Only Revolutions Commentary

Only Revolutions Nix List

There are a number of words that do not appear in the main text of Only Revolutions. For example, the common words "or" and "in" occur nowhere in the text. They do, however, occur on the endpapers.

The phrase "Nix List" appears on the spoiler poster.

Word Frequency Analysis

Comparison of word frequencies in Only Revolutions (without sidebar/chronology) with those in the Brown corpus. Scroll down to see a comparison that includes the chronology.

The list below includes words that occur more than 10 times in the Brown corpus and less than five times in Only Revolutions. The Chi-squared test statistics and Dunning log-likelihood test statistics are measures of how surprising the difference between the two counts would be if the two texts were, in fact, drawn from the same source. Higher values indicate more surprising differences in the counts. For example, the preposition "in" occurs frequently in the Brown Corpus but it does not appear in Only Revolutions. A correspondingly large test statistic reflects this discrepancy.

Without Chronology

WordBrownOnly RevolutionsChi-squaredDunning
in2140201341.32553.7
was98160607.91171.3
as72491445.5850.9
or42130258.9502.7
they37670231.3449.5
were32874193.5353.3
been24700151.1294.7
said19620119.8234.1
into17890109.1213.5
than17961107.5203
other17110104.3204.2
like1343081.6160.2
made1135068.8135.4
also1069064.7127.6
did1044455.394.8
people869052.4103.7
years95935290.9
year834050.399.5
good831050.199.2
make804048.495.9
state899348.384.1
see775046.692.5
day771046.492
men788341.571.7
know692041.582.6
same686041.181.9
right626037.574.7
being720337.464.1
came622037.274.2
states606036.272.3
himself60303672
house60303672
home567033.867.7
mrs536031.964
during58523154.5
say506030.160.4
since628429.949.2
thought517128.852.9
went508128.251.8
number47202856.3
fact447026.453.3
night437025.852.1
think433025.651.7
called433025.651.7
almost432025.551.5
always459125.246.2
took426025.150.8
system422024.950.4
told413024.349.3
look401023.647.8
room399023.547.6
president432123.543.1
asked398023.447.5
knew395023.247.1
program393023.146.9
john390022.946.5
white390022.946.5
days387022.746.2
form383022.545.7
per380022.345.3
government442222.338.5
children378022.245.1
things368021.643.9
looked367021.543.8
group398121.539.2
god364021.343.4
church35902142.8
within35802142.7
felt357020.942.6
saw353020.742.1
light351020.541.9
several378120.236.9
family345020.241.2
possible37412036.5
important37512036.6
didn403219.934.2
rather373119.936.4
case369119.735.9
seemed333019.439.7
mind333019.439.7
development331019.339.5
area331019.339.5
interest330019.239.4
members327019.139
today32601938.9
others325018.938.8
door321018.738.3
although321018.738.3
whole318018.537.9
sense314018.337.5
different313018.237.3
york313018.237.3
thus311018.137.1
means311018.137.1
began312018.137.2
name31001837
matter30901836.9
itself305017.736.4
service324116.930.8
example292016.934.8
show292016.934.8
history290016.834.6
either285016.534
whether286016.534.1
point402416.325.8
certain313116.329.5
seen279016.133.3
second398416.125.4
word279016.133.3
country33921627.3
social39741625.3
early36831626.1
really275015.932.8
week306115.828.8
words274015.832.7
college273015.732.6
tell271015.632.3
themselves270015.632.2
making270015.632.2
information269015.532.1
toward386415.424.3
known266015.331.7
political264015.231.5
real26101531.1
seems259014.930.9
mother257014.830.7
office257014.830.7
body287114.726.6
individual252014.530.1
child251014.429.9
often369414.422.6
self250014.329.8
heard248014.229.6
problems248014.229.6
economic247014.129.5
study246014.129.4
money277114.125.5
ago246014.129.4
became246014.129.4
result24401429.1
department242013.828.9
already273113.825
reason241013.828.8
position242013.828.9
level237013.528.3
areas236013.528.2
held266113.424.3
period265113.324.2
true233013.327.8
type231013.227.6
black230013.127.4
century25911323.5
seem22901327.3
father227012.927.1
line316312.920.8
voice227012.927.1
surface223012.726.6
women223012.726.6
brought253112.622.8
tax222012.626.5
music221012.526.4
special252112.522.7
third218012.426
having280212.421
red218012.426
federal250112.422.5
education216012.225.8
america216012.225.8
board246112.222
art215012.225.7
effect215012.225.7
action302312.119.4
stood21201225.3
available24311221.7
figure210011.925.1
therefore205011.624.5
sound205011.624.5
usually206011.624.6
brown206011.624.6
book206011.624.6
secretary204011.524.3
community235111.520.8
evidence204011.524.3
english204011.524.3
local290311.418.2
center231111.320.4
mean200011.323.9
modern200011.323.9
believe201011.324
says200011.323.9
problem315411.217.4
process197011.123.5
policy229111.120.2
looking198011.123.6
alone197011.123.5
situation19601123.4
nor19501123.3
university22711119.9
act28431117.6
section19501123.3
idea19601123.4
minutes19601123.4
increase19501123.3
pressure194010.923.1
months194010.923.1
major255210.918.4
dark193010.823
taken281310.817.4
rate222110.719.4
call189010.622.6
military219110.519
values188010.522.4
industry188010.522.4
stage187010.522.3
woman248210.517.7
students217110.418.8
view186010.422.2
basis184010.322
spirit184010.322
space185010.322.1
washington215110.318.6
son182010.221.7
total213110.218.4
complete182010.221.7
wrote181010.121.6
person181010.121.6
conditions181010.121.6
recent17901021.4
data17809.921.2
million20819.917.8
nations17809.921.2
read17609.821
material17609.821
research17409.720.8
story17509.720.9
plan20619.717.6
developed17409.720.8
inside17409.720.8
report17409.720.8
instead17309.620.6
wall17309.620.6
followed17209.520.5
central17109.520.4
added17209.520.5
including17109.520.4
basic17109.520.4
building17209.520.5
amount17109.520.4
makes17009.420.3
committee17009.420.3
equipment16809.320
picture16809.320
single19819.316.7
administration16809.320
religious16609.219.8
shown16609.219.8
kennedy16709.219.9
whose25139.114.4
necessary2232915.1
terms1630919.4
started1941916.3
received1640919.6
cent16108.919.2
dr19218.916.1
indeed16208.919.3
six24838.914.2
subject16208.919.3
paper16008.819.1
needed18918.715.8
blue15808.718.9
job24538.713.9
hall15808.718.9
market15908.719
passed15908.719
provide21628.614.4
similar15708.618.7
written15608.618.6
growth15608.618.6
talk15608.618.6
training15708.618.7
england15708.618.7
spit1148.56.7
twisting1148.56.7
plymouth1148.56.7
non15508.518.5
boredom1148.56.7
international15508.518.5
congress15508.518.5
keen1148.56.7
streams1148.56.7
william15408.418.4
issue15308.418.3
likely15108.318
considered15108.318
support18018.214.8
sat15008.217.9
entire14908.117.8
results14808.117.7
earlier14808.117.7
particular17918.114.7
color14808.117.7
difference14808.117.7
happened14908.117.8
thinking14808.117.7
christian1470817.5
letter1470817.5
middle1771814.5
involved1470817.5
knowledge14507.917.3
anti14607.917.4
costs17517.914.2
island17617.914.4
weeks14507.917.3
increased14607.917.4
particularly14607.917.4
whom14507.917.3

With Chronology

wordbrownOnly RevolutionsChi-squaredDunning
in2140202427.84518.8
was981611099.32056.8
as724928071503
or42130469.7889.5
they37670419.7795.4
were32875355.5642.1
been24706262464.9
said19624209.4375.1
into17890198.4377.7
than17961197.1366.8
other17113183.4331
like13430148.6283.6
made11350125.4239.6
also10690118225.7
did1044997.2158.2
good831091.5175.5
make804088.5169.8
see775183.2152.9
year834777.8127.3
know692076146.1
same686075.3144.8
being720471120.9
right626068.6132.2
came622068.2131.3
old747768.2110.5
himself603066.1127.3
house603066.1127.3
home567062.1119.7
since628460.8102.5
mrs536058.6113.2
during58545694
say506055.3106.8
thought517154.499.3
used612753.384.8
number472051.599.7
went508251.490.3
fact447048.794.4
few601948.574.5
always45914887.3
think433047.191.4
called433047.191.4
almost43204791.2
however552746.773.5
night437145.582.7
told413044.987.2
took426144.380.4
look401043.684.7
room399043.384.2
asked398043.284
knew395042.983.4
white390042.382.3
form383041.680.9
children37804179.8
things368039.977.7
looked367039.877.5
god364039.476.9
within358038.875.6
rather373138.469.5
saw353038.274.5
system42243862.2
light35103874.1
family345037.372.8
several378236.964
felt357136.666.2
important375236.663.4
seemed33303670.3
mind33303670.3
didn403435.958.6
area331035.869.9
interest330035.769.7
others325035.168.6
door321034.667.8
although321034.667.8
whole318034.367.1
case36933456.8
different313033.866.1
began312033.665.9
thus311033.565.7
means311033.565.7
name310033.465.5
water461933.449.7
matter309033.365.2
today326133.259.9
itself305032.964.4
church359332.954.9
example292031.461.7
show292031.461.7
program393631.248.3
history290031.261.2
whether286030.860.4
either285030.660.2
present402730.446.3
early368530.247.7
seen27903058.9
word27903058.9
sense314229.951.3
certain313229.751.1
really275029.558.1
words274029.457.9
possible374629.144.9
tell271029.157.2
themselves27002957
making27002957
information269028.956.8
toward386728.743.4
often369628.644
known266028.556.2
group398828.342.2
development33142844.9
real26102855.1
seems259027.754.7
members327427.544.2
mother257027.554.3
already273127.349
week306327.144.6
individual25202753.2
child251026.953
self250026.752.8
later397926.638.9
heard248026.552.4
line316426.342.1
study246026.351.9
ago246026.351.9
became246026.351.9
large378826.238.8
having280226.144.5
result244026.151.5
become359725.838.8
reason241025.750.9
body28732541
true233024.849.2
type231024.648.8
given378924.635.7
black230024.548.6
held266224.541.8
seem229024.448.4
father227024.247.9
voice227024.247.9
available243123.942.9
surface223023.747.1
music221023.546.7
local290423.537.3
plymouth11923.416.2
hong11923.416.2
graves11923.416.2
sigh11923.416.2
rubbing11923.416.2
level237123.341.7
red218023.246
brought253223.139.2
best362922.933.1
art215022.845.4
period265322.636.8
center231122.640.5
problems248222.638.3
taken281422.535.7
figure210022.344.3
position242221.937.1
usually206021.843.5
book206021.843.5
therefore205021.743.3
canyon12921.615.3
evidence204021.643.1
del12921.615.3
flies12921.615.3
oregon12921.615.3
wayne12921.615.3
believe201021.342.4
gave285521.232.7
areas236221.235.9
mean200021.242.2
modern200021.242.2
says200021.242.2
looking19802141.8
alone197020.841.6
situation196020.741.4
idea196020.741.4
nor195020.641.2
section195020.641.2
increase195020.641.2
stood212120.536.6
dark193020.440.8
money277520.431.3
century259420.131.7
ash1392014.4
rebellion1392014.4
tries1392014.4
tar1392014.4
college273519.930.6
necessary223219.833.4
values188019.839.7
industry188019.839.7
sound205119.735.2
stage187019.739.5
view186019.639.3
kind314819.528.2
spirit184019.438.8
whose251419.330.2
wrote181019.138.2
person181019.138.2
conditions181019.138.2
provide21621932.1
six24841929.7
effect215218.931.9
recent179018.837.8
data178018.737.6
experience276618.627.8
fists14918.513.6
read176018.537.2
wax14918.513.6
churchill14918.513.6
started194118.533
max14918.513.6
material176018.537.2
pentagon14918.513.6
dumb14918.513.6
story175018.436.9
threaten11818.313.3
developed174018.336.7
beg11818.313.3
meters11818.313.3
inside174018.336.7
bounds11818.313.3
report174018.336.7
instead173018.236.5
wall173018.236.5
added172018.136.3
building172018.136.3
call18911832
central171017.936.1
rate222317.928.8
including171017.936.1
makes170017.835.9
quite282717.725.8
picture168017.635.5
religious166017.435
basis184117.431
shown166017.435
various200217.329
harlem15917.212.8
son182117.230.6
received164017.234.6
terms163017.134.4
lines198217.128.6
indeed162016.934.2
subject162016.934.2
cent161016.834
gordon12816.812.4
juice12816.812.4
switzerland12816.812.4
congolese12816.812.4
particular179116.830
equality12816.812.4
benjamin12816.812.4
class274716.824.5
tires12816.812.4
nature195216.728
paper160016.733.8
market159016.633.6
passed159016.633.6
blue158016.533.4
similar157016.433.1
costs175116.429.2
dr192216.427.5
research174116.329
written156016.332.9
talk156016.332.9
sometimes222416.225.1
international155016.232.7
kept190216.227.1
followed172116.128.6
basic17111628.4
amount17111628.4
jar16915.912.1
issue153015.932.3
expected187215.926.5
english204315.925.5
likely151015.731.9
considered151015.731.9
morning216415.524
probably261715.522.5
prohibition13815.411.6
cane13815.411.6
job245615.422.7
results148015.431.2
earlier148015.431.2
color148015.431.2
difference148015.431.2
thinking148015.431.2
mill13815.411.6
lime13815.411.6
letter147015.331
future229515.323
question259715.322.2
single198315.324.4
involved147015.331
process197315.224.2
required181215.225.4
sort164115.227
increased146015.230.8
knowledge145015.130.6
wanted22651522.5
industrial144014.930.4
scott17914.811.5
pressure194314.823.7
walker17914.811.5
bad143014.830.2
size143014.830.2
anthony17914.811.5
reading143014.830.2
middle177214.824.6
temperature143014.830.2
months194314.823.7
eye143014.830.2
ideas143014.830.2
abandon17914.811.5
addition142014.730
method142014.730
moral142014.730
walked159114.626
neither141014.629.8
record141014.629.8
showed141014.629.8
directly141014.629.8
decided141014.629.8
statement141014.629.8
according140014.529.6
programs139014.429.3
science139014.429.3
member139014.429.3
needed189314.322.8
remember138014.329.1
degree137014.228.9
volume137014.228.9
understand137014.228.9
normal137014.228.9
crimes14814.110.9
belgian14814.110.9
grove14814.110.9
hats14814.110.9
ruin14814.110.9
simply171214.123.5
touches14814.110.9
purpose15311424.8
tried17021423.3
led135013.928.5
appeared135013.928.5
harvey18913.810.8
equipment168213.822.9
montgomery18913.810.8
camps18913.810.8
balls18913.810.8
ran134013.828.3
list133013.728.1
literature133013.728.1
continued133013.728.1
spit11713.610.5
huh11713.610.5
ringing11713.610.5
drifting11713.610.5
influence132013.627.9
average132013.627.9
total213513.620.3
generally132013.627.9
pulse11713.610.5
sat150113.624.2
age242713.619.5
hip11713.610.5
wrong131013.527.7
meaning131013.527.7
opened131013.527.7
happened149113.524
hundred181313.421.4
fear130013.427.4
theory130013.427.4
planning130013.427.4
beginning164213.322.2
christian147113.323.7
common225613.319.5
myself129013.327.2
effective128013.227
truth128013.227
particularly146113.223.5
using145113.123.3
beautiful127013.126.8
sent145113.123.3
forms127013.126.8
weeks145113.123.3
note127013.126.8
consider127013.126.8
whom145113.123.3
flung1581310.3
swim1581310.3
divisions1581310.3
ryan1581310.3
value20751319.4
ties1581310.3
tips1581310.3
norman1581310.3
respect126012.926.6
length125012.826.4
numbers125012.826.4
herself125012.826.4
apparently125012.826.4
radio125012.826.4
lap19912.810.3
born124012.726.2
questions141112.722.5
twenty174312.720.1
recently124012.726.2
performance123012.626
larger123012.626
straight123012.626
natural157212.620.9
training157212.620.9
methods140112.522.3
growth156212.520.7
image121012.425.5
crossroads12712.39.7
decision120012.325.3
reached170312.319.4
wasn154212.320.3
guam12712.39.7
window120012.325.3
described120012.325.3
roaring12712.39.7
fiscal120012.325.3
writing120012.325.3
character119012.225.1
reported119012.225.1
religion119012.225.1
christ118012.124.9
railroads168129.6
trains168129.6
fires209129.7
fascinating209129.7
donald209129.7
rubber168129.6
learned117011.924.7
design117011.924.7
complete182411.918.2
specific116011.824.5
types116011.824.5
pattern116011.824.5
letters115011.724.3
filled115011.724.3
entire149211.719.4
audience115011.724.3
moment251911.716.2
support180411.717.9
appear115011.724.3
former131111.620.5
month148211.619.2
cases148211.619.2
thirty114011.624.1
provided131111.620.5
saying113011.523.9
include113011.523.9
figures113011.523.9
function.113011.523.9
established113011.523.9
poet113011.523.9
woman248911.415.8
term130111.420.3
speak112011.423.6
systems129111.320.1
faith111011.323.4
effort145211.318.7
language111011.323.4
hotel129111.320.1
duke13711.29.1
clearly128111.219.9
lloyd13711.29.1
products110011.223.2
designed110011.223.2
income110011.223.2
floating13711.29.1
ministry13711.29.1
built110011.223.2
meeting160311.217.7
gonna17811.19.1
afternoon109011.123
treatment127111.119.7
damp17811.19.1
based127111.119.7
principle109011.123
elements109011.123
engines17811.19.1
cabinet17811.19.1
analysis109011.123
hall15831117.3
scene108010.922.8
indicated108010.922.8
latter125110.919.3
importance108010.922.8
applied106010.722.4
write106010.722.4
professional106010.722.4
factors106010.722.4
lived122110.618.7
date105010.622.2
ten184510.615.7
rhode105010.622.2
style105010.622.2
lord105010.622.2
daily122110.618.7
main122110.618.7
personal197610.515.1
news104010.522
director104010.522
interested104010.522
hear153310.516.5
answer153310.516.5
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