Dogs and culture apparently. I thought it was language and culture. This image comes from the Wordle web page and links through to the bigger picture. Here you can create beautiful word clouds. They cannot be saved as files or downloaded, but they can be added to the public forum or linked to from another website, as here. It’s an interesting way of checking if you are writing about what you thought you were, because it weights the size of the letters for each word according to how many times it is cited in the text.
But then again is a text necessarily about the word that is cited in it most often? The most common word in the English language is ‘the’. Mr Eigo Sensei can tell you all about it if you are having any trouble with your ‘thes’. Wordle does not seem to take ‘the’ into account or every cloud would be a big THE. A big Joycean “the i said the i will the“…
I think there’s a reason Joyce said ‘no’ to ‘the’ and ‘yes’ to ‘yes’. the the the the the the the the….an indecisive stammering, not a joyceful eruption.
Here at the Paperback Writer’s blog are some nice ways to use wordle to unleash your wordsmithery. Happy wordling!