Superlatives used to describe the stock market

John Detrixhe and John Keefe of Quartz examine the most common words used to describe the stock market drop this week.Detrixhe and Keefe write, “That’s where ‘biggest’ comes in. It has been by far the most favored superlative in news stories about the stock market, followed at some distance by the words ‘largest’ and ‘worst.’“Quartz compiled data from 119 stories containing the phrase ‘stock market’ from a set of nearly 2,400 articles downloaded Sunday and Monday by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley’s Newslens project. We picked out the superlatives using a natural language model called spaCy that recognizes parts of speech.“The data shows…

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