I’m sorry Shakespeare I am for real

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Who has a bigger vocabulary: Shakespeare or André 3000? It’s actually Outkast. Data scientist Matt Daniels created an infographic that charts 85 rappers’ unique vocabulary in their first 35,000 lyrics. Outkast uses 5,212 unique words; whereas, Shakespeare only uses 5,170. But Aesop Rock beats the Bard by more than 2,000 words with a count of 7,392 unique words.

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One Response to “I’m sorry Shakespeare I am for real”

  1. hamish
    at 8:23 pm on May 11, 2014

    well, seeing as Andre 3000 is IN outkast…. wait…

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