cuss Meter - Do you cuss a lot in your blog or website?
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I guess hell, crap, damn, and suck count as cussing. Anyone wanna take bets on how high Chess Loser would score? Actually I put his URL in. Only 56.8% There must be some really raunchy sites that have taken the test. I guess chess bloggers are a pretty tame bunch in comparison to the rest of internet world.


Ed said...

I score 0%. This surprises me no little, considering the amount of scorn and bile I heap on some of my games.

likesforests said...

"Around 1.5% of the pages on your website contain cussing.This is 99% LESS than other websites who took this test."

Sweet! But I wonder where that 1.5% came from. Perhaps dagnabbit or darn count as mild expletives? Or maybe it's just for *linking* to chessloser's site... ;)

Polly said...

Ed: Dr. Brady will be happy to know that. :-)

Like: Must be the linking to CL. :-)

Anonymous said...

Somehow when chessloser cusses it doesn't come off like he is cussing. He has a gift!

Temposchlucker said...

That english is not my native language certainly has something to do with it. It is difficult to estimate how offensive an expression is in another language. To be safe I don't use it. On the other hand, I can't imagine that my dutch writings would score much higher. My spoken language is another matter though.

KnightFork said...

I scored a 0% on the cuss-o-meter! I try and keep it clean due to the fact that my 9 and 6 year olds like to read what I have written.

Maybe they will lose interest and I will be able to kick it up a notch! For now I guess I will be stuck with using !$*@! to express myself that way. LOL

Anonymous said...

I scored 8,3% and english isn't my first language either. Like Tempo i speak dutch. So i blame all the blogs i link to to give me such a high cuss level. Darn you all! :-)

Tempo, wil je zeggen dat je anders schrijft dan spreekt?

Ed said...

Polly: I'm not sure Dr. Brady cares what my personal blog looks like. The Marshall's blog ( is easy to keep clean--I don't have to post my own games on it.

Temposchlucker said...

sure. Since speaking is much faster than writing there is less time for self-censorship. Especially when I get emotionally agitated I tend to curse. A habit I have adopted in military service.

Temposchlucker said...

I get emotionally agitated once or twice a year. Especially contact with civil servants tends to rise my blood pressure.

Anonymous said...

Interesting...I would tend to agree with Tommyg that Chessloser's blog ( although ripe with expletives ) tends to come across as evocative language as opposed to plain "cussin" ( again a delightfully old-fashioned word, which somehow reduces its impact).

Just like Temposchlucker, I tend to edit my written words compared to my spoken ( admittedly to preserve English spellings & grammar as opposed to 'International' ones ) since the logical spelling of Dutch words can tend to interfere with my natutal English !

I also have to agree with him that Civil Servants ( particularly Dutch ones ) and also UK banks see my 'cusssin' factor rise significantly, albeit internally, since verbally abusing such people has the opposite effect to that intended :)

I would also think that the "Cuss-o-meter", just from its name, is aimed squarely at English-language-based sites.

I'm not sure that a web-based Dutch equivalent exists, but since I have to see the "anti-swearing" posters most days at Amsterdam Centraal ( ), I think that the Netherlands is fairly-well covered !


Polly said...

Yes Chess Loser does have a way with words that makes the profanity blend in, and is actually pretty funny.