Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Obama Can Go Longer Than McCain

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – It’s no surprise that Barack Obama has more stamina than John McCain – at least with vocabulary.

The word usage pros over at The Global Language Monitor have analyzed the chatter used by McCain and Obama during their first presidential debate last Friday (Sep. 26), and it looks like Obama had much more to say.

The Democrat averaged about 20 more words per minute than the slow-talking Republican, and outlasted McCain by about 1,000 words.

Other than Obama getting the last word, the presidential hopefuls came in at a “Linguistic Dead Heat” at the blabber battle.

They both used about two sentences per paragraph, and just over four characters per word.

Both candidates chimed in with an equally passive voice, speaking at roughly an 8th grade level.

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