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Words on Twitter Show Happy, Sad States

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What do the words we use on Twitter say about us and where we live?

Researchers at the University of Vermont did a study of 10 million tweets and the words that were used, then mapped out where they originated to determine the happiest and saddest states.

They rated 10,000 words on how happy they are. Words like good, nice, sleep, wine, food, beach, wine and LOL were examples of happy words. Sad words were mad, hate, no, boo, smoke, jail and your pick of expletives.

The happiest state in the country turned out to be Hawaii.

The rest of the Top 5:

  • Maine
  • Nevada
  • Utah
  • Vermont

The saddest states were:

  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Delaware.

New York was somewhere right in the middle.

They further broke it down into the happiest and saddest cities. Napa, Calif., was the happiest city. Beaumont, Texas, was the saddest.

The study also came up with some other interesting rankings, including what they called obesity words. The article appeared on CNN.com.

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