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Analysis of closed captioning text from seven recent speeches delivered by presidential contenders exclusively with The Hill on Wednesday. It shows that Vice President Biden employs both the longest and most complex words.
A random sampling of remarks from Biden, who has yet to publicly announce whether he’ll again seek the Oval Office, includes words considered complex based on syllable count, such as: “environmental,” “resilience” and “monumental.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) earns the runner-up spot on Mashoid’s list, often employing vocab words such as “skyrocketing,” “transformational” and “administration.”
Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) snags third place.
But, per the research by Mashoid, a blog that covers everything from technology to home décor, a few of the Republicans might want to curl up with a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary. Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and real estate mogul Donald Trump made up the bottom three on the list.
While Trump is currently the GOP front-runner, his word complexity was dead last in the analysis, averaging less than four letters per word uttered