Friday, April 05, 2013

Bulls**t detector

Here's a bit of fun. The NZ Initiative asks,

"How full of it are you? Run your writing (or indeed any writing at all) through this website to get a bulls**t reading. "

I've scored from .17 to .22 - apparently showing "only a few indications of bullshit language" to "some signs but within acceptable limits."


Mark Hubbard said...

Love this.

Too scared to use it.

Lindsay Mitchell said...

Put someone else's in then. I found a couple in the .3s - one an ex MP and the other a NZ Herald columnist.

JC said...

I get:

"Bullshit Index :0.17
Your text shows only a few indications of 'bullshit'-English."


Oswald Bastable said...

Cut and pasted out of one of my books and my sci-fi scores .12


Johnny said...

Are you sure this wasn't published on 1 April? My result same as everyone else's.

homepaddock said...

A commenter on one of my post's put David Shearer's Q+A interview and found:

. . . the text from his ramble about economic development and capital gains tax scored 0.43: “Something’s getting a bit fishy. You probably want to sell something, or you’re trying to impress somebody. It still may be an acceptable result for a scientific text.”