Jimmy Carter: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 28, 1979

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    11.5
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    8,762
  • Sentences
    114
  • Words
    1,903
  • Syllables
    2,922
  • Words Per Sentence
    1,903
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Topics

  • News/Politics
Jimmy Carter
President Aldo, incoming President Ralph: Very few people can comprehend the awesome responsibilities which must be borne by a President of the United States. My duties in an average day indeed vary from the sublime to the ridiculous. [Laughter] I have just come, a few minutes ago, from addressing the distinguished black education leaders of our Nation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    105
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.72

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • an average day
    [Date]
  • our Nation
    [Organization]
  • Aldo
    [Person]
  • Ralph
    [Person]
  • a few minutes ago
    [Time]
Jimmy Carter
As you know, the predominantly black colleges literally transformed the United States, our societal structure, from one of hatred and division and segregation, into one of progress and hope, freedom and peace. I would say that the motivations of these men and women and their achievement, their purpose in life, literally approached the sublime.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    283
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.04

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
Jimmy Carter
And now I have come to address-the White House correspondents. [Laughter] Members of the Cabinet, Congress, other distinguished American citizens, and also the remaining survivors of last year's White House correspondents dinner- [Laughter] —I understand this is the 65th White House correspondents banquet, and it's obvious that many of the founding fathers are here tonight. [Laughter] I'm honored to be here to substitute for Jody Powell. [Laughter] I notice a few chuckles.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.2
  • Gunning Fog
    12.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    382
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • 65th
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Cabinet
    [Organization]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • White House
    [Organization]
  • Jody Powell
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Jimmy Carter
I am sure that you may remember Jody—Jody Powell. He's the one who filled in for me last year, and I hope you don't mind my substituting for him this year. [Laughter] The quality of his performance will never be forgotten. And I must say with regret that it has had an obvious impact on your treatment of my administration during the last 12 months. [Laughter] I want to thank you very much.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.4
  • Gunning Fog
    9.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    5.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    304
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • the last 12 months
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Jody
    [Person]
  • Jody Powell
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
Yeah, thanks a lot! [Laughter] As a matter of fact, Jody picked up most of his best lines from some of the most emotional moments in the Oval Office as we discussed the performance of the press. It became obvious to me last year in reading the reports of the previous White House dinner that some people simply cannot recognize a joke.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    267
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • the Oval Office
    [Organization]
  • White House
    [Organization]
  • Jody
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
Other people can. We are, therefore, after contemplation, considering some substantial changes in the makeup of the White House senior staff. [Laughter] Although I prefer not to call any names, in order to hold down the enthusiasm of the group, I can say that in the foreseeable future, the population of Vienna, Georgia, will grow by about 2 percent. [Laughter] I understand that Atlantic Monthly has already made him an offer. [Laughter] Seriously, I have to admit that Jody does have some good ideas.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    399
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    84
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    84
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.77
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11

    Topics

  • People & Society

    Entities

  • Georgia
    [Country, City, State]
  • Vienna
    [Country, City, State]
  • Atlantic Monthly
    [Organization]
  • White House
    [Organization]
  • about 2 percent
    [Percent]
  • Jody
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
For instance, he has literally been encouraging me to reopen the indoor White House swimming pool -- [Laughter] —suddenly, as a matter of fact -- [Laughter] —during one of his briefings. Any survivors, of course, would be permitted to have permanent swimming privileges. I would have to personally arrange to put you on the swimming schedule. [Laughter] Come to think of it, I probably should not have kicked Jim Fallows off the tennis court. [Laughter] A lot of people genuinely just do not understand the awesome responsibility of the President of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    13.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    451
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    157
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.68
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • White House
    [Infrastructure]
  • Jim Fallows
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
As you know, I'm really very busy. But only some great world crisis could have kept me from coming here this evening. As a matter of fact, Dr. Brzezinski almost got fired this afternoon because he couldn't find one. [Laughter] Of course, I also hated to meet the Los Angeles fundraising banquet last month.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    8.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    241
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.90
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Brzezinski
    [Country, City, State]
  • Los Angeles
    [Country, City, State]
  • last month
    [Date]
  • this afternoon
    [Time]
  • this evening
    [Time]
Jimmy Carter
Competent investigative reporting may some day reveal the real reason that we presently have a Mideast peace treaty. After all, I guess if I could go to Jerusalem and Cairo to make peace, that I could come to the Washington Hilton for the same purpose. [Laughter] But you're a tougher group than the Knesset.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    9.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    247
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • Cairo
    [Country, City, State]
  • Jerusalem
    [Country, City, State]
  • some day
    [Date]
  • Mideast
    [Location]
  • Knesset
    [Organization]
  • the Washington Hilton
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
I just thank God that they don't drink so much. [Laughter] As a matter of fact, you're more like my own Knabinet -- [Laughter] -I mean, Cabinet. But I've noticed that alcohol, even a lot of alcohol, doesn't seem to affect your judgment very much. You're still able, under conditions of either sobriety or otherwise, to concentrate about with the same facility on the important issues of the day. [Laughter] You are always trying to root out that genuine insider's background story.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    10.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    8.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    374
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.66
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Cabinet
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
And tonight to show my good will, I'm going to give you such an inside story—off the record, of course, so put away your crayons. [Laughter] In 1980, as you may have heard, the most important position of public leadership in America will once again be open, and we must continue to have strong leadership.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.7
  • Gunning Fog
    14.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    235
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    80
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.05

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1980
    [Date]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Jimmy Carter
However, image is obviously just beginning to be a factor. Now, that John Connally is a master. But on my own, without using my staff, I have discovered his secret. I noticed a few months ago that he parts his hair on the left side. [Laughter] And I decided, again on my own—I must take full credit for this—to eliminate this insidious Republican advantage by a bold stroke of the comb. [Laughter] The result has been truly remarkable.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    11.0
  • ARI
    5.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    341
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.55

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video/TV Shows & Programs

    Entities

  • a few months ago
    [Date]
  • Republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • John Connally
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
For 2 weeks after I took this action, neither my wife nor my barber noticed the change. But the best result was that Sam Donaldson no longer recognized me at all. [Laughter] In spite of this episode, which is interesting, I think you will admit the better members of the press seldom miss a trick. You probably already have surmised that this change from right to left is only for the primaries -- [Laughter] —and then for the general election, right down the middle. [Laughter] With responsibilities of statecraft constantly on my shoulders, I really get annoyed, though, with this kind of political discussion or political problem.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    505
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    106
  • Syllables
    172
  • Words Per Sentence
    106
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.37
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • 2 weeks
    [Date]
  • Sam Donaldson
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
Even Amy, my little daughter, has been asking me why everyone talks about John Connally or Ronald Reagan or Jerry Brown instead of about me. And I've explained to her very carefully, "I'm only the President, they're candidates." But then she just looks at me, and she says, "Yes, but, Daddy, Teddy Kennedy is not a candidate." [Laughter] I wish you wouldn't laugh at her.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.2
  • Gunning Fog
    9.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    300
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.92
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Amy
    [Person]
  • Jerry Brown
    [Person]
  • John Connally
    [Person]
  • Ronald Reagan
    [Person]
  • Teddy Kennedy
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
She's only a little child. [Laughter] She's really not old enough to understand the awesome responsibilities that fall on the shoulders of a President of the United States. For instance, I get a lot of calls from world leaders. Just last night, Jim Callaghan wanted me to get Tip O'Neill to endorse Mrs. Thatcher. [Laughter] And this morning, as soon as I got up, Prime Minister Ohira was on the phone calling to be sure that when I go to Japan in June, that Linda Ronstadt will be with me. [Laughter] I've not yet gotten the answer from Rosalynn.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    6.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    427
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    99
  • Syllables
    144
  • Words Per Sentence
    99
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • June
    [Date]
  • Jim Callaghan
    [Person]
  • Linda Ronstadt
    [Person]
  • Ohira
    [Person]
  • Rosalynn
    [Person]
  • Thatcher
    [Person]
  • Tip
    [Person]
  • Just last night
    [Time]
  • this morning
    [Time]
Jimmy Carter
But I have found a way through experience and through long discussions to explain to these foreign leaders why we have such colorful opposition within my own party. This is California's way of celebrating the Year of the Child. [Laughter] A lot of people keep asking me if I'm running. And I keep asking them, "Running what?" [Laughter] You understand better than most the awesome responsibility that falls on the shoulders of a President of the United States.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    80
  • Syllables
    122
  • Words Per Sentence
    80
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Year of the Child
    [Event]
Jimmy Carter
And that's why your understanding and our closeness is the reason that I'm becoming increasingly interested, personally, in our Nation's news media—the television, radio, newspapers. As a matter of fact, to illustrate my own interest, I've recently asked Fred Kahn to take a careful look at your advertising rates and at your first quarter's profits.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    282
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Fred Kahn
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
And I can assure you that you will be hearing from us very shortly. [Laughter] Inflation is really tough. It's just one of my many problems. A lot of people just don't understand this awesome responsibility of being a President. But at least I'm living proof that the President, even in this modern, turbulent, confused America, still has tremendous powers of influence and persuasion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.1
  • Gunning Fog
    10.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    308
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    109
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.14
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
Jimmy Carter
Just take, for instance, the most recent wage guideline dispute. I can tell you in complete candor, and I hope some degree of confidence, that I had no trouble at all in persuading the Teamsters to consider my position before they put their guidelines into effect. [Laughter] I'm not the only one, by the way, who's interested in the news media.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    13.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    272
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.82
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Social Issues & Advocacy

    Entities

  • Teamsters
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
A lot of people were puzzled that the Supreme Court would suddenly permit prosecutors to peer into the contents of reporters' minds, and frankly, so was I. I didn't even know the Court had a sense of humor. [Laughter] My most conservative friends were really shocked at the ultimate consequences of this action.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    250
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    88
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Legal
  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • Court
    [Organization]
  • the Supreme Court
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
And I agreed with them, that, of course, you couldn't just let anyone know what was found. They are already demanding a law, for instance, to protect children under 18. For my part, I promise never to ask what you have in your mind when you write about one of my programs if you won't ask what was in my mind when I thought it up. [Laughter] Well, you're certainly not the only one in trouble with the law.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.4
  • Coleman Liau
    7.3
  • SMOG
    8.2
  • ARI
    6.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.0
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.0
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    310
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.24

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.71
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • under 18
    [Date]
Jimmy Carter
They're looking into my peanut business, just like they're looking into editors' minds. But you and I know we have nothing to fear. We both know they won't find anything. [Laughter] Which reminds me of Bob Strauss. [Laughter] Many of you know him, and you'll have to admit that he is an ideal man, under the circumstances, to inject into the problems of the Middle East.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.8
  • Gunning Fog
    7.1
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    7.7
  • ARI
    5.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    287
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • Harvard IV
    0.08

    Entities

  • They're
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Middle East
    [Location]
  • Bob Strauss
    [Person]
Jimmy Carter
He got stuck with this position when he sold the fewest number of tickets to the big state dinner in the circus tent. [Laughter] And that was not the only disappointment for me. This event actually delayed our "energy plan of the month." [Laughter] We had to wait until after this fundraiser—and you can well understand this—before announcing the windfall profits tax.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    303
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.74
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the month
    [Date]
Jimmy Carter
They thought it was "You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours." [Laughter] This careful scheduling arrangement does show that I've learned a lot about the oil companies. And I may have made some unfair accusations against them. Of course, I wouldn't admit this in public. I have learned, for instance, that they really never wanted to buy a circus; they were really after the Congress and just got confused. [Laughter] And speaking of confusion, I would like to say in all sincerity that you, the White House correspondents, are some of my best and closest friends.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    10.6
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    454
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    150
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.53
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • White House
    [Organization]
Jimmy Carter
We have a wonderful, almost unprecedented personal relationship. "I'm proud of you." [Laughter] As a group, I consider you one of our Nation's treasures. And I'm working on plans to develop for you a permanent and a suitable homeland. [Laughter] It's been a pleasure being with you tonight and to have shared a few quiet moments on this solemn occasion.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.4
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    6.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • People & Society/Family & Relationships

    Entities

  • Nation's
    [Country, City, State]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Jimmy Carter
In our day-to-day dealings with each other, we occasionally—in our day-to-day dealings with each other, we often—in our day-today dealings with each other, we almost always aggravate the hell out of each other. [Laughter] And sometimes we do engage in what Washington semanticists call an adversary relationship.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.80
  • AFINN
    -6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Entities

  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • day-today
    [Date]
Jimmy Carter
But as President of one of the greatest nations on Earth, I hope that we never forget that the people who founded this country planned it that way. This Nation of ours would be unimaginable without a free and a vigorous press. That's why, when the Founders wrote the Bill of Rights, they made the first amendment the lead.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    9.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    8.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    257
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Law & Government/Government

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the Bill of Rights
    [Law]
  • Earth
    [Location]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
Jimmy Carter
And may that never change. We have a lid until 9 o'clock Monday morning. [Laughter] Thank you very much.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    2.4
  • Gunning Fog
    2.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.6
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    1.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.0
  • Sprache
    1.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.0
  • Sprache
    1.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    79
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    19
  • Syllables
    26
  • Words Per Sentence
    19
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.36
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Entities

  • 9
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Monday
    [Date]
  • morning
    [Time]