Earlier this year I presented an analysis of the debate around the Scottish Independence Referendum — a debate which really engaged people, the way politics rarely does. As part of that, we looked into online abuse and “cybernats”. I observed that Wings Over Scotland swore the most. He asked, reasonably enough, to see the league table. Here it is — the top 10 swearers from the debate on Twitter:
@tighnacoille 0.19%  @johnnydundee 0.15%
So Wings Over Scotland managed to beat an automated swearing bot (@britnatabusebot would retweet pro-union swearing) to take first place. Yes, Wings swore more than a robot built for swearing. But look at the low percentages: that tells you that swearing was a democratic thing.: @tighnacoille merely uses the word “damned”, which arguably isn’t swearing, although it was counted here. This league table measures the quantity, not the quality of swearing.