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A Blog from Amman, Jordan, Online Since 2004.

This blog’s stupidity level



It scored a 7.5, and here’s the index to judge:

Typical Fog Index Scores
Fog Index Resources
6 TV guides, Mark Twain
8 Reader’s Digest
8 – 10 Most popular novels
10 Time, Newsweek
11 Wall Street Journal
14 The Times, The Guardian
15 – 20 Academic papers
Over 20 Only government sites can get away with this, because you can’t ignore them.
Over 30 The government is covering something up

7.5? That is emphatically an indentation higher than TV Guides and emphatically lower than most popular novels. I should critically deliberate using more vanguard terminology.
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22 Comments

  1. that readability test doesn’t work for 3arabiz,
    we want a 3arabizi-compatible readability test

  2. I gots 8.72 :)

  3. i got 8.79. Just enough to make it to popular novels. And yet you write better than me, with more “vaneguard terminology” if you will. Weird, huh?

    BTW, why are there new posts on your old blog?

  4. My results are on my blog.

  5. 8.68 I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Can’t something be intelligent yet easily readable at the same time?

  6. 10.06…. I’m flattered!

    Thanks for the link.

  7. Hal

    7.79

    And I’m a WRITER.

    Should just curl up and die already.

  8. I got 9.33. Woohoo!

  9. I got 9.6 :)

  10. i got 7.65 but this maybe cuz i have lots of Arabic posts

  11. 3ala fikra.. Hal.. the lower your score is, the more happy you should be. Like for example, Harry Potter’s rating falls around 5. The lower the score, the easier it is to read, and consequently the broader audience you reach.

    What you should be looking at is actually the Flesch Reading Ease, it’s more important than the fog index :)

  12. Gunning Fog Index 7.17
    Flesch Reading Ease 74.29
    Flesch-Kincaid Grade 4.43

    Not bad. Reading should be made easy and enjoyable!

  13. kay

    Gunning Fog Index 7.35
    Flesch Reading Ease 76.51
    Flesch-Kincaid Grade 4.18

  14. Hahaha, I like this game. I got an 8.82 and my percentage of words with three or more syllables is 14.03 percent.

    But I don’t think this judges how stupid your blog is Roba, I think it tries to give a score on how easy is it to read, which means that an average score of 7-10 is much better than scoring above 10, because you would want to get your message across to everybody, rather than just permitting few people to actually understand what you’re saying.

    Plus it basically measures vocabulary, professional writing is about keeping it concise and simple, no? (or at least I think that’s what it’s about). Otherwise, writers would have resorted to learning from 19th Century novels to enhance their writing skills…

  15. Amino,
    I disagree with your criteria for “how happy you should be”
    It depends on your target audience.
    Not all blogs are trying to reach the same readers , just like the Times and Guardian P.S. That statement has nothing to do with whether a Gunnig Fog Index of 12.43 and a Flasch Reading Index of 60.21 mean anything or not!

  16. Roba,
    Please edit the “erroneous” comment to include….
    ….just like the Times and Guardian are not targeting TV guide and romance novels readers.
    P.S. That statement……..

  17. Is my blog seriously the stupidest one out of all?! Man… Like I said, I should start making better use of all those years spent cramming ultra hard SAT vocabulary.

  18. Gunning Fog Index
    8.30

    By the way, your blog does not have an ounce of stupidity in it.

  19. I think because of el 7aki 3arabi bel englizi in some of your posts and comments -which is not recognizble by the system- got you that score.

  20. mine is

    Fog Index
    Resources

    6
    TV guides, The Bible, Mark Twain

    8
    Reader’s Digest

    8 – 10
    Most popular novels

    10
    Time, Newsweek

    11
    Wall Street Journal

    14
    The Times, The Guardian

    15 – 20
    Academic papers

    Over 20
    Only government sites can get away with this, because you can’t ignore them.

    Over 30

    The government is covering something up

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