Election Day Words

Loving words as I do I became mesmerized by the words floating by on a New York Times page where you “vote” the word you feel about today’s presidential election. The larger the words, the more frequently they have been chosen. Of course, the red ones are for McCain and the blue for Obama. So how are people feeling? McCain’s top words are anxious and scared. There are also a lot of “d” words including disappointed, discouraged, depressed and even disgusted.

Obama shares anxious as a top word with other frequently-chosen words being nervous and hopeful along with exhausted and excited. We’re having a fancy cracked crab dinner and watching the returns. The kids will watch the first part – we might be seeing history tonight and I don’t want them to miss it…

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