A word cloud of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Dec. 2013 budget address: What words did Gov. Dennis Daugaard come back to most in his budget speech last week? The governor’s office released the speech transcript today (after having to type it up manually, because the speech is partially extemporaneous), and I ran it through a word cloud generator to create the image above.
Compare to the same thing for last year’s budget address.
In fact, of the top 10 words in last year’s speech and this year’s, nine of them are the same. The difference is that this year Daugaard used the word “increase” more often and “budget” less.
This year’s speech was 5,704 words long, shorter than last year’s. Its Gunning-Fog index, which measures the number of years of formal education required to easily understand a text, was 7.3. The average sentence was 12.9 words long, and the longest sentence 49 words.
Here’s the SDPB video of the governor’s speech: