Recently, Mr. Fob boasted that only very clever people could read his blog. Or, at the very least, snobby intellectual sorts. And Edgy seemed ashamed to not quite measure up. I checked mine and I came up junior high, but by the next day I had dropped to elementary school, where I remain today.
Contrary to being sheepish about this, I'm actually quite proud. I'm much more a Hemingway than a Faulkner (at least in my mind) and I proclaim Simplicity of Language! with a sometimes obnoxious vigor.
Also, I assumed that it probably had more to do with the length of my paragraphs than anything else. I feel very strongly that online paragraphs should be short.
Anyway, today I happened to run across this again at Jeb's blog and punched in a couple other sites, including The Weekly Svithe. I have The Weekly Svithe set up to only show one post at a time, so when it tested it, it only had access to this bitty thing. Result?
So now I'm quite mystified. I wish I had some idea. It would seem my Flesch-Kincaid theory is bunk. It's a shame I only have a sixth-grade education, or I might be able to figure it out.....