Using tacos to express themselves is something that the Spanish have done since time immemorial, although in recent decades it has become a controversial subject, as revealed by a study conducted by the online language learning platform Preply.
The story depicts the origins and use of swear words in the country. According to the results of a survey in Spain, 48.63% of the population says that they have encountered tacos.
According to the study, Spaniards use an average of 9 profanities, slightly less than in other countries such as the United States (21), Poland (19), the United Kingdom (10) or Germany (10). In others, however, such as Italy (9) or Brazil (7), the average is equal to or lower than ours.
What places is the worst spoken?
One of the subjects of investigation was to clarify in which areas of Spain the sacrilege is said the most. The results show that Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Granada and La Coruña-Arteixo are the regions where the highest number of swear words are used every day, with an average of 16, 13 and 12 respectively.
They were followed by Oviedo-Gijón-Avilés (11), Murcia-Orihuela (11), Palma (10), Vigo (10), Barcelona (10), Madrid (9), Caesaraugusta (9), Valladolid (8). San Sebastián (8), Bilbao (8), Malaga (7), Isidore (7), Cadiz (7), Valencia (7), Alicante-Elche (7) and Las Palmas (5).
When are you most entitled?
The study shows that meeting with friends (31.39%), being at home (31.15%), in the car (16.59%) or at work (13.43%), the places where most tacos are consumed by Spaniards.
Also he collects those who are the instigators of the use of sacrilege. The data confirms that they are friends (35.11%), themselves (21.68%), spouses (14.08%), colleagues (8.74%), siblings (5.83%) or parents (2.27%).
In addition, the report states that the majority of respondents avoid profanity when they are with their children (68.54%), in front of their boss (68.22%), in front of elders (59.89%), in front of strangers (55.01%) or in food (51.24%).
Who says more tacos?
It means that men use profanity more frequently (10.41 times a day) than women (7.86). And it is clear that younger generations have a greater tendency to say them: on average, Spaniards between the ages of 16 and 24 say about 11.64 tacos per day. Respondents over the age of 55 only used an average of 4.25 swear words per day.