Presidential Words

Interesting link on BoingBoing today. Someone has compiled and analyzed all the words used in Presidential speeches throughout U.S. history and built a tag cloud with a sliding timeline gauge.

http://chir.ag/phernalia/preztags/

(It may load slow, probably because it’s being hit hard after being BoingBoinged. Almost like being SlashDotted.)

The word “terrorism” standout like a solar flare in Shrub’s history of words used. Interesting, “appropriation” was used a lot, a lot, during the 19th century and into the 20th. A lot. It’s an interesting site to play around with.