Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Post of Lists

When I said “when I have more time,” I apparently meant this afternoon. According to the same little operation I performed in the previous post, the following represents the twenty most-used words in my entire blog.
1. kidicarus (1139 times)
2. just (1021)
3. think (844 times)
4. people (796 times)
5. your (792)
6. good (515)
7. back (489)
8. really (479)
9. don’t (447)
10. got (439)
11. something (436)
12. movie (390)
13. actually (350)
15. life (337)
16. show (335)
17. say (314)
18. make (312)
19. look (310)
20. feel (308)
This is, of course, excluding the so-called “sucky” words like “and,” “you,” “was” and others that I felt don’t covey much meaning, especially out of context. Now other words of note:
83. blog (303 times)
128. apparently (128)
157. character (186)
166. anything (175)
172. funny (170)
185. writing (165)
186. barbara (164)
189. dead (160)
192. nexus (159)
194. finally (158)
195. she’s (157)
196. song (156)
197. funny (150)
258. hollister (127)
261. sex (126)
311. dog (107)
How many time’s I’ve named names, with a few names of people I don’t actually know thrown in for good measure.
1. Jill (100 times)
2. Sanam (94)
3. Kristen (86)
4. Jessica (76)
5. Bill (79)
6. David (69)
7. Nate (56)
8. Spencer (54)
9. John (52)
10. Meg (49)
11. Jesus (46)
12. Dina (45)
13. Cory (38)
14. Laura (39)
15. Mario (37)
16. TIE: Meghan and Moe (33)
18. Daniel (32)
19. George (31)
20. Glenn (30)
21. Adam (29)
22. Marcy (23)
23. Peter (24)
24. Taryn (26)
25. Brie (26)
26. TIE: Tristan, Samara, and Buffy (22)
29. TIE: Greg, Hilly and Teresa (19)
32. Birdo (17)
33. TIE: Megan, Monique, Hillary, William and Kami (15)
38. Uma (14)
39. Jennifer (13)
40. Veronica (13)
Naughty words:
1. fuck (118)
2. fucking (108)
3. shit (105)
4. hell (86)
5. ass (43)
6. bitch (24)
7. goddamn (18)
9. TIE: dick and shitty (19)
11. TIE: cock and vagina (16)
13. pussy (15)
14. crabs (13)
Consumables:
1. water (108)
2. orange (36)
3. beer (26)
4. pot (72)
5. cigarette (22)
6. TIE: pie and butter (18)
8. coffee (17)
10. TIE: cake and apple (16)
12. TIE: lemon and sandwich (15)
14. tea (14)
15. soda (13)
16. TIE: onion, peach and meat: (12)
Negative words:
1. don’t (447)
2. can't (253)
3. didn’t (201)
4. death (159)
5. hate (122)
6. kill (97)
7. die (85)
8. dark (59)
9. won’t (51)
10. hurt (20)
Positive words:
1. love (255)
2. happy (157)
3. nice (128)
4. glad (48)
5. dream (68)
That’s all I could think to do. This kind of thing is probably only interesting to me, from an autobiographical standpoint. Still, I have always wondered how my various used words would stack up. Total words blogged, by the way: 356,665. More than I would have expected. In looking up all this word count information, I managed to find a nifty website dedicated to this very process in the entire written English language.
[ link: WordCount ]
A project by a guy named Jonathan J. Harris, WordCount keeps tabs on the 86,800 most frequently used words. The last, curiously, is “conquistador.” “Drew” ranks 2012th. Best of all, WordCount displays this information in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

If you can think of any other statistics that would be interesting to look at, tell me.

3 comments:

  1. It is interesting to me. I am totally gonna check this out...

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  2. How on Ganesha's green Earth do you use that site? I'm utterly confused... then again, that's nothing new....
    I think you should look at animal names since you're always bringing up one silly animal or another.

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  3. on your 20 most common words....you're right.
    I think I used 7 on my blog.

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