We've started using Wordle to examine public speeches and documents; these are useful for many subjects. In English, they're a fine way of starting to examine public rhetoric, and 'official' language. Look previously at President Obama's Tucson speech (compared to Sarah Palin), the 2010 Irish budget, and the Irish 'Four Year Plan'.
Fine Gael have just published their 2011 Irish General Election manifesto, completing the party line-up of documents. So here are the manifestos of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, the Labour Party, the Green Party, and Sinn Féin for comparison (looking for The Socialist Party one still). As always, click on the images for larger views. The larger the word, the more it is used in the document. Some might be interested in the relative smallness of 'Fianna Fáil' in that party's manifesto. Comments welcome below the post (moderated).
|The Green Party|