It’s only words

…and words are all I have. To take your heart away.

What? No. Nothing like that. Calm your loins, pet.

Linguistics. Linguistics and language, and this introduction:

Some data visualizations tell you something you never knew. Others tell you things you knew, but didn’t know you knew. This was the case for this visualization.

to this data visualization:

from prooffreader.com.

And yes, when you look at the individual letters and think about where you might be most likely to find them in words, you realise that you knew all this already, it’s just that no-one had ever presented it to you in data visualization form. Just like the quote at the top of the page.

There are several (or more) other interesting data visualisations on the prooffreader site, if you have some time to spare.

  • Ami Kapilevich

    This is unexpectedly mesmerising.

  • Ami Kapilevich > Look at your comment conforming to the data,with your G’s and Y’s at the end of your words, your T at the beginning and your boringly placed X.

  • Ami Kapilevich

    It’s uncanny!