When it comes to the use of cuss words, people in western Colorado simply don't have what it takes compared to many other parts of the US.

According to data provided by Gawker, the use of expletives varies across the US. Also, certain cuss words including the "B-word," the "F-word" and others seem to be used more frequently in some parts of the country than others.

As for western Colorado, we're either at the median or below for all cuss words except gosh and darn, mild compared to words like a--hole, s---, and motherf-----. That's not to say we're squeaky clean when it comes to the use of expletives, it's just that they're used less here than other places.

My grandmother and mom always found plenty of words in the English language to express every thought and feeling without using cuss words. Much like them, I keep it clean, but find every once in awhile a well-placed expletive can have quite an impact.

Cursing seems more generally accepted now than at any other time in recent history. George Carlin's classic 'Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television' routine gives us a hilarious look at how cussing was viewed in the 1970s.