Google Ngram: Horror vs. Romance AND Football vs. Cricket

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For this Google Ngram I chose the two topics of Horror and Romance. I was trying to see what kind of genre was more popular back then. if you look at the Ngram the genre Horror is clearly the winner of being more popular. I thought it was pretty neat that the horror category was more popular considering Romeo and Juliet was only made 300 years before this time. If that play is still popular now I could only imagine how popular it was back then as well. I can also see how people were always telling scary stories and what not for decades. A lot more so then the romantic scene.


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My second Ngram consists of the two most popular sports in the 1800s, Cricket and the European version of soccer, Football. What I found very interesting was that soccer was really not too popular until around 1880. It’s pretty funny to see that both sports started to have the same patterns at around 1875. Both of the graphs going up and down in a similar shape. It leads me to believe that more and more people are joining the fan base of each sport every year. Of course you’re going to be loosing some people but even though the chart goes down in some areas, its still increasing as well. More people were joining the fan bases then the people who were leaving. Now the word cricket could be referred to the insect as well, not just the sport. In this case though I believe it has to do with mainly the sport because then the chart would be ll over the place. Instead it stays steady with the sport football, which has me believing that it  deals with mostly the sport.











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