Anomalies

noun(plural form of anomaly)

  • something that is unusual or unexpected : something anomalous

     

    Source:http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anomaly

When I came across this word in the reading excerpt  “The Happiest and Saddest Places in New York City, According to Twitter” by Ben Merchant, it was misspelled so I provided the right word. This word can be found in the sentence ” There are some strange anomalies in the study, too”. In the passage before this sentence researchers claimed that hospitals and prisons had some of the most negative tweets. The passage after the sentence explains that researchers found 3 cemeteries which attracted among the strongest Twitter sentiment on the list. While two cemeteries received many negative tweets, the third cemetery had many positive tweets. Researchers were unable to determine why that might be. By that being said I can see how the results were anomalous.

 

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