Artifacting Swear Words

A list of swear words found within the Artifacting comments (and the number of times each word wad used) as of as of 7:41 pm MST May 13th, 2010:

Fuck: 49 (includes motherfucker, fucker, fucking, etc.)
Motherfucker: 2
Shit: 54 (includes shitbag, shithole, shitty, etc.)
Piss: 12
Tits: 1
Damn: 53 (includes goddamn, damnation, etc.)
Pussy: 7
Asshole: 9
Bitch: 19 (includes son of a bitch, sumbitch, etc.)
Bastard: 7
Cunt: 2

Come on folks! Let’s not be so shy. We need more motherfucker up in here.
Thanks for the idea Clusterfuck

Nuked

If you have read this blog for any amount of time, you know I’m not a stickler for correct spelling and grammar, but I thought you would get a kick out of this. Merriam-Webster has succumbed and updated the pronunciation of nuclear on their website citing:

Though disapproved of by many, pronunciations ending in \\-kyə-lər\\ have been found in widespread use among educated speakers including scientists, lawyers, professors, congressmen, United States cabinet members, and at least two United States presidents and one vice president. While most common in the United States, these pronunciations have also been heard from British and Canadian speakers.

Acceptance Speech Word Visualizations



Above are the word clouds for the acceptance speeches from Obama and McCain (on top for you colorblind readers) that I created using Wordle. The larger the word, the more often it was said by each candidate. I think both the words “promise” and “fight” are too large for any candidate this time around.

The New York Times does a great job of visually distilling the acceptance speeches. I think of particular note is the fact that Rudy Giuliana (of all people) saying, “Of great concern to me, during those same four days in Denver, they rarely mentioned the attacks of September 11, 2001.” The total count of the time the phrase “September 11th” was said by Obama: 2, by McCain: 0.