Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Watch out Wall Street Journal

Apparently your Caliblogger's readability compares with the Wall Street Journal (though just slightly more sophisticated than the WSJ), and at the same time is comprehensible to people in their final year of junior high school.

What does this mean? Who knows? But it's a cool little test anyway.

Readability Results for
Readability ResultsSummary Value
Total sentences 486
Total words 6,818
Average words per Sentence 14.03
Words with 1 Syllable 4,295
Words with 2 Syllables 1,455
Words with 3 Syllables 702
Words with 4 or more Syllables 366
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 15.66%
Average Syllables per Word 1.58
Gunning Fog Index 11.88
Flesch Reading Ease 58.90
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 8.53

Cool little diagnostic test for websites here.

(Thanks to Kevin Drum for the headsup)

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