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Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:23 PM

New study: Democrats far better than Republicans at grammar

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

A new study analyzing the grammar of comments posted on presidential candidate Facebook pages finds that Republicans tend to butcher the English language at twice the rate of Democrats.

The study by the grammar-checking app Grammarly found that GOP supporters made an average of 8.7 mistakes per 100 words compared to 4.2 mistakes for Democratic supporters.

The Dems also had the bigger vocabulary, with 300 unique words used on average compared to 245 for Republicans.

... The prize for worst grammar of all went to Donald Trump supporters with 12.6 mistakes per 100 words.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Democrats-far-better-than-Republicans-at-grammar-6554179.php

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Reply New study: Democrats far better than Republicans at grammar (Original post)
Newsjock Oct 2015 OP
rocktivity Oct 2015 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2015 #2
Sanity Claws Oct 2015 #3
MillennialDem Oct 2015 #4
Sanity Claws Oct 2015 #5
MillennialDem Oct 2015 #6
WestCoastLib Oct 2015 #7
meow2u3 Oct 2015 #14
Human101948 Oct 2015 #8
hifiguy Oct 2015 #9
B2G Oct 2015 #10
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #11
dorkzilla Oct 2015 #12
Nevernose Oct 2015 #15
meow2u3 Oct 2015 #13

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:39 PM

1. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

The "To Figure This Out, You Had To Do A Freaking STUDY???" category.


rocktivity

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:41 PM

2. That's because we're all a bunch of pointy-headed academics.

Professors. Scientists. People who read books. People who aren't real Americans.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:45 PM

3. At spelling too

Let's not forget Mr. Moran.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:50 PM

4. And more importantly, math and science.

 

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Response to MillennialDem (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 05:52 PM

5. That reminds me of multiplying

So who is better at sex?

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 06:03 PM

6. I don't understand

 

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 06:27 PM

7. Better at math and science too. More intelligent.

Why beat around the bush? It's obvious that a study would show that democrats are more intelligent than republicans as well.

In fact, one of the most sure fire signs that you are a republican, and one of the more interesting character flaws of the modern republican, is their desire to be governed by people that are not more intelligent than they are. It's couched in their hatred of academia, but the reality is they want to have leaders that aren't more intelligent than they are.

That, in itself, is a pretty sure fire sign that you aren't too bright.

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Response to WestCoastLib (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 09:49 PM

14. Repukes hate Dems because they're envious

Envious of Dems' intelligence, that is. That about sums it up.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 06:33 PM

8. But they do have animalistic cunning...

 

and the morals of the great white shark.

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Response to Human101948 (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 06:42 PM

9. The ethics of a hyena and the personal style

 

of a poison toad.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 06:46 PM

10. I can just envision everyone

 

Reading their posts 5 times before hitting the button.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 08:43 PM

11. I'm shocked!

I never would have guessed.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 09:41 PM

12. That's cuz Republicans are better at grampars!

Both grandparents need to be looked after! Why are you libtards only worried about wimmins rights????

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Response to dorkzilla (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 09:51 PM

15. I shouldn't laugh at this

It's a little mean to all of the totally awesome old people I know.

However, most of those people would be laughing at your comment, so I'm torn...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Tue Oct 6, 2015, 09:47 PM

13. In other news: water is wet and a bear defecates in the woods

Film at 11.

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