Presidential debate, recurring phrases

Cameron Marlow has posted an instant noun-phrase analysis of last night’s debate. Interesting stuff.

Looking only at noun phrases of at least 2 words occuring at least twice for a given speaker, we arrive at some spectacular catch phrases. For Bush my favorite is “hard work,” which he said repeatedly. Apparently Bush thinks that the world is a difficult place to be. For Kerry, a salient phrase was “war as a last resort.”

The top 25 phrases for Bush and Kerry follow. The number following each phrase is a rank described by the length of the phrase and the number of times it appeared.

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  1. Posted 10/20/2004 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    good

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  1. By Mathemagenic on 10/2/2004 at 3:08 pm

    Sigmund on the US Presidential Debate
    I knew that Anjo

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