One third of tweets test at a four grade reading level, including those from a number of popular celebrities, reveals a new study.
Using the commonly-used reading comprehension test known as SMOG (which, honestly, stands for Simple Measure of Gobbledygook), TIME analysed one million public tweets and found that 33 percent tested at a fourth grade reading level.
Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Kanye West were amongst the celebrities whose tweets rated at fourth grade, with Jim Carrey scoring at a third grade level.
More than twenty percent tested at second grade. Less than half tested at fifth grade or above.
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