Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Blog Readability Test

As a writer willing to consider an objective evaluation of your skills, could you benefit from a computerized assessment of your command of the English language? Go here to find out what an internet widget says is the level of education required to understand your blog.

I'll wait.

Cue theme from Jeopardy.

Well? What it did it say? High School? Junior High? College?

According to that widget, no cap and gown are necessary to read my hallowed words but you had better at least be in college. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. In screenwriting, we want to keep things simple but that doesn't mean to dumb down for anyone. Of course, I don't know how reliable these things actually are either. This widget says my blog is rated PG-13.

You need parental guidance if you're under the age of 13 to come to my blog? Well, maybe that's because they need somebody who has been to college to read it to them!

Stupid widgets. Oh wait. I said "stupid". Can I use the S-word without getting rated R?


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Rhys said...

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Fun Joel said...

Not sure what it means, but mine was only rated for Jr. High!

Guess I be stupid or something.

annabel said...

My blog's reading level was rated genius! That is funny!

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Joel, you and I can both wear dunce caps in the presence of Annabel! We tip out caps to you, Annabel.

Rhys said...

Ha! Elementary school here. Aim low! Hmm...maybe because of the word 'boobs'? Hee...boobies.

Well, at least I'm DOWN with the kiddies! :)

MaryAn Batchellor said...


rhys, maybe you can help them on this Wordplayer thread where somebody is having trouble writing for kids!

(kidding - been to your blog and the widget is nonsense)

Anonymous said...

I'm high school

MaryAn Batchellor said...

Interesting, Todd, because I just checked and your blog is rated R!