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Top 100 Things Twitterers Are Giving Up for Lent

A Wordle of the below words shows the relative frequency of each one.

Some you’d expect (alcohol, chocolate), some are ironic (giving up Lent for Lent, giving up giving up things), some are odd (pants, lint), some are anti-religious (religion, Catholicism), and some are tech-related (Facebook, Twitter—even “Facebook and Twitter” makes the list).

Complete List

  1. Facebook (654)
  2. Twitter (317)
  3. Chocolate (272)
  4. Lent (216)
  5. Alcohol (187)
  6. Soda (139)
  7. Coffee (129)
  8. Meat (126)
  9. Religion (102)
  10. Swearing (94)
  11. Sweets (92)
  12. Catholicism (90)
  13. Giving up things (80)
  14. Work (70)
  15. Beer (60)
  16. Sex (59)
  17. Fast food (57)
  18. Facebook and twitter (57)
  19. Sugar (45)
  20. Stuff (43)
  21. Booze (41)
  22. Smoking (39)
  23. Food (39)
  24. Procrastination (38)
  25. Internet (37)
  26. Cursing (36)
  27. Caffeine (35)
  28. TV (33)
  29. Pancakes (33)
  30. Social networking (33)
  31. Sleep (32)
  32. Candy (32)
  33. Diet Coke (29)
  34. Giving up (29)
  35. You (28)
  36. Wine (28)
  37. Lint (28)
  38. Cheese (28)
  39. Bread (26)
  40. Shopping (26)
  41. Sobriety (26)
  42. Abstinence (24)
  43. Cussing (24)
  44. Red meat (24)
  45. Chips (23)
  46. Internet porn (22)
  47. Christianity (22)
  48. Nothing (21)
  49. French fries (21)
  50. Jesus (21)
  51. Sarcasm (19)
  52. Junk food (19)
  53. Starbucks (18)
  54. Ice cream (18)
  55. MySpace (18)
  56. Cookies (18)
  57. Fried food (17)
  58. Complaining (17)
  59. God (16)
  60. New years resolutions (15)
  61. Social media (15)
  62. Pizza (14)
  63. Tweeting (14)
  64. Carbs (13)
  65. MySpace and Facebook (13)
  66. Carbon (13)
  67. Eating out (13)
  68. Stress (13)
  69. Flaky guys (12)
  70. Laziness (12)
  71. Texting (12)
  72. Me (11)
  73. Some of your money (11)
  74. Annoying me (11)
  75. Sacrifice (11)
  76. School (11)
  77. Hope (10)
  78. Rice (10)
  79. Coke (10)
  80. Porn (10)
  81. The snooze button (10)
  82. Guilt (10)
  83. Men (9)
  84. Obama (9)
  85. Church (9)
  86. My job (9)
  87. Homework (9)
  88. Self denial (9)
  89. Moderation (9)
  90. Exercise (8)
  91. Bacon (8)
  92. Dieting (8)
  93. Paying taxes (8)
  94. Dr Pepper (8)
  95. Gossip (8)
  96. Beef (8)
  97. Pants (7)
  98. My sanity (7)
  99. Celibacy (7)
  100. Shaving (7)

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Created using the Twitter Search API and Wordle. Data based on analysis of 15,000 tweets from February 22-26, 2009.

5 Responses to “Top 100 Things Twitterers Are Giving Up for Lent”

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