Corporate managers are usually known for their stuffy professionalism, but every once in a while C-suite executives like to let loose with some profanity.
Analysts and investors listening in to the latest round of earnings calls may have heard wildcatter and
The most common uncouth word to show up in conference calls over the last 10 years was "damn," as in "pretty damn profitable." Words like "a--" and "s---" also showed up hundreds of times across more than 100,000 transcripts in both positive and negative contexts ( as in "we kicked a--!").
Using a fairly wide definition of profanity that includes most words that are frowned upon in polite society, it's clear that a small number of companies are responsible for a good portion of foul language in conference calls. These include