Readability Statistics

Saw this readability calculator from Bainbridge who saw it on Kevin Drum's site.

So how did my ramblings rate?
Readability Results
SummaryValue
Total sentences704
Total words7,370
Average words per Sentence10.47
Words with 1 Syllable5,235
Words with 2 Syllables1,333
Words with 3 Syllables541
Words with 4 or more Syllables261
Percentage of word with three or more syllables10.88%
Average Syllables per Word1.43
Gunning Fog Index8.54
Flesch Reading Ease74.90
Flesch-Kincaid Grade5.41

Fog index ratings for comparison:
Reader's Digest: 8
Most popular novels: 8 - 10
Time, Newsweek: 10
Wall Street Journal: 11

According to Bainbridge:
Instapundit: 8.53
The Corner: 9.37
Hugh Hewitt: 10.98
Volokh: 11.03
Bainbridge: 11.57
Kevin Drum: 12.10

So my ramblings are "on par" with most popular novels and the Higher Being of the blogosphere, Prof. Reynolds, a.k.a. Instapundit!

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