Thursday, April 21, 2005

In case you were wondering (like that is at all possible)

Attaturk notes that apparently nobody sent him any emails asking him about literary matters like what three books he would take to a remote island. Apparently, snarky captioners are not interesting enough as literati. The answer, if you must know are "Strunk & White"; "Thirty Days to a more Powerful Vocabulary" and the "2005 Writers Market" because I cannot think of three more USEFUL books to be with which to stranded (and you thought I'd make a toilet paper joke).

So, needing to compensate for this obvious snub, I followed a link from cat fancier Kevin Drum and went out and had the contents of this blog analyzed for viscosity (yeh, that's it) and the results were as follows:

Readability Results Summary Value
Total sentences 1,371
Total words 12,783
Average words per Sentence 9.32
Words with 1 Syllable 8,238
Words with 2 Syllables 2,709
Words with 3 Syllables 1,267
Words with 4 or more Syllables 569
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 14.36%
Average Syllables per Word 1.54
Gunning Fog Index 9.47
Flesch Reading Ease 66.78
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 6.26

I think this means that I am qualified to write for HIGHLIGHTS Magazine, but not qualified to play with weapons-grade Plutonium.

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