Article: Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows
After looking at this article my friend referenced the movie Idiocracy (an unfortunate movie that had so much potential it failed to deliver on a wonderful idea) - but as the article explains "Members of Congress are often criticized for what they do — or rather, what they don't do.But what about what they say and, more specifically, how they say it? It turns out that the sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation. Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade." It is an interesting read looking at how the words used has transformed (oops maybe too tough for the politicians) or changed over time. Check out the article here.