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Bill Clinton: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 26, 1997

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.2
Gunning Fog:
9.4
Coleman Liau:
10.8
SMOG:
10.5
ARI:
7.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.1
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
567.0
Sprache:
488.0

Statistics

Characters:
9,198
Sentences:
142
Words:
2,034
Syllables:
14.32
Words Per Sentence:
3,026
Syllables Per Word:
1.46
Seconds:
1,131.68
Words Per Minute:
107.84

Topics

0:
News
1:
Arts & Entertainment
Bill Clinton
00:00:00.000 - 00:01:11.160
Thank you very much. Mr. Hunt, thank you so much for reading the notes that I wrote you. [Laughter] Just like every other journalist, you make all my memos public. [Laughter] To Larry McQuillan, Arlene Dillon, Jon Stewart, who will make us glad we came in a few moments, to all the distinguished head table guests, and ladies and gentlemen.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.8
Gunning Fog:
7.5
Coleman Liau:
10.2
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
5.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
265
Sentences:
5
Words:
60
Syllables:
12
Words Per Sentence:
84
Syllables Per Word:
1.42
Seconds:
71.16
Words Per Minute:
50.59

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.12
VADER:
0.86
AFINN:
11.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Arlene Dillon [Person]
Hunt [Person]
Jon Stewart [Person]
Larry McQuillan [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:01:11.160 - 00:02:15.920
I tried to fulfill Terry Hunt's agenda as President. Those are real notes I wrote him. And I will try to fulfill Larry's agenda. I think it's terrible the conditions in which the White House press corps labor. It really is. It reminds me of Nurse Cratchet's office in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. [Laughter] And it's really a tribute to the futility of a politician pandering to the press, because that used to be an indoor swimming pool that brought joy to FDR and JFK and presidents in between. Richard Nixon gave it to you. [Laughter] And he got such press in return. [Laughter] Maybe this is his final revenge -- the miserable conditions of it. We could uncover it but let you keep it. [Laughter] I could build a cabana. Well, you think about it.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.4
Gunning Fog:
8.0
Coleman Liau:
9.4
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
4.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
4.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
35.0
Sprache:
36.0

Statistics

Characters:
586
Sentences:
13
Words:
137
Syllables:
10.54
Words Per Sentence:
200
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
64.76
Words Per Minute:
126.93

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
-0.03
VADER:
0.38
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

One [Cardinal Number]
the Cuckoo's Nest [Infrastructure]
Terry Hunt's [Law]
Larry's [Location]
Nurse Cratchet's [Organization]
White House [Organization]
FDR [Person]
JFK [Person]
Richard Nixon [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:02:15.920 - 00:03:22.280
Before I get into my jokes, I have some important, serious news. [Laughter] Senator Lott and I have broken the gridlock over the budget. A deal now appears imminent. Miraculously, the $56 billion -- [Applause] -- thank you -- the $56 billion gap that has separated Democrats and Republicans has been bridged. And, ladies and gentlemen, we owe Senator Dole a huge debt of gratitude. [Applause, Laughter] And the best part is, we don't have to start paying it back until 2005. [Laughter] And that's outside the budget window. Bigger tax cuts, more money for the Justice Department, whatever -- just sign up, you can have it. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.8
Gunning Fog:
8.5
Coleman Liau:
11.2
SMOG:
10.6
ARI:
6.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.0
Sprache:
4.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
29.0
Sprache:
31.0

Statistics

Characters:
478
Sentences:
9
Words:
104
Syllables:
11.56
Words Per Sentence:
167
Syllables Per Word:
1.52
Seconds:
66.36
Words Per Minute:
94.03

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.89
AFINN:
8.00

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

2005 [Date]
$56 billion [Money]
Democrats [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Republicans [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
the Justice Department [Organization]
Dole [Person]
Lott [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:03:22.280 - 00:03:44.840
You know, if I had known Bob Dole was that generous, I'd have invited him over for coffee. [Applause, Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.8
Gunning Fog:
8.0
Coleman Liau:
9.2
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
3.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.2
Sprache:
2.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
6.0
Sprache:
9.0

Statistics

Characters:
85
Sentences:
2
Words:
20
Syllables:
10
Words Per Sentence:
30
Syllables Per Word:
1.40
Seconds:
22.56
Words Per Minute:
53.19

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.14
VADER:
0.51
AFINN:
2.00

Entities

Bob Dole [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:03:44.840 - 00:04:24.480
I want to congratulate awardees tonight -- Byron Akoheda [Ph], who has come from so far away and did such good work; and then there are the local winners, Ron Fournier, Mara Liasson, Todd Purdum. Of course, I'm not familiar with any of your work, but I'm sure it's very good. [Applause] But this Purdum guy's name sounds familiar -- Purdum, Purdum, I think I read it in the engagement announcements recently. Hillary and I congratulate Todd and Dee Dee on their marriage next month. [Applause]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
9.1
Gunning Fog:
11.5
Coleman Liau:
10.9
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
8.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.5
Sprache:
4.7

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
30.0
Sprache:
24.0

Statistics

Characters:
381
Sentences:
5
Words:
84
Syllables:
16.80
Words Per Sentence:
131
Syllables Per Word:
1.54
Seconds:
39.64
Words Per Minute:
127.14

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.97
AFINN:
11.00

Entities

Purdum [Country, City, State]
next month [Date]
Purdum [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Byron Akoheda [Person]
Dee Dee [Person]
Hillary [Person]
Mara Liasson [Person]
Ron Fournier [Person]
Todd [Person]
Todd Purdum [Person]
tonight [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:04:24.480 - 00:04:42.600
You know, Dee Dee and I started together on a little plane in New Hampshire, and we made it all the way to the White House. Then she sort of strayed over to your side for a while and I was kind of disappointed. Now she's getting on a 747, going to Beverly Hills. They grow up so fast, don't they? [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.3
Gunning Fog:
6.3
Coleman Liau:
6.1
SMOG:
7.7
ARI:
2.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.7
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
8.0
Sprache:
12.0

Statistics

Characters:
231
Sentences:
5
Words:
62
Syllables:
12.40
Words Per Sentence:
77
Syllables Per Word:
1.19
Seconds:
18.12
Words Per Minute:
205.30

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
-0.03
VADER:
-0.53
AFINN:
-2.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Beverly Hills [Country, City, State]
New Hampshire [Country, City, State]
the White House [Infrastructure]
Dee Dee [Person]
747 [Product]
Bill Clinton
00:04:42.600 - 00:05:17.760
Oh, I got another serious thing I want to talk about. Something that I know -- really, you all are on me about all the time. Many of you are distressed that you're not notified in a timely fashion about breaking news, like my knee breaking. And that's valid, and I've been doing some work to make sure it never happens again. In fact, in the spirit of reinventing government that the Vice President has so indoctrinated me with, starting tonight we have decided to give you advance notice of upcoming mishaps. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.7
Gunning Fog:
10.9
Coleman Liau:
10.4
SMOG:
11.0
ARI:
7.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
4.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
19.0
Sprache:
25.0

Statistics

Characters:
410
Sentences:
6
Words:
92
Syllables:
15.33
Words Per Sentence:
144
Syllables Per Word:
1.47
Seconds:
35.16
Words Per Minute:
157

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
0.21

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

tonight [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:05:17.760 - 00:06:06.160
Mike McCurry has asked me to inform you of the following. While engaging in some volunteer work tomorrow in Philadelphia, I will be on the receiving end of a painful encounter with a ball-peen hammer. [Laughter] And I will do my best to do it before your filing deadline at 5:00. On May 22nd, I will be visiting the home of Tiger Woods to celebrate his recent victory in the Masters. Please be advised: There is a loose brick on the patio. [Laughter] On July 8, during the fifth inning of the All Star game in Cleveland, I will attempt to catch a foul ball from Rafael Palmeiro. Stay tuned. [Laughter] Look, Mark Knoller is running out to call his editor right now. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.5
Gunning Fog:
9.4
Coleman Liau:
8.6
SMOG:
10.9
ARI:
5.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.7
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
32.0
Sprache:
36.0

Statistics

Characters:
523
Sentences:
9
Words:
126
Syllables:
14
Words Per Sentence:
177
Syllables Per Word:
1.41
Seconds:
48.40
Words Per Minute:
156.20

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.05
VADER:
0.81
AFINN:
2.00

Topics

0:
News/Sports News
1:
Sports/Team Sports/American Football

Entities

Cleveland [Country, City, State]
Philadelphia [Country, City, State]
July 8 [Date]
May 22nd [Date]
tomorrow [Date]
fifth [Ordinal Number]
All Star [Organization]
Mark Knoller [Person]
Mike McCurry [Person]
Rafael Palmeiro [Person]
Tiger Woods [Person]
5:00 [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:06:06.160 - 00:06:37.960
I know we're here to honor you tonight because of the work you do, but this dinner is a pittance compared to the testament to your profession last week which opened its doors, called the Newseum -- the Newseum, the Newseum. [Applause] What really surprised me, for any event in Washington, this opening actually got a lot of favorable press coverage. [Laughter] Evidently, you journalists have a lot of friends in the media. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
10.3
Gunning Fog:
12.8
Coleman Liau:
11.9
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
9.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.9
Sprache:
4.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
23.0
Sprache:
24.0

Statistics

Characters:
344
Sentences:
4
Words:
73
Syllables:
18.25
Words Per Sentence:
124
Syllables Per Word:
1.59
Seconds:
31.80
Words Per Minute:
137.74

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.06
VADER:
0.92
AFINN:
4.00

Entities

Washington [Country, City, State]
last week [Date]
Newseum [Person]
tonight [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:06:37.960 - 00:07:05.480
But there are a bunch of exhibits I'm dying to see. I want to see the Portrait Gallery of Unnamed Sources. [Applause, Laughter] The Gergen and Shields Retrospective. [Laughter] The museum's crown jewel, the Hall of Pundits. [Laughter] Modeled after the Hall of Presidents at Disney Land, it features mechanized mannequins mouthing contentious blather. No wait -- that's the McLaughlin Group. [Applause, Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.5
Gunning Fog:
6.1
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
7.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
7.6
Sprache:
4.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
28.0
Sprache:
28.0

Statistics

Characters:
327
Sentences:
7
Words:
62
Syllables:
8.86
Words Per Sentence:
103
Syllables Per Word:
1.58
Seconds:
27.52
Words Per Minute:
135.17

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
-0.02
VADER:
-0.23
AFINN:
-4.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

the Portrait Gallery of Unnamed Sources [Infrastructure]
Disney Land [Organization]
the Hall of Pundits [Organization]
the McLaughlin Group [Organization]
the Hall of Presidents [Person]
Shields Retrospective [Title]
Bill Clinton
00:07:05.480 - 00:07:47.080
There is also an absolutely amazing collection of historical artifacts: CSPAN's gavel-to-gavel etchings of the Constitutional Convention; CNN's very first Cross-Fire -- from the left Alexander Hamilton, from the right Aaron Burr, topic gun control. [Laughter] There is an actual press corps travel manifest from Stage Coach One. Guess what -- the film they showed was Fargo. [Laughter] The 30 people in the White House press corps are laughing at that. [Applause]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.7
Gunning Fog:
9.7
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
11.7
ARI:
9.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
7.9
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
33.0
Sprache:
32.0

Statistics

Characters:
367
Sentences:
5
Words:
73
Syllables:
14.60
Words Per Sentence:
120
Syllables Per Word:
1.58
Seconds:
41.60
Words Per Minute:
105.29

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.04
VADER:
0.71
AFINN:
2.00

Entities

30 [Cardinal Number]
Fargo [Country, City, State]
the Constitutional Convention [Law]
Cross-Fire [Organization]
White House [Organization]
Aaron Burr [Person]
Alexander Hamilton [Person]
Stage Coach One [Title]
Bill Clinton
00:07:47.080 - 00:08:30.200
There are artifacts of contemporary Washington journalism as well. There is the stack of Bibles upon which Joe Klein swore. [Laughter] There is Johnny Apple's expense reports. [Laughter] A transcript of Ann Rice's interview with Bob Novak. [Laughter] The contract where Bob Woodward insists on Robert Redford being cast as him. [Laughter] There is a haunting photograph from the 1961 White House Correspondents Dinner of young Brian Williams shaking hands adoringly with Chet Huntley.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.5
Gunning Fog:
8.7
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
10.6
ARI:
9.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
7.4
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
32.0
Sprache:
36.0

Statistics

Characters:
391
Sentences:
6
Words:
74
Syllables:
12.33
Words Per Sentence:
122
Syllables Per Word:
1.64
Seconds:
43.12
Words Per Minute:
102.97

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
Harvard IV:
-0.04
VADER:
0.40
AFINN:
4.00

Topics

0:
News

Entities

Washington [Country, City, State]
1961 [Date]
White House Correspondents Dinner [Event]
Ann Rice's [Person]
Bob Novak [Person]
Bob Woodward [Person]
Brian Williams [Person]
Chet Huntley [Person]
Joe Klein [Person]
Johnny Apple's [Person]
Robert Redford [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:08:30.200 - 00:08:43.400
And then there is a whole wing dedicated to historic scoops. For example, did you know that Helen Thomas broke the story about the Lincoln Bedroom -- while Lincoln was still sleeping in it.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.0
Gunning Fog:
10.2
Coleman Liau:
11.1
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
8.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.1
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
9.0

Statistics

Characters:
151
Sentences:
2
Words:
33
Syllables:
16.50
Words Per Sentence:
51
Syllables Per Word:
1.45
Seconds:
13.20
Words Per Minute:
150

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
0.05
AFINN:
1.00

Entities

Lincoln [Organization]
the Lincoln Bedroom [Organization]
Helen Thomas [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:08:43.400 - 00:10:02.080
However, the most important part of the museum is an exhibit with poses an utterly fascinating question, both contemporary and historical: How would current White House correspondents and columnists have covered past presidential administrations? Have you seen this? I mean, this is an incredible thing. In the exhibit, everyone in the current press corps is making fun of Millard Fillmore's name -- that's everyone except Wolf Blitzer. [Laughter] David Letterman keeps calling William Howard Taft "Tubby" and Teddy Roosevelt "Old Four Eyes." [Laughter] Maureen Dowd writes a column dismissing the first presidential election as politics as usual. [Applause, Laughter] Sam Donaldson makes fun of George Washington's wooden teeth but completely ignores the obvious fact that he's wearing a wig. [Applause, Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
11.0
Gunning Fog:
13.0
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
12.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
7.7
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
54.0
Sprache:
53.0

Statistics

Characters:
678
Sentences:
8
Words:
123
Syllables:
15.38
Words Per Sentence:
225
Syllables Per Word:
1.75
Seconds:
78.68
Words Per Minute:
93.80

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.54
AFINN:
12.00

Topics

0:
Travel/Tourist Destinations
1:
Reference/Libraries & Museums/Museums

Entities

first [Ordinal Number]
Millard Fillmore's [Organization]
White House [Organization]
David Letterman [Person]
George Washington's [Person]
Maureen Dowd [Person]
Sam Donaldson [Person]
Teddy Roosevelt [Person]
William Howard Taft [Person]
Wolf Blitzer [Person]
Old Four Eyes [Title]
Bill Clinton
00:10:02.080 - 00:10:38.400
The New York Times calls for a special counsel to look into George Washington's winning campaign in the Revolutionary War -- because Lafayette was French. And Barbara Walters asks the Father of our Country, if you could chop down a tree -- any tree at all -- what kind of tree would it be? [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.4
Gunning Fog:
6.9
Coleman Liau:
10.7
SMOG:
10.6
ARI:
8.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.8
Sprache:
3.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
234
Sentences:
3
Words:
52
Syllables:
17.33
Words Per Sentence:
77
Syllables Per Word:
1.46
Seconds:
36.32
Words Per Minute:
85.90

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.30
AFINN:
2.00

Entities

Lafayette [Country, City, State]
the Revolutionary War [Event]
French [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
The New York Times [Organization]
Barbara Walters [Person]
George Washington's [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:10:38.400 - 00:11:06.160
All right, now we're going to tell some stuff on us. I know you give me grief from time to time, but really we work around the clock trying to help you do your job. I mean, really, what other administration would make thousands and thousands of internal memos and official documents available for your daily enjoyment? [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.2
Gunning Fog:
11.3
Coleman Liau:
10.8
SMOG:
11.3
ARI:
7.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.7
Sprache:
3.7

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
11.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
262
Sentences:
4
Words:
58
Syllables:
14.50
Words Per Sentence:
89
Syllables Per Word:
1.45
Seconds:
27.76
Words Per Minute:
125.36

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
0.07
VADER:
0.81

Entities

thousands and thousands [Cardinal Number]
daily [Date]
Bill Clinton
00:11:06.160 - 00:11:32.080
But you did miss a couple of good stories. Roll it in, boys, come here. Where are they? Where are my documents? [Laughter] Come here. I hope no one is in contempt for ignoring these. This is just a representative sample. You'll have them all tomorrow. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.3
Gunning Fog:
5.5
Coleman Liau:
9.3
SMOG:
7.1
ARI:
1.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.3
Sprache:
2.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
10.0

Statistics

Characters:
201
Sentences:
9
Words:
47
Syllables:
5.22
Words Per Sentence:
71
Syllables Per Word:
1.34
Seconds:
25.92
Words Per Minute:
108.80

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.04
VADER:
-0.73

Entities

You'll [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:11:32.080 - 00:11:46.920
Here's a memo from Harold Ickes to Leon Panetta: Leon, FYI, Maxwell House coffee is on sale this week for $3.49 a pound. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.3
Gunning Fog:
4.8
Coleman Liau:
7.7
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
3.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.5
Sprache:
2.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
10.0

Statistics

Characters:
96
Sentences:
2
Words:
24
Syllables:
12
Words Per Sentence:
35
Syllables Per Word:
1.38
Seconds:
14.84
Words Per Minute:
97.04

Sentiment

VADER:
0.37

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

Leon [Country, City, State]
this week [Date]
3.49 [Money]
FYI [Organization]
Maxwell House [Organization]
Harold Ickes [Person]
Leon Panetta [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:11:46.920 - 00:12:10.040
Here's a copy of a check we mistakenly thought was a small campaign contribution from AT&T. It turns out that by cashing it we authorized a switch in our long distance service. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.8
Gunning Fog:
8.1
Coleman Liau:
10.3
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
5.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
155
Sentences:
3
Words:
35
Syllables:
11.67
Words Per Sentence:
51
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
23.12
Words Per Minute:
90.83

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
-0.30

Entities

AT&T. [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:12:10.040 - 00:12:33.440
Here's a memo outlining the DNC's high donor program. It's pretty embarrassing. Business class upgrades for Air Force One. Mr. Speaker, it could have been you. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.6
Gunning Fog:
4.8
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
6.6
ARI:
4.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
7.2
Sprache:
2.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
12.0
Sprache:
14.0

Statistics

Characters:
133
Sentences:
6
Words:
27
Syllables:
4.50
Words Per Sentence:
44
Syllables Per Word:
1.48
Seconds:
23.40
Words Per Minute:
69.23

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.06
VADER:
0.15
AFINN:
-1.00

Entities

Air Force One [Product]
Bill Clinton
00:12:33.440 - 00:12:56.200
And let's see, here's one: For $10,000, you can have a private meeting with Vice President Gore to discuss reinventing government. And for $20,000, you don't have to go. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.2
Gunning Fog:
6.8
Coleman Liau:
7.4
SMOG:
7.9
ARI:
2.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
2.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
7.0
Sprache:
10.0

Statistics

Characters:
126
Sentences:
3
Words:
32
Syllables:
10.67
Words Per Sentence:
44
Syllables Per Word:
1.16
Seconds:
22.76
Words Per Minute:
84.36

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.03

Entities

10,000 [Money]
20,000 [Money]
Gore [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:12:56.200 - 00:13:19.120
And this is the most embarrassing one of all, from the White House visitor log last year. I can't believe any of you missed this. It seems that during the period of time when the First Lady was recording her Grammy Award winning album Milli Vanilli came to the White House 32 times. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.8
Gunning Fog:
8.4
Coleman Liau:
9.4
SMOG:
9.7
ARI:
5.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.9
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
11.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
231
Sentences:
4
Words:
54
Syllables:
13.50
Words Per Sentence:
82
Syllables Per Word:
1.37
Seconds:
22.92
Words Per Minute:
141.36

Sentiment

VADER:
0.42
AFINN:
3.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

32 [Cardinal Number]
one [Cardinal Number]
last year [Date]
First [Ordinal Number]
the White House [Organization]
White House [Organization]
Grammy Award [Title]
Bill Clinton
00:13:19.120 - 00:13:53.720
Now, I don't know how this got in here. This is a letter of acceptance to Chelsea, saying that she will -- from Chelsea, saying that she will attend -- no, that's privileged. [Laughter] But, look, the bad news is, our only child is going off to college. The good news is, it opens up another bedroom. [Applause, Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.6
Gunning Fog:
6.7
Coleman Liau:
9.0
SMOG:
7.7
ARI:
4.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.1
Sprache:
3.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
9.0
Sprache:
12.0

Statistics

Characters:
240
Sentences:
5
Words:
57
Syllables:
11.40
Words Per Sentence:
80
Syllables Per Word:
1.33
Seconds:
34.60
Words Per Minute:
98.84

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
0.06
VADER:
0.26
AFINN:
2.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Chelsea [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:13:53.720 - 00:13:59.480
But now look, you all know I want to bridge to the future, not the past. I'm interested in the future, so I want you to just forget about the documents. [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.1
Gunning Fog:
6.8
Coleman Liau:
7.0
SMOG:
7.9
ARI:
2.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
2.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
5.0
Sprache:
5.0

Statistics

Characters:
124
Sentences:
3
Words:
32
Syllables:
10.67
Words Per Sentence:
45
Syllables Per Word:
1.31
Seconds:
5.76
Words Per Minute:
333.33

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
0.55
AFINN:
3.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment
Bill Clinton
00:13:59.480 - 00:14:25.360
Now, we know how important technology is to our future, and the White House has always been the center of new technological developments, ever since John Adams occupied it. There was the electric lights, the telephone, the telegraph, the tape recorder -- [Laughter] -- and the Clapper -- [Laughter] -- and, most recently, the computer.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
12.0
Gunning Fog:
18.8
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
12.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.6
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
14.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
259
Sentences:
2
Words:
51
Syllables:
25.50
Words Per Sentence:
89
Syllables Per Word:
1.67
Seconds:
25.88
Words Per Minute:
118.24

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.04
VADER:
0.20
AFINN:
2.00

Entities

the White House [Organization]
John Adams [Person]
Clapper [Title]
Bill Clinton
00:14:25.360 - 00:15:11.240
Now, just last week the Vice President and I used a computer in the Oval Office. I felt like a kid who first got to drive; he actually let me do some things on it. [Laughter] And it's clear that we are once again at the threshold of a new era that will forever change the way presidents conduct matters at home and abroad. As of this week, I have been working around the clock trying to balance the budget with Quicken. [Laughter] And I want you to consider this. In the post-Cold War era, the introduction of the computer has raised a profound question: Whose finger do you want on the control-alt-delete button? [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.9
Gunning Fog:
8.8
Coleman Liau:
8.6
SMOG:
8.6
ARI:
6.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
28.0
Sprache:
29.0

Statistics

Characters:
489
Sentences:
7
Words:
118
Syllables:
16.86
Words Per Sentence:
167
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
45.88
Words Per Minute:
154.32

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.23
AFINN:
4.00

Entities

just last week [Date]
this week [Date]
post-Cold War [Event]
first [Ordinal Number]
Quicken [Organization]
the Oval Office [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:15:11.240 - 00:15:49.000
You know what my favorite button is? F-2. [Laughter] Search and replace. [Laughter] I have enjoyed the daily press clips so much more since I discovered F-2. [Laughter] I read them on-line now, and then I search and replace. Thanks for showing me that, Al. I mean, after all, look, your news reports are just the first rough draft of history anyway, and I'm just doing the F-2 thing to do a little editing.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.4
Gunning Fog:
7.0
Coleman Liau:
7.3
SMOG:
8.1
ARI:
2.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.4
Sprache:
3.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
14.0
Sprache:
20.0

Statistics

Characters:
306
Sentences:
7
Words:
78
Syllables:
11.14
Words Per Sentence:
99
Syllables Per Word:
1.24
Seconds:
37.76
Words Per Minute:
123.94

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.01
VADER:
0.85
AFINN:
6.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

first [Ordinal Number]
F-2 [Organization]
Al [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:15:49.000 - 00:16:06.880
Let's take some of the news stories you've written just in the last month. F-2; search for "budget standstill"; replace with "prosperity at home and peace abroad." [Laughter] It's better, isn't it? It is.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.3
Gunning Fog:
5.9
Coleman Liau:
10.2
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
4.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
2.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
168
Sentences:
4
Words:
38
Syllables:
9.50
Words Per Sentence:
52
Syllables Per Word:
1.29
Seconds:
17.88
Words Per Minute:
127.52

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.03
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.75
AFINN:
7.00

Entities

the last month [Date]
F-2 [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:16:06.880 - 00:16:11.640
Search for "beleaguered"; replace with "Lincolnesque." [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.6
Gunning Fog:
6.0
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
12.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
1.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
7.0
Sprache:
6.0

Statistics

Characters:
67
Sentences:
2
Words:
10
Syllables:
5
Words Per Sentence:
20
Syllables Per Word:
1.80
Seconds:
4.76
Words Per Minute:
126.05

Entities

Lincolnesque [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:16:11.640 - 00:16:25.880
Search for "independent counsel"; replace with "the ice cream man." [Laughter]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.8
Gunning Fog:
8.5
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
7.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
8.2
Sprache:
2.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
7.0
Sprache:
6.0

Statistics

Characters:
76
Sentences:
2
Words:
14
Syllables:
7
Words Per Sentence:
22
Syllables Per Word:
1.50
Seconds:
14.24
Words Per Minute:
58.99

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.17
Bill Clinton
00:16:25.880 - 00:16:59.800
I'll never forget how I found about this incredible device, search and replace. I walked into the Vice President's office not very long ago and he was there working on his computer -- F2; search for Bill Clinton -- [Applause, Laughter] I got there just in time.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
10.2
Gunning Fog:
10.8
Coleman Liau:
10.5
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
10.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.3
Sprache:
4.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
12.0
Sprache:
15.0

Statistics

Characters:
201
Sentences:
2
Words:
45
Syllables:
22.50
Words Per Sentence:
70
Syllables Per Word:
1.44
Seconds:
33.92
Words Per Minute:
79.60

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.02
Harvard IV:
-0.04
VADER:
0.17
AFINN:
-1.00

Entities

Vice President's [Date]
Bill Clinton [Person]
I'll [Product]
Bill Clinton
00:16:59.800 - 00:17:12.520
James Thurber said that humor is one of our greatest and earliest national resources that has to be preserved at all cost. Well, I hope we've saved a little up tonight and enriched it.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.0
Gunning Fog:
10.3
Coleman Liau:
9.6
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
7.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.5
Sprache:
3.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
14.0

Statistics

Characters:
147
Sentences:
2
Words:
34
Syllables:
17
Words Per Sentence:
52
Syllables Per Word:
1.35
Seconds:
12.72
Words Per Minute:
160.38

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.03
Harvard IV:
0.08
VADER:
0.92
AFINN:
9.00

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

one [Cardinal Number]
James Thurber [Person]
we've [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:17:12.520 - 00:17:25.960
I thank you and come here to honor your indispensable part in our lively 225-year-old experiment in democracy. May we work together so that it continues to light and lead the world.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.0
Gunning Fog:
12.7
Coleman Liau:
9.0
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
6.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.7
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
5.0

Statistics

Characters:
143
Sentences:
2
Words:
34
Syllables:
17
Words Per Sentence:
53
Syllables Per Word:
1.44
Seconds:
13.44
Words Per Minute:
151.79

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.06
Harvard IV:
0.20
VADER:
0.82
AFINN:
6.00

Entities

225-year-old [Date]
Bill Clinton
00:17:25.960 - 00:18:46.480
Tomorrow I'm going to Philadelphia, where this great experiment began, to open the President's Summit for America's Future. We'll gather there to renew the spirit of service that built this country. Each of us must serve -- you in your way, me in mine. You can start right now -- by busing your own tables and helping with the dishes. [Laughter] Now, when Jon finishes, I'm going home.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.7
Gunning Fog:
6.5
Coleman Liau:
10.7
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
6.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache: