President Obama made a surprise speech earlier today about race in America in the wake of the Zimmerman trial. Content aside, let’s take a look at the speech’s stats:
It had 2,145 words and “think” was the most popular word, appearing 21 times (or comprising less than 1 percent of the speech). African” and “American” appear second and third (15 and 14 times, respectively).
Roughly 45 percent of the speech was made up of primary, or non-common, words, which tracks with the presidential habit of using lots of indefinite articles in his spoken comments.
Here’s the word cloud of the speech:
Here’s the top-10 words frequency list (created at textfixer.com)