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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:47 am 
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Democrats far better than Republicans at grammar
Chafee supporters make fewest mistakes.

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Lincoln Chafee supporters had the fewest grammatical errors in comments posted on presidential candidate Facebook pages.
Donald Trump supporters had the most.


A new study analyzing the grammar of comments posted on presidential candidate Facebook pages finds that Republicans tend to butcher the English language at twice the rate of Democrats.

The study by the grammar-checking app Grammarly found that GOP supporters made an average of 8.7 mistakes per 100 words compared to 4.2 mistakes for Democratic supporters.

The Dems also had the bigger vocabulary, with 300 unique words used on average compared to 245 for Republicans.

Broken down by candidate, the trend becomes even more pronounced.

The five Democratic candidates — Lincoln Chafee, Jim Webb, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton — all scored higher (in that order) than every Republican except Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina supporters tied with Clinton backers with 6.3 errors per 100 words. That was the worst mark for Democrats, but best for Republicans.

The prize for worst grammar of all went to Donald Trump supporters with 12.6 mistakes per 100 words.

Here are the number of supporter mistakes per 100 words by candidate:

Lincoln Chaffee, Democrat, 3.1
Jim Webb, Democrat, 3.4
Bernie Sanders, Democrat, 3.7
Martin O'Malley, Democrat, 4.6
Hillary Clinton, Democrat, 6.3
Carly Fiorina, Republican, 6.3
Ben Carson, Republican, 6.6
Lindsey Graham, Republican, 7.2
George Pataki, Republican, 7.2
Ted Cruz, Republican, 7.3
John Kasich, Republican, 7.7
Jeb Bush, Republican, 7.9
Mike Huckabee, Republican, 8.0
Bobby Jindal, Republican, 8.2
Chris Christie, Republican, 8.3
Rand Paul, Republican, 8.4
Marco Rubio, Republican, 8.8
Rick Santorum, Republican, 11.5
Donald Trump, Republican, 12.6

Grammarly explained the methodology of the study:

We began by taking a large sample of Facebook comments containing at least fifteen words from each candidate's official page between April, 2015 and August, 2015. Next, we created a set of guidelines to help limit (as much as possible) the subjectivity of categorizing the comments as positive or negative. Since the point of the study was to analyze the writing of each candidate's supporters, we considered only obviously positive or neutral comments. Obviously negative or critical comments, as well as ambiguous or borderline negative comments, were disqualified.

We then randomly selected at least 180 of these positive and neutral comments (~6,000 words) to analyze for each candidate. Using Grammarly, we identified the errors in the comments, which were then verified and tallied by a team of live proofreaders. For the purposes of this study, we counted only black-and-white mistakes such as misspellings, wrong and missing punctuation, misused or missing words, and subject-verb disagreement. We ignored stylistic variations such as the use of common slang words, serial comma usage, and the use of numerals instead of spelled-out numbers.

Finally, we calculated the average number of mistakes per one hundred words by dividing the total word count of the comments by the total number of mistakes for each candidate.


http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Democrats-far-better-than-Republicans-at-grammar-6554179.php


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:10 am 
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So, Plook's a Trump supporter. I knew it!

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Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad

version II: Well, 2 out of 3 isn't bad.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:19 pm 
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…and when reporting on the freshness of fruit…

Two out of three aren't bad.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:38 pm 
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And you need banned for making ignorant anti American ,false ,and riot in-sighting posts's.

Call me a grammar Nazi if you will...

BUT!

Don't start a sentence with "and".

"You need banned" lacks a "to be" between ""need" and "banned".

You need a comma between " ignorant" and "anti-American".

You need a hyphen in "anti-American".

There is no space necessary after "American" and the following comma.

There is no space necessary after "false" and the following comma.

Actually, you don't need a comma after "false" at all, as the word "and" makes it superfluous.

"In-sighting" is spelt "inciting".

"Post's"...
a) is a normal plural and therefore does not require an apostrophe
b) forget the second "s" in "posts".

You managed 11 mistakes in 15 words and two of those mistakes within one word!

Congratulations!

1) No wonder you are a fan of home schooling and despise "lefty" teachers!

2) Now I understand why some people are impressed by Trump's rhetorical abilities!

Donald Trump Supporters Mostly Uneducated, New Poll Finds

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Donald Trump, the billionaire former reality television star currently leading the Republican presidential primary race got some good news Friday, in the form of a national CNN/ORC poll that has him dominating the field with 36 percent support – 20 percentage points higher than his closest challenger. The poll also shows that Trump runs significantly stronger among less-educated, less-affluent voters, and performs particularly well among voters in the 50-64 age range.

The poll also showed Trump dominating his rivals when Republican voters were asked which candidate is best suited to handle a variety of issues. From the economy to foreign policy, from immigration to ISIS, Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters far and away say they prefer Trump, in some cases by 30- and 40-percentage point margins.

“Trump’s support is heavily concentrated among non-college educated Republicans and those who only lean Republican and thus are less inclined to show up and vote in primaries and caucuses,” Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics said via email.

“The key question is: Will the currently fragmented college-educated half of the GOP coalesce around another candidate (say, Rubio) eventually?” Sabato continued. “If they do, they can stop Trump. If they stay fractured, then they may very well have to deal with the November consequences of a Trump nomination—and that won’t be pretty.”

While Trump’s support on the issues tends to be strongest among the less-educated and less-affluent, it isn’t limited to that group.

For example, when asked straight up who they would be voting for, 36 percent of all Republicans in the survey said Trump. However, among those without a college degree, 46 percent said they would support the real estate mogul. Only 18 percent of college graduates, by contrast, said they would vote for Trump. (It is important to note that, in the U.S., people without a college degree represent 68 percent of the population over 25 years of age.)

Trump’s support is also higher among voters who earn less than $50,000 a year, at 40 percent. He gets 33 percent of the vote from those who earn more than that.

Other data in the polls suggests that at this stage of the campaign voters haven’t completely thought through their choices and preferences.

For example, a central facet of Trump’s plan for dealing with illegal immigration is the mass deportation of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants currently in the country. In the survey, 53 percent of Republicans said that they believe the government should attempt to deport everyone living in the country illegally. However, when asked if they believe it would be possible for the government to deport all of those people, 73 percent of Republicans responding said, no, it wouldn’t be possible.

So, more than half of GOP voters in the survey want the government to embark on a plan that nearly three-quarters of GOP voters believe is literally impossible to execute. What that suggests is that there are a lot of voters out there who haven’t really started looking closely at the issues.

That may explain why Trump, the author of the immigration plan that the vast majority of Republican voters say is impossible, was the overwhelming favorite among GOP voters when they were asked which candidate can “best handle” illegal immigration. Trump took 48 percent of voters, with his nearest rival, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, getting 14 percent.

Trump may or may not continue to hold such a massive lead in the GOP primary, but it seems likely that at least some voters will adjust their preferences to bring them in line with basic logic sometime before the voting starts.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/12/04/Why-Trump-Has-Such-Huge-Lead-Polls

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:16 pm 
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You know, come to think of it, apart from grammatical corrections, stupid political cartoons & left-wing bias articles, jimmie_d (whooooooops, I mean Mr. Nice Guy...LOL!) hasn't ever posted more than a few sentences of his own thoughts per post in quite a while, if not ever. I wonder why this is...?

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I wonder why this is...?

Try it - we'll like it. 8)


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(see previous post) :roll:
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Put the vaporizer down dumb ass, if you want to hammer me do it you fucking looser , not much left of your brain, and get your crap retorts off this thread.


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Libturd.



Hahaha! Good one! a keeper for sure !

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