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PoliCon
12-21-2010, 09:39 PM
Using text from Senate floor speeches, researches isolated words more often used by Democrats or Republicans. Click here (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/page?id=11975438) and find out which on you are.

PoliCon
12-21-2010, 09:40 PM
says I'm 90% republican.

djones520
12-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Says that I'm 80% Republican... that thing made no sense though...

Rockntractor
12-21-2010, 09:42 PM
A persons brain is less than 10% of his body.

Kay
12-21-2010, 09:57 PM
It told me I was Bi-Partisan!
I abhor this.

Rockntractor
12-21-2010, 09:59 PM
It told me I was Bi-Partisan!
I abhor this.

It is on the ABC site.

PoliCon
12-21-2010, 10:02 PM
A persons brain is less than 10% of his body.

:mad::p

Kay
12-21-2010, 10:05 PM
It is on the ABC site.

One of the choices was "defense" or "veteran".
I use both of these words often. :confused:

Wei Wu Wei
12-21-2010, 10:17 PM
For a second I thought this was one of the labs I used to work in. I was nearly surprised I didn't hear of this.

but its not

Well I did work in a psycholinguistics lab that studied how language patterns correlated with various traits, from differences in gender, self-esteem, predisposition towards mental illness, and yes even political party. This psychologist examined the language use of the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Candidates and found distinct differences.

There is software developed for this where they are able to input poetry or writing or relaly just about any text and predict information about the author

lacarnut
12-21-2010, 10:24 PM
For a second I thought this was one of the labs I used to work in. I was nearly surprised I didn't hear of this.

but its not

Well I did work in a psycholinguistics lab that studied how language patterns correlated with various traits, from differences in gender, self-esteem, predisposition towards mental illness, and yes even political party. This psychologist examined the language use of the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Candidates and found distinct differences.

There is software developed for this where they are able to input poetry or writing or relaly just about any text and predict information about the author

What was your score? For a minute there I thought you were going to tell us you worked in a psycho ward. :)

Rockntractor
12-21-2010, 10:26 PM
What was your score? For a minute there I thought you were going to tell us you worked in a psycho ward. :)

He doesn't take his work home with him.

Wei Wu Wei
12-21-2010, 11:46 PM
i got 70% democrat

CueSi
12-22-2010, 01:28 AM
80%. . . I wish they gave me a context to use those words, then we'd have something.

~QC

Madisonian
12-22-2010, 07:38 AM
says I'm 90% republican.

Where is the bouncy when you really need it?:confused:

wilbur
12-22-2010, 09:02 AM
70% republican

Rockntractor
12-22-2010, 09:25 AM
That just about sums up the credibility of this quiz.

ralph wiggum
12-22-2010, 09:28 AM
One of the choices was "defense" or "veteran".
I use both of these words often. :confused:

Yeah, I thought that was silly. On-line quizzes are mostly meaningless anyway. :p

I received an 80% Republican score.

Gingersnap
12-22-2010, 09:59 AM
I got 80% Republican but truthfully I think the word choices were more between blunt language and mealy-mouthed language in a lot of cases. I am a very blunt talker.

linda22003
12-22-2010, 10:06 AM
I stopped at the first question, "bureaucrat" or "lobbyist". They are not equivalent terms. A bureaucrat is in the government; a lobbyist tries to influence people in the government.

Rockntractor
12-22-2010, 10:10 AM
I stopped at the first question, "bureaucrat" or "lobbyist". They are not equivalent terms. A bureaucrat is in the government; a lobbyist tries to influence people in the government.

I did the same thing.

ralph wiggum
12-22-2010, 10:15 AM
I stopped at the first question, "bureaucrat" or "lobbyist". They are not equivalent terms. A bureaucrat is in the government; a lobbyist tries to influence people in the government.

I don't think most of the terms were equivalent, they were just two "different" words.

Like I said above, a silly quiz.

Rebel Yell
12-22-2010, 10:38 AM
60% Republican

AmPat
12-22-2010, 12:09 PM
:mad: 60% dimorat! No context=no credibility.:mad:

Novaheart
12-22-2010, 12:46 PM
80%. . . I wish they gave me a context to use those words, then we'd have something.

~QC

I got "60% Democrat"

I see how the "bureaucrat v lobbyist" thing plays, but "unborn v infant" doesn't make sense. Even most anti-abortion absolutists don't refer to the fetus as an "infant" they call it a "baby".

Novaheart
12-22-2010, 12:49 PM
:mad: 60% dimorat! No context=no credibility.:mad:

You got the same as I did. We're the same in the eyes of ABC. Like twins, we are. Two hairs in the same mole. Two peas in a pod. Pete and Repeat. Josť and Hose B. Thing I and Thing II. Do you love it?

AmPat
12-22-2010, 03:12 PM
You got the same as I did. We're the same in the eyes of ABC. Like twins, we are. Two hairs in the same mole. Two peas in a pod. Pete and Repeat. Josť and Hose B. Thing I and Thing II. Do you love it?
Right on! Sends a tingle up and down my leg. OOps! There I go again with the DIMoRAT words.:eek: