‘Misunderestimate’ Tops List of All-Time Bushisms

‘Misunderestimate’ Tops List of All-Time Bushisms Compendium of Fifteen of the President’s ‘Greatest Hits’   Austin, TX January 7, 2009  – The Top All-Time Bushisms were released earlier today by the Global Language Monitor (www.LanguageMonitor.com). Topping the List were: Misunderestimate, Mission Accomplished, Brownie, you’ve done a heck of a job! I’m the decider, and I use …

Top Concerns of the American Electorate

  ‘Change’, ‘Cataclysmic Events,’ and ‘Global Financial Tsunami’ Dominate Top Ten Concerns of the American Electorate on Nov. 4, 2008 According to the Global Language Monitor’s Linguistic Analysis   Austin, TX, USA November 4, 2008 – In an analysis completed just hours before voting began for the 2008 the US Presidential Elections, Austin, Texas-based Global …

The Financial Tsunami: An Historical Inflection Point

The US Presidential Election and the Financial Tsunami   Seemingly chaotic events reflect normalcy of new reality       Austin, Texas, USA.   October 20, 2008. The worldwide financial tsunami that has captured the attention of the worldwide media (as well as governments, corporations and ordinary citizens), has come to dominate one of the great quadrennial …

Dictionaries

Is Merriam-Webster its own worst frenemy? 60% of new words in 2009 Collegiate were born before today’s college students ‘New’ words average age — 29 years Austin, TX July 16, 2009, (MetaNewswire) – Is Merriam-Webster its own worst frenemy? The answer to that question can perhaps be answered by the upcoming release of its Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh …

2008 Presidential Election, Real-time Analysis

Real-time (Historical) Analysis Complete Coverage of the 2008 Elections   Nicholas D. Kristof: Obama and the war on brains   Obama “Yes, We Can” Speech Ranked With “I have a Dream,” “Tear Down this Wall,” and JFK Inaugural AUSTIN, TX,  November 7, 2008 – In an analysis completed earlier today, the Global Language Monitor has found that …

2008 Presidential Election, Real-time (Historical) Analysis

  Complete Coverage of the 2008 Elections  Nicholas D. Kristof: Obama and the war on brains Obama’s “Yes, We Can” Speech Ranked with “I have a Dream,” “Tear Down this Wall,” and JFK Inaugural   AUSTIN, TX,  November 7, 2008 – In an analysis completed earlier today, the Global Language Monitor has found that Barack Obama’s “Yes, …

First Internet-based College and University Rankings

.. Colorado College Tops Williams in College Category; Richmond, Middlebury & Wellesley follow Harvard nips Columbia in University Category; Michigan, Berkeley & Stanford Follow Austin, Texas, USA.   September 19, 2008.   (Updated) In an exclusive TrendTopper Media BuzzTManalysis of the nation’s colleges and universities, the Global Language Monitor  (www.LangaugeMonitor.com) has ranked the nation’s colleges and universities  …

McCain’s Speech at 3rd Grade Level

  Most Direct of all Speakers at Either Convention   Palin and Obama Speech Scores Nearly Identical   Austin, Texas, USA.   September 7, 2008. (Updated)  In an exclusive analysis of the speeches made at the recently concluded Political Conventions, the Global Language Monitor found that John McCain spoke at a third grade reading level, meaning that …

Olympics

Learn about our TrendTopper College Ranking and Branding Services   The Medal Round   Final GLM TrendTopper MediaBuzz Rankings:      Olympic Global Sponsors: GLM TrendTopper Medal Round     Lenovo Takes the Gold Pulling Away,   J&J Finishes Strong Edging McDonald’s,   Coca-Cola Leaps Over Rivals     Austin, Texas, USA.   August 29, 2008.   …

Pope John Paul II

Unprecedented Global Media Outpouring in Coverage of Pope John Paul II’s Passing Record Media Outpouring: 12 Million Internet Citations and 100,000 Stories in Worldwide Media Eclipses the South Asian Tsunami, the September 11 Terrorist Attacks, the Bush Re-election, and the Deaths of Ronald Reagan and Princess Diana Danville, Calif. April 14, 2005. The Death of …

Names

Names The Top Names of 2007 with commentary follow. 1. Al Gore – Conveniently, doesn’t need the presidency to top the list. 2. The Decider — George W. Bush, still president after all these years. 3. Bono – U2’s front man out in front on Third World debt relief. 4. Obama & Hillary — Barack’s name now qualifies as …

Katrina

Media Abounds With Apocalyptic-type References in Coverage of Katrina Disaster, Biblical, Global Warming, Hiroshima Top List ‘Refugee’ vs. ‘Evacuee’ San Diego, Calif. September 7, 2005. MetaNewswire. In an exclusive analysis by The Global Language Monitor, the worldwide media was found to abound in Apocalyptic-type terminology in its coverage of the unfolding disaster of Hurricane Katrina …

yoofSpeak

Top US youthSpeak Words A’IGHT All Right. As in, “That girl is nice, she’s a’ight.” BANK: Has lots of flow (see also: flow) BIZZNIZZLE: Business. As in “None of your bizznizzle!” Part of the Snoop Dogg/Sean John-inspired lexicon. BLING: Originally bling bling, the sounds of jewelry (preferably diamonds and gold) clinking together, bling now refers …

Politics

Complete Coverage of the 2008 Elections . . Nicholas D. Kristof: Obama and the war on brains . Obama “Yes, We Can” Speech Ranked With “I have a Dream,” “Tear Down this Wall,” and JFK Inaugural . Austin, TX, USA November 7, 2008 – In an analysis completed earlier today, the Global Language Monitor has found that Barak …

Tsunami

Tsunami Cascades in Worldwide Media Tsunami-related product names undergo intense scrutiny; sporting organizations reassess tsunami-related team names Danville, California (Fenruary 10, 2005) MetaNewsWire The recent tragedy unfolding insouth Asia has had a profound impact on the usage of the word tsunami in the worldwide media, according to an analysis released earlier today by The Global …

Explainers

Katrina Disaster Buzzword Explainer San Diego, Calif. September 2, 2005. MetaNewswire. The Global Language Monitorin response to worldwide demand, has created this Hurricane Disaster Buzzword Explainer to help readers understand the many buzzwords, acronyms, and odd turns of phrase that are being employed in relation to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans as it …

Analysis

For Political Analysis, go to Politics page Commentary: . Is Merriam-Webster its own worst frenemy? 60% of new words in 2009 Collegiate were born before today’s college students ‘New’ words average age — 29 years Austin, TX July 16, 2009, (MetaNewswire) – Is Merriam-Webster its own worst frenemy? The answer to that question can perhaps be answered by the …