According to the JuicyStudio readability calculator, you need 5.65 years of schooling to understand the posts on Snarkmarket. Our “Gunning Fog Index” score is a respectable 8.99, which puts us right smack at the reading level of most popular novels.
The other blog I write for has a GF Index of 7.44, slightly below Reader’s Digest. (Robin’s clearly wrecking the curve — it broke when I tried to feed it his other blog.) My senior college thesis has a GF Index of 15.47, at the lower range of the academic papers scale.
Via Kevin Drum.