State of the Union

The New York Times has published a little flash tool that lets you analyze the current president’s State of the Union addresses, which so far amount to more than 30,000 words. You can search the text of the speeches to see how often certain words have appeared. Kind of a neat tool that might be useful to linguists tempted to decry the vocabulary weaknesses of the Commander in Chief.

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