Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kewl Beans! Really!!!

Via PourMeCoffee, this remarkable new tool in pursuit of critical literacy (they done it with Shakespeare concordances for a hundred years; it was only a matter of time):
Fightin' words.

Playing around with Capitol Words. In addition to getting word clouds for particular politicians, you can find out which politicians say particular words.

By overwhelming 2-1 margins (follow links below for details):

* Thadeus McCotter (R-MI) says communist the most.
* Trent Franks (R-AZ) says nazi the most.

I was reminded of this, sobering little exercise, still poignant after all these years:

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