Most characteristic words in pro and

Most characteristic words in pro- and anti-feminist tweets Here are, based on my analysis (which I’ll get to in a moment) clouds of the 40 words most characteristic of anti-feminist and pro-feminist tweets, respectively. anti-feminist pro-feminist Word clouds my may be only semi-quantitative but they have other virtues, like recognizability and explorability. For the purists, … Read more Most characteristic words in pro and

visualizing word and letter frequencies

Visualizing word and letter frequencies in Gadsby, a novel without the letter ‘e’ In 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright published the novel Gadsby (gee, I wonder where he came up with that name…), 58,124 words (by my count), none of which contain the letter ‘e’. Here are a few of the features of the English language Wright was … Read more visualizing word and letter frequencies

Mythological names are on rise pokemon

Mythological names are on the rise; Pokémon, not so much. As you can see, mythological boys’ names were pretty negligible until the mid-1990s, after which they’ve had quite an explosion, with boys named Phoenix, Odin and Ares leading the pack. Girls having mythological names was more common than boys in the past, but they’ve increased … Read more Mythological names are on rise pokemon