Shuck and Jive

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Surprising Revelation Indeed...

This is fun! Thanks to Heather at Holy Vignettes, you can find out an author's gender with this itty bitty widget. Let's try a few.

Here is the evaluation of my latest sermon (sans quotes of others):

Genre: Formal
Female = 1963

Male = 2578

Difference = 615; 56.77%

Verdict: Weak MALE

Weak emphasis could indicate European.

Weak male? That doesn't sound very flattering. I don't know if a weak European male is an improvement. Oh well. Let's move on.

Let's check out Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Genre: Formal
Female = 280

Male = 443

Difference = 163; 61.27%

Verdict: MALE

You betcha. The Emancipator. What a guy.

How about Christina Rossetti's
Goblin Market?

Genre: Formal
Female = 5500
Male = 2582

Difference = -2918; 31.94%

Verdict: FEMALE

So far we are three for three, although my panties are bit scrunched about that "weak male" evaluation.

What about Jesus' farewell discourse to his disciples?

Genre: Formal
Female = 3779

Male = 2518

Difference = -1261; 39.98%

Verdict: FEMALE

Holy goddess, Batman! Jesus was a woman!! Finally, we know the truth, and you read it first on Shuck and Jive (with of course the help of Heather who introduced me to the widget...)