The science is settled: Tennessee happiest state as measured by Tweet content
April 6, 2011 1 Comment
Via Maetenloch at Ace of Spades, who notes “Now this may not mean that the people there are that much happier than the average, but rather that public negativity is frowned upon by their respective cultures.”
LATER: This could also be an example of a Southern trait told in this joke (after the jump because of a dirty word):
Mary Anne and Sarah Belle are sitting on the porch in their Sunday finery drinking iced tea.
MARY ANNE: My husband bought me this diamond ring. It’s two carats.
SARAH BELLE: Isn’t that special?
MARY ANNE: last year he bought me a new Mercedes.
SARAH BELLE: Gracious. Isn’t that special?
MARY ANNE: We’re going to cruise the Mediterranean next summer.
SARAH BELLE: Oh, isn’t that special?
MARY ANNE: Sarah, has your husband taken you on a cruise?
SARAH BELLE: No, but he did send me to finishing school.
MARY ANNE: Why, what ever did you learn at finishing school?
SARAH BELLE: I learned to say “isn’t that special” instead of “fuck you.”