I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Wordcount



Wordcount is an interesting experiment and is good for those party opening factoids that you can drop in any gathering, "Did you know that the most frequently used word in the entire English language is 'THE'?" Well, okay, that doesn't quite set the room on fire but the ranking of some words become interesting in how high or low they are relative to each other--as well as the words around them since words are always used in very common phrases and sentences.

So, it's interesting to note that "money" ranks 227, while "love" ranks lower at 384 (check out the words next to "love" and you might be reminded of a rather hackeneyed slogan from a 1970 movie). "War" gets bandied about more than "peace" and to see by how much seems to indicate why it's not so strange we're in this fix. And it's not totally a surprise but "food" ranks higher than "sex."

It's a nice distraction, nice and playful--that is, until one puts in "America." Go ahead.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ronnie,
If you read this post, Enrico and I are planning to get together at Kinokuniya tommorow 11/13 at 5:30pm. Hope to see you there.

cK

11:26 PM

 
Blogger Zironu said...

^^ Interesting. The word used least frequently (according to Wordcount) is conquistador.

8:22 AM

 

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