Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Bloggy Purity Redeemed

After I got that NC-17 rating a few weeks ago, I figured I'd joined the ranks of the disreputable. Since I'm feeling burnt out on politics tonight, I took the Cuss-O-Meter test and at first glance I still look pretty skanky:

The Blog-O-Cuss Meter - Do you cuss a lot in your blog or website?

Uff da. I thought I was really restraining myself - I can be a whole lot saltier but you never know when your students, current or former, might read your blog. Or your mom, the retired church secretary. (Okay, I do remember using the F-word recently, but my goodness, I meant it literally as a verb - that's gotta count for something.)

But wait! It's more complicated. The results page tells me:
Around 22.2% of the pages on your website contain cussing. This is 92% LESS than other websites who took this test.
Um, hello? I'm not sure if that's a percentile ranking or a percentage of other people's average scores. Or maybe something else entirely. But "High," it's not.

Go here and let me know how you ranked, okay?

That said, the Cuss-O-Meter has no scientific pretensions. The entry page announces:
Average Cuss Level: 269%

The average percentage of pages that contain cussing for all the websites that have taken the Cuss-O-Meter is 269%.
Uh huh. No mathematical pretensions, either.

I think the Cuss-O-Meter would make an excellent Republican presidential candidate.


frau sally benz said...

I'm going to go ahead and guess that anything above 10 or something is going to be "high" because I just got high: 15%. That is in no way high.

Sungold said...

Yeah, you're definitely less pottymouthed than I, and I honestly don't think I'm all that salty on this blog!