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January 10, 2004

Shit: Research

Shit: Research Into the Relative Frequency of Certain Invective on the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller.

Overview:
The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler is famous for foul and creative language, yet researchers haven't done a serious analysis, nor written up a single paper on the subject. To help fill in our understanding of modern culture, I've undertaken an early morning effort to plug the gaps. This basic overview of the language on the Rott barely scraches the surface, so more work is definitely needed.

I used the search engine Google to get counts of Rott web pages that contain certain selected epithets, curses, swear words, and liberals. I then undertook to study what the relative frequencies of the appearances in such words could tell us about scum suckers, islamofascists, and Michael Moore.


Research:
George Carlin is famous for saying the 7 words the FCC wouldn't let people say on the air. The famous words were these, with marks through the one's that have since slipped into acceptability.

shit
piss
fuck
cunt
cocksucker
motherfucker
tits

How does the Rott stack up?

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for shit.
Results 1 - 20 of about 989.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for piss.
Results 1 - 20 of about 417.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fuck.
Results 1 - 20 of about 872.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for cunt.
Results 1 - 20 of about 40.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for cocksucker.
Results 1 - 7 of about 9.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for motherfucker.
Results 1 - 18 of about 22.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for tit.
Results 1 - 14 of about 18.

Or in ascending order

9 cocksucker
18 tit
*note: tits plural, only adds 8 hits
22 motherfucker
40 cunt
417 piss
872 fuck
989 shit

Keep in mind that these aren't word counts, these are thread counts. The Rott is currently (at the time of this publication) up to 3601 archived threads. However, all threads prior to thread 3056 were purged in what was called The Great Oops! of Thread 3055, a disaster which not surprisingly was the subject of thread 3058. That leaves 543 archived threads with comments, plus 3055 threads with none.

So in a given thread it would seem to be a near statistical certainty of encountering the words fuck and shit, assuming these words aren't actually accounted for in the 3055 posts with missing comments, which does remain a possibility. To see whether this is the case, we first proposed that if the word shit were to be distributedly evenly through Emperor Darth Misa I's postings, while never appearing in the commets, it would mean 27.4% of the postings would contain shit. That would leave 839 shits in the first 3055 posts, and 149 occurances of shit in the subsequent 543 posts. However, this assumption also doesn't leave any shit for the threads, so this type of simplistic thread count analysis still doesn't shed light on shit. Perhaps a refined Google would eliminate this difficulty.

Moving on, we find further complications. A few of the earliest threads do still have comments, such as the prophetic one left on thread #2.

COMMENTS: TAKING A SNARKY BREAK™
I like your style
Posted by David at October 24, 2003 06:28 AM

This most prophetic of statements on the second Rott thread doesn't seem that prophetic, considering that it's only 3 months old, posted far after The Great Oops! of Thread 3055, which occurred on Sept 29, 2003. Such an affair begs for an explaination Noting that several of the earliest (single-digit) threads contain comments from the early morning of Oct 24, we may finally have explained where those comments from the morning of Oct 24 maddeningly went. Either that or the second thread on the Rott took 13 months to draw a comment.

The FCC also used to frown upon

fart
turd
twat

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fart.
Results 1 - 20 of 51.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for turd.
Results 1 - 20 of about 77.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for twat.
Results 1 - 18 of about 20.

These don't seemed heavily favored terms on the Rott, with turd holding a slight advantage.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for puke.
Results 1 - 20 of about 90.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for vomit.
Results 1 - 20 of about 40.

Given that the terms puke and vomit appear with roughly equal frequency as fart and turd, though not with shit, which has other primary usages, it would seem there's little bias toward particular body excretions amongst those who post at the Rott. One exception seems to spit, which appears out of proportion with other similar terms.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for spit.
Results 1 - 20 of about 209.

Upon investigation it was found that this statistically unexpected affair was explained by the frequent discussion of *spit* France *spit*, the *spit* UN *spit*, Michael Moore *spit*, Ted Rall *spit*, and Noam Chomsky *spit*

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for France.
Results 1 - 20 of about 540.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for UN.
Results 1 - 20 of about 705.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Moore.
Results 1 - 20 of about 255.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Rall.
Results 1 - 20 of about 34.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Chomsky.
Results 1 - 20 of about 84.

These latter three alone may explain the very high incidences of the terms traitor and treason.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for traitor.
Results 1 - 20 of about 163.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for treason.
Results 1 - 20 of about 135.

While all five would contribute to the frequency of the word swine, and probably a significant percentage of the invective used on the Rott.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for swine.
Results 1 - 20 of about 276.


Misconceptions: Many have noticed the prominent warning posted on the Rott.

This Website has been rated:
R
due to frequent use of invective
and the occasional appearance of the word
"boob".
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for boob.
Results 1 - 15 of about 19.

It would seem the boob story is apocryphal, or possibly an urban legend, especially since we have

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for hell.
Results 1 - 20 of about 1,060.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for damn.
Results 1 - 20 of about 1,150.

Other more common swear words don't rate nearly as highly.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for cock.
Results 1 - 20 of about 29.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fucker.
Results 1 - 20 of about 49.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for dick.
Results 1 - 20 of about 233.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for bitch.
Results 1 - 20 of about 361.

However, since the main subject of the Rott is both politics and anti-Idiotarianism, the frequent appearance of the words dick and bitch in its threads is likely explained by discussions of Bill and Hillary Clinton. And indeed, subtracting the Clintons from the search leaves

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for bitch -Hillary -Bill -Clinton. Results 1 - 20 of about 172.

So 52% of the threads appearances of the word bitch seem to be associated with the Clintons, and it isn't Bill that gets called a bitch.

The Rott is likewise famous for the creative use of fuck and ass, yet these four rather common combinations terms appear rarely.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fucknozzle.
Results 1 - 20 of about 29.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fucknugget.
Results 1 - 20 of about 31.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for assnugget.
Results 1 - 20 of about 41.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for dickweed.
Results 1 - 6 of about 8.

For a total of 109 web pages where they appear. Yet the far more unusual term asshat appears much more often than the four common terms, combined.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for asshat.
Results 1 - 20 of about 161.

almost twice as often as the overused phrase fuckhead.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fuckhead.
Results 1 - 20 of about 86.

In investigating the reasons for this, we discovered that the popularizer of the term, Rachael Lucas, was linked by the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler back in thread #99, on Sept 10, 2002.

That this produced a preference for a new and innovative term, asshat, as opposed to the more standard terms, implies a web community that cross fertilizes heavily in linguistic innovations. Indeed, asshat is only slightly less frequent than the all too common asshole.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for asshole.
Results 1 - 20 of about 213.

Searching for political terms on the Rott reveals that Democrats and Donks are discussed relatively equally, with Democrats having a slight lead over the Donks.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for democrat.
Results 1 - 20 of about 317.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for donk.
Results 1 - 20 of about 249.

Still not sure which is which, though. I suspect it's the donks who are backing Dean, although he doesn't seem to be nearly as popular as Saddam.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Dean.
Results 1 - 20 of about 320.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Saddam.
Results 1 - 20 of about 895.
Indeed, he also seems to be far less associated with intelligence than Saddam is.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Dean Intelligence.
Results 1 - 20 of about 56.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Saddam Intelligence.
Results 1 - 20 of about 169.

The people posting on the Rott also seem to have some interesting political viewpoints.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for freedom.
Results 1 -20 of 560.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for democracy.
Results 1 - 20 of about 313.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for liberty.
Results 1 - 20 of about 194.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for sex.
Results 1 - 20 of about 206.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for whisky.
Results 1 - 2 of 2.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for whiskey.
Results 1 - 6 of about 9.

It would seem that freedom is the most popular, followed by democracy. Yet sex seems a bit more popular than liberty, possibly implying a kinky bondage thing. It would seem that whiskey is not the drink of choice.
The war in Iraq seems to be a much discussed subject, brought up far more often than Texas.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Evil.
Results 1 - 20 of about 842.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Iraq.
Results 1 - 20 of about 1,170.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Iraqi.
Results 1 - 20 of about 632.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Texas.
Results 1 - 20 of about 312.

Certain animals also seem to be a frequent topic of discussion, chiefly goats and puppies.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for goat.
Results 1 - 20 of about 200.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Puppy.
Results 1 - 20 of about 126.

Looking further, it would seem the paleosimians and islamofascists are outnumbered by more conventional Muslims.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for paleosimians.
Results 1 - 20 of about 39.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for islamofascist.
Results 1 - 20 of about 104.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for islamofascists.
Results 1 - 20 of about 89.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Muslim.
Results 1 - 20 of about 312.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Muslims.
Results 1 - 20 of about 224.

In fact, these islamofascists seemed even less popular than hippies, or even regular well-groomed fascists.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for hippie.
Results 1 - 20 of about 166.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for hippy.
Results 1 - 20 of about 28.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for nazi.
Results 1 - 20 of about 326.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for fascist.
Results 1 - 20 of about 190.

Despite the constant influx of trolls calling the Rotties nazi and fascist, which explains the above hits, they don't throw out KKK as often as many think.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for KKK.
Results 1 - 20 of about 47.

And even this level of 47 hits for KKK seems to correlate closely with the word Byrd.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for KKK -Byrd.
Results 1 - 20 of about 29.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for Byrd.
Results 1 - 20 of about 39.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for KKK Byrd.
Results 1 - 17 of about 18.

Possibly the most interesting finding is that despite the whole purpose of the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler being the dispensing of Clue™, the word is only half as common as shit.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for clue.
Results 1 - 20 of about 417.

Weapons also seem to be a common topic of discussion, with one interesting exception.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for gun.
Results 1 - 20 of about 485.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for rifle.
Results 1 - 20 of about 106.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for pistol.
Results 1 - 20 of about 50.
Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for shotgun.
Results 1 - 20 of about 30.

Searched English pages on www.nicedoggie.net for bazooka.
Results 1 - 1 of 1.

Interestingly, it would seem that the people frequenting the Rott almost never mention bazooka. Even the one mention it got http://www.nicedoggie.net/archives/003067.html
was merely pointing out how unusual the word's use is.

"Nope, meant good-ole-WW2-style bazookas. I think bazooka is a fun word…"

Summary:
The invective on the Rott is innovative, and merits further study. The commonly held assumptions about the invective are proving false, and far more interesting than the general community had anticipated.

Conclusion:
Darth Misha I needs to provide more occurances of the word clue, and also engage in a lengthy discussion about bazookas, the only word I searched that yielded only a single hit on the Rott. Bazooka seems to be falling into disuse, and this trend could possible be reversed as easily as the word asshat was popularized. I suggest he more frequently wield the term Clue-bazooka of Doom™.

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Comments

Don't forget to factor in that the reason Misha's
has an 'R' rating is the occasional use of the word 'boob' ;)

Posted by: Bill H at Jan 10, 2004 11:37:51 PM

Oh Lord, you DID factor it in- my bad.

Posted by: Bill H at Jan 10, 2004 11:39:04 PM

ONLY you George! *pointing Clue-Bazooka of Doom*
You really need to get out more. ROFLMFAO

Posted by: delftsman3 at Jan 10, 2004 11:41:17 PM

Darn, I have to remember some of the more unique invective I've spouted sometime... Have you considered "pimply ass"? Or "gerbil-felch"? Or even "Cluebat™ up the keister (or ass)?"

--TwoDragons

Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at Jan 11, 2004 11:52:27 AM

George, I will endeavor to use the word "bazooka" more often.

How does "She can blow a guy like a bazooka with tits!" sound? ;)

Posted by: B.C. at Jan 11, 2004 3:00:07 PM

you need to get laid.

Posted by: bambi flower at Aug 24, 2004 2:04:32 PM

shit man!!!!!!!!

Posted by: nichole at Apr 13, 2005 10:36:00 AM