April 27th, 2004

pants

Can't help talking about the "the"

This tool "Counts the number of times words are used in your journal, and displays those you use the most". I'm sure it can only do public entries, and not surprisingly, my most popular word is "the", with 240 occurances. I won't post the whole list, as most/all the words are "stopwords" or other low-content words, but here's the ones I found amusing:

47. book (12)
57. feet (11)
73. dead (8)
75. walk (8)
76. films (8)
81. love (7)
82. bowling (7)
88. postal (7)

I am shocked by the absence of the word "pants", especially since "postal" made the list. My immediate thought is to distrust the search technology as faulty, so I checked some friends LJ's who I thought might yield interesting results::

theda

31. bryan (9)
80. gothique (4)
85. toilet (3)
88. pirate (3)
92. lucky (3)
94. water (3)

therobbergirl
45. resume (22)
68. zeppo (14)
91. toober (12)
92. recruiter (12)
99. happy (10)
conspiciously absent word: "asshat"

skypizza
27. santa (35)
77. jesus (13)
90. chuck (12)
conspiciously absent word: "sally"

lemur68
34. seattle (10)
47. lara7 (8)
61. lemur68 (6)
89. fish (4)
92. death (4)
96. fucking (4)
conspiciously absent word: "tired"

holyoutlaw
29. math (21)
45. hah (15)
74. jane (10)
85. creativity (8)

li_kao
56. shocking (5)
62. article (4)
68. speech (4)
76. elevator (3)
91. yassin (3)
97. guarantee (3)

futch wins for having the most "content" words about current events, including 23. kucinich (28), 29. military (23) 32. iraq (22), 48. war (14) , 49. bush (14) 53. kerry (13) 62. democratic (10) 64. campaign (10) 65. president (10) 76. defense (8) 83. vote (7). As far as I can tell, shoutingboy had none of these words in his top 100, though that may because of friends-only posts or relocation of posts to another blog.

anyway, have fun playing with this tool. please inform me if you find an LJ user with "pants" in their top 100.