Tempe and Scottsdale Ranked Amongst "Rudest Cities" in English-Speaking World

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Two Arizona cities (that happen to be home to a large number of Arizona State University students) are ranked in the top 10 when it comes to rudest cities in the English-speaking world.

According to a study conducted by the Foursquare social network, Tempe ranks No. 6 when it comes to rudeness, with Scottsdale trailing in the No. 7 spot.

If you're unfamiliar with Foursquare, below is how it's explained by the Interwebs,

Foursquare is a location-based social networking website, software for mobile devices. This service is available to users with GPS-enabled mobile devices, such as iPhones, Android mobile phones, Symbian devices and Blackberries. Users "check-in" at venues using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by running the application and selecting from a list of venues that the application locates nearby.[2] Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges."

The "rudeness" of a city is essentially based on the percentage of profanities found in "check-in recommendations" posted from each city to the location-based social network.

Click here for a far-more detailed/computer jargon-y explanation.

Other notably rude cities include Manchester, England (famous for its soccer hooliganism), which topped the list. It was followed by El Paso, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Bloomington, Indiana; and Riverside, California.

It may come as a shocker, but only one borough of New York City, Staten Island, made the top 20.

See the full list here.

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9 comments
Victoriaperkins
Victoriaperkins

I can't disagree more, I think it's just people tend to post when they have a bad experience. There are a lot of people who visit my town of Tempe and they are always welcomed and treated well in my experience. Oh Well!

Karmashand35
Karmashand35

I am so fucking proud to live in Tempe right now. This place is the mother-fuckin' shit! LOL

That Jerk From Tempe
That Jerk From Tempe

I looked at the mugshot of Mayor Hugh Hallman of Tempe. The guy clearly looks like a goody-two shoes, straight from another time(the 1970's to be exact).

Yet..

He's rude, plain and simple. Perhaps looks are indeed deceiving.

Eleanor
Eleanor

I think right now the mayor and council have more important things to be thinking about than this story that makes Tempe look bad. The issues they face daily just to keep the citizens from bringing a lawsuit against the city for being harassed is what has been taking up their time this past week.

Rude and crude
Rude and crude

So they're basing the level of "rudeness" of a city on how many naughty words people post to the site?

Isn't that like basing how good a pro football team is by the price of its game tickets?

Hughsanass
Hughsanass

Look no further than Tempe Mayor Hallman for the rudest ass in the place. He's rude to everyone including his fellow council members. He loves to be rude to women. He has mommy issues. Just ask his wife and girlfriend.

rac3rx
rac3rx

Spelled Indiana wrong. :P

James King
James King

No I didn't. I think you're seeing things. Perhaps you should check again (now that I've had the opportunity to fix my typo).

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