Word of the day: LEO

Ever wonder what word your congressional representative uses the most? Well if you did (and even if you didn’t), then hat tip to WFPL’s Gabe Bullard. He posted a link to this interesting (and rather addictive) site called Capitol Words, which tracks how often certain words are said in Congress.

From The Edit:

Looking at Kentucky’s delegation, the most commonly used word is Kentucky and the most talkative member is Senator Mitch McConnell. That makes sense. McConnell is the minority leader and a few random glances at other states’ stats found a similar trend in words said.

Here’s the list of most-to-least talkative.

  1. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
  2. Harold Rogers (R-KY-5)
  3. James Bunning (R-KY)
  4. Geoff Davis (R-KY-4)
  5. John Yarmuth (D-KY-3)
  6. Ed Whitfield (R-KY-1)
  7. Brett Guthrie (R-KY-2)
  8. Ben Chandler (D-KY-6)
  9. Ron Lewis (R-KY-2)

Sen. McConell’s favorite word to use in Congress is “Americans,” which in the past year he uttered 483 times, just in case you forgot this is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Since August 2008, Yarmuth’s favorite word has been “health,” which he said 109 times, followed by care, country, energy, system, insurance, Louisville, future, economy and percent. No mention of LEO … what gives?

This site got us to wondering: What have been the favorite words used at LEO Weekly since Yarmuth sold the alt-weekly back in 2003? Here’s our best guess:

  1. Checkbook
  2. Blog
  3. Northup
  4. Merger
  5. Jerry
  6. Glossy
  7. Website
  8. Booze
  9. Coffee
  10. Dubya

One Comment

  1. sarah Kelley
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Words overheard in the LEO newsroom just this week:

    Council
    Beer
    Town Hall
    Hungover
    Deadline!
    Listings
    Fuck
    WhoDatDog?
    Server
    Malfunction

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