Expert Says That a Picture is Only Worth 926 Words

Many people are familiar with the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but Recently a professor from Brown University decided to find out if this old saying is actually true.

The professor reached out to 12 writers with the task of describing a picture in as great of detail as they could. He assigned 10 photos to each writer, and when they submitted their descriptions of each picture, the results were shocking.

After checking the word count on the descriptions of all 120 photos, the professor realized that the average word count was 926. 74 words short of 1,000. In fact, not a single description ended up being 1,000 words. The highest word count was 988.

The professor is hoping that this study will change the way people use the old expression. Instead of saying “A picture is worth 1000 words” we should now be saying “A picture is worth 926 words on average.”

What do think? Will you be changing the way you say this expression? Share this with your thoughts to let us know!


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