Every once in a while we run into an interesting statistical linguistic tidbit. Such was the case with Newsodrome's weddings news page.
It is said that weddings are for the brides. That little girls dream about weddings since kindergarten, plan them thoroughly from floral arrangement to detailed guest list and play it over and over in their heads. The only accessory missing from the plan is the groom, the least important, yet to be filled detail of the wedding... sounds a little sexist, only... that apparently, we've stumbled on a mathematical proof that this is indeed the truth!
Newsodrome has a lot to do with language analysis. When we start a news topic, such as Newsodrome's "Wedding related news", we create a wedding-corpus and break it down to its basic components - phrases and their meaning.
So... what are the most significant words appearing on wedding related blogs? other than "wedding" itself, the word "bride" is, predictably, the most significant one. What surprised us is the word "groom". Ahmmm... we looked and looked but couldn't find it in our list of significant words!
We passed words such as "dress", "cake", "reception" and "planning". We sifted through other words such as "guests", "gown", "ceremony" and "bridesmaids", but it still wasn't there. We scrolled down past "hair", "flowers", "invitations" and "shoes". Still not there. Scroll down quite a bit further, and.. there is was! "groom", right between "hotel" and "chocolate". You see, "bride" was the number #1 most indicative word for articles discussing weddings. "Groom"? about the 100th!
So here you have it. A statistical proof that Grooms are simply not that important for weddings :)
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