Obama Speaks At 8th Grade Level
Tuesday, February 2, 2010 17:31 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) President Barack Obama may be a highly-educated man, but he speaks at an 8th grade level.
According to the Global Language Monitor a company that analyzes word trends around the world Obamas State Of The Union Address last week came in at an 8.6 grade level.
On a scale of 100, the reading ease was a 62.
The prez used a passive voice to deflect responsibility during his speech, a time-honored State Of The Union tradition.
As for grammar, there was an overabundance of semicolons, some used correctly while others used in a baffling manner.
GLM has also found that the disillusionment, anger, and outrage acknowledged by Obama in his speech has been on the rise since the presidents election in November 2008.
In the 90 days following Obamas election, words like fear, outrage, and desperation were used with 18-23 percent more frequency in the media compared to in the days following 9/11.