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Sep 3, 2004 3:48pm

words speakers use

this beautiful infographic seems to be making the rounds this morning - it's a pair of images showing the frequency of words used by speakers at both major party conventions this summer, so far. "War", "Jobs", "Freedom", "Health Care" are the big ones.

A few questions I have about it:

  • How did the New York Times decide which words to include in the survey?
  • Why now? The graphic pointedly omits Bush - seems like they would have wanted to wait until the RNC was over, to have a full record.
  • How is the top graphic organized? Is there a reason why "Hope" and "Iraq" are neighbors, for example?
  • "Girlie Men" ???


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