Speaking of which, here's a very cool chart by the NYTimes detailing the five years since September 11th. Of special interest: the constant rate of descent in Bush/Blair approval ratings, word frequency notes in the State of the Unions, the uncanny stability of baby name trends in the US (they seem to be stuck in biblical mode for the boys and half biblical, half patriotic mode for the girls), and the NYTimes word frequency of the words "irony" and "ironic". Word of the year 2005? Truthiness.


Post a Comment

<< Home