Update: New version of the study is up here!
#@*& it if I couldn’t come up with a shorter Casual Friday study this week. When we started doing Casual Fridays a year and a half ago, the goal was to keep them short — less than five questions, if possible. They’ve gradually expanded from week to week, but we’ve typically been able to keep to around ten questions.
But this week I came up with a *@&&ing good idea for a study that just wouldn’t cooperate with the length limits. Fortunately, the subject matter tends to be quite arousing: offensive language. What words really get you *$ing angry? Now we’ll finally be able to find out. I’ve picked out 11 of the foulest, most shocking words I can imagine, and I’m going to ask you to rate them along 5 different dimensions. There’ll be a total of 58 questions.
If you don’t have that *%#&ing much time, you’re free to skip this one. I have a feeling we won’t have much of a problem filling up our 333 available spots.
Click here to participate.
(Obviously, if you think you might be disturbed by the language of this study, you’re advised not to participate — and you might not want to complete it in a public place)
As usual, you’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 25 to complete the study, or until we fill up with 333 responses, whichever comes first. Then don’t forget to come back next Friday for our totally uncensored results post.
(One other note: I’m posting this early this week because I’m leaving town for the weekend at 9:00 a.m. EDT. If you’re an early riser like me, I’d appreciate it if you’d let me know about any problems with the survey in the comments — otherwise, everyone will have to live with them all weekend long.)