Celebrities on Twitter: Who makes more mistakes?

by • May 13, 2014

Grammarly recently compiled a list of the 25 most recent tweets from each of the top 150+ celebrities on Twitter, based on number of followers. Our team of proofreaders then corrected these tweets for spelling and grammar errors. Here’s a general overview of what we found:

  • Female celebrities make fewer overall writing errors (11.1 mistakes per 100 words) than male celebrities (13.0 mistakes per 100 words) on Twitter
  • Musicians are the worst writers in any category of celebrity, including politician, actor, athlete, and business leader, with an average of 14.5 mistakes per 100 words.
  • Unsurprisingly, writers are the most accurate writers among all celebrities, with an average of 6.9 mistakes per 100 words
  • The accuracy of a celebrity’s grammar correlates directly with that person’s age — younger celebrities make more grammar mistakes than older celebrities
  • Celebrities who are older than 40 years old make more spelling mistakes (5.5 mistakes per 100 words) than celebrities who are younger than 40 years old (2.7 mistakes per 100 words)

We’ve summarized our findings using this handy infographic:

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