Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Word usage in the President's SOTU

Word usage in this year's SOTU, according to a DailyKos commenter.

must - 29
security - 29
make - 23
year - 22
freedom - 19
social - 18
people - 18
country - 18
american - 17
nation - 16
terror - 16
new - 16
congress - 15
worker - 15
america - 15
world - 14
govern - 14
because - 14
benefit - 14
every - 13
retire - 13
system - 13
account - 13
iraq - 13
help - 13
time - 12
economy - 11
reform - 11
work - 11
peace - 11
women - 11
tax - 10
great - 10
terrorist - 10
responsible - 10

nothin':

abu ghraib - 0
torture - 0
gay - 0
abortion - 0
private - 0
privatize - 0
Guantanano - 0
Chalabi - 0
crisis - 0
Sudan-0
tsunami-0
mandate-0
poverty-0

Somebody also caught him with a split-infinitive: "judges have a duty to faithfully interpret the law, not legislate from the bench."

To which another commentor responds: "It is always good to faithfully split an infinitive although this is not exactly a place where no one has boldly gone before."

2 comments:

Sutton said...

Not that I watched it, but sources tell me there was, interestingly, not a single message of gods, religions, etc. Even (especially?) Bill Clinton never pulled that off: http://www.therevealer.org/archives/today_001597.php

ME-L said...

If you haven't seen it yet, this is neat:

http://www.style.org/stateoftheunion/