The Numbers Behind the Word Cloud
In a comment he made to my Word Cloud post, Adam Rothstein asked to see the numbers behind the words. At long last, I have pulled these together. As an addendum, I also added the source list including links to the commercials I watched.
As you may recall, there were 658 words on the boys’ list and 432 on the girls’ list. Many of the words appear only once, making these very long spreadsheets. I have attached them as PDF files. For each of the lists (boys’ and girls’) there are two files–one in alphabetical order and one in reverse numerical order, from highest number of occurrences to lowest.
Seeing the lists this way does make for some interesting comparisons. Although the number of occurrences for most words is small, it is important to look at the numbers in relation to one another. For example, on the boys’ list the word battle appears 28 times, compared to two occurrences for words like create and experience. Side-by-side comparisons of the alphabetical lists are also interesting. Scrolling down to the “b” words, we see terms like bash, battle, beat, big, blaster and brawl on one list and words like ballet, beach, beautiful, bling, and butterfly on the other.
Here are the sources for the boys’ and girls’ lists.
As always, comments are welcome.