More on missing SOTU words

January 24, 2007

The Old Gray Lady has a tool that allows you to interactively compare words used in the 2007 State of the Union address to the addresses of previous years. Do a search for, say, "marriage," and you'll see that while completely absent in last night's speech, the word was used nine times in the 2004 address.

2004 was, of course, an election year.