THE WORDS THEMSELVES

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Associated Press

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 21 at 2:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's second inaugural address was so broad that in 2,114 words, he repeated only three words more than a dozen times and those words themselves weren't exactly telling but geared toward future collective action.

The word Obama used most, except for common articles, was "will," which he used 21 time, which came in just ahead of the word "us," which he used 20 times. Obama used the word "must" 16 times. The word "people" came in fourth with 11 uses and "time" was mentioned ten times. Obama mentioned the word "America" eight times, "together" seven times, "country" seven times and "make" seven times.

Obama was slightly less verbose than four years ago when his speech had 2,385 words, but he emphasized the same words in both addresses. He said "us" 23 times, "will" 17 times, "nation" 12 times, "new" 11 times and "America" nine times.

— Seth Borenstein — Twitter http://twitter.com/borenbears

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