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This guy analysed a year of texts to his Mam - and we totally recognise the patterns

Love and sorry? Who said them more?

SOMETIMES A SIMPLE breakdown of the words we use, and their frequency, can tell us a lot about our own character, or about our relationship to another.

And with the almost-infinite records that seem to be kept on our smartphones and in the cloud, analysing that has become easier than ever.

Dadaviz’s Ian T. Sommers has turned this microscope to his relationship with his Mam, analysing a year’s worth of text messages they sent to each other between September 2014 and August 2015. The results highlight both their similarities and differences.

One of the most touching insights was each of their most-used words. His Mam used the word ‘call’ most often, while some of his favorite words were ‘okay’, ‘yeah’, and ‘sure’.

Of course this is only the anecdotal experience of one man, with a relatively small sample size of words, but the results still ring true.

The farther away he was, the more he texted Mam.

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They used “love” the most around someone’s birthday.

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He used the word “sorry” more than “love”.

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His Mam’s most used word was ‘call.’

 

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Some of his most used words were 'ok,' 'yeah,' and 'sure.'

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