One way I come up with subjects to write about is letting my mind run free, and the best way for me to do that is to mow grass. While I was mowing, the word “crepuscular1” came to mind, along with the fact that the number one birther these days has a PhD from Harvard. I asked myself: is birther writing more or less difficult than anti-birther writing?
I set up a research project, but the results weren’t interesting. The writing here is about 11th grade level, and Corsi and Unruh at WorldNetDaily tend to be somewhat higher, so that didn’t provide any sensational headline. Anomalous multisyllabic words exemplified by “crepuscular,” appearing in sentences lengthier than characteristic sentences in an article, can bias the Flesch-Kinkaid readability results towards a higher reading level than one otherwise resulting from the analysis of material in a publication. The preceding artificially “dumbed up” sentence rated a grade level of 26.2.
The good thing is that I have this neat word to use about birthers, I have an article about something, and I have learned that I should run my articles through a grammar checker.
1Crepuscular refers to animals that are active at twilight, an apt word I think for the birthers.