The 2017 SPFBO Finalists that Gave a Fuck [NSFW]

I was in a group conversation with Esme from the Stabby award-winning blog, The Weatherwax Report when she said that she wanted to do a “fuck counter”. I thought that was a great idea, so I decided to go through all 10 SPFBO finalists and plot the swearing and cursing and all those four letter words. But all credit to the idea goes to Esme.

Without further ado, let’s get started. I want to quickly note here that I only accounted for “real” swear words. Invented swear words, if they occurred, were not counted.


overall findings

  • Every book had some form of swearing in it. If a book only had one swear-word, it occurred at least twice in the novel.
  • Where Loyalties Lie gave the most fucks.
  • Where Loyalties Lie also had the most swearing out of any of the books.
  • Tiger Lily and The Way Into Chaos are practically pure angels when it comes to swearing.
  • The word damn occurred the most overall.
  • bastard occurred in the most individual novels.
  • cunt, arsehole, asshole each occurred only once
  • This shit is just for fun.

words at a glance

chart

You can abso-fucking-lutely bet your ass that the their are 795 bloody instances of swearing between all the damn SPFBO finalists.


where loyalties lie

Where Loyalties Lie

Hey, they’re fucking pirates.


the crimson queen

The Crimson Queen

Well, damn.


devil’s night dawning

Devil's Night Dawning

Those bloody devils!


tiger lily

Tiger Lily

Damn it all!


chaos trims my beard

Chaos Trims My Beard

That beard only gave one fuck.


jack bloodfist: fixer

Jack Bloodfist

I think we’re shit out of luck.


the way into chaos

The Way Into Chaos

Who gave that bastard a sword?


pilgrimage to skara

Pilgrimage to Skara

Stop being such an ass!


the war of undoing

The War of Undoing

Bugger all!


sufficiently advanced magic

Sufficiently Advanced Magic

Zero fucks given.

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