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TIME Names Leonardo DiCaprio as Twitter's Smartest Celebrity



If you've ever wondered why Leonardo DiCaprio always looks lost in thought, it's possibly because he's formulating his next eloquent tweet.

Using a reading comprehension test called the Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG), TIME.com has ranked DiCaprio as Twitter's smartest celebrity. His tweets — or more accurately, the three-syllable words therein — reportedy require 7.5 years of education to accurately comprehend, making him the most well-spoken of Twitter's 500 most-followed celebs.

TIME's analysis, however, didn't include celebrities who tweet in foreign languages, as SMOG only analyzes Engish. And, by TIME's own admission, the SMOG sometimes incorrectly regard three-syllable slang terms as valid words. 

Check out the their top-five "smartest" celebrities below (along with a sampling of their tweets), then head over to TIME.com for the complete list.

#1. Leonardo DiCaprio (Reading Level: 7.5)

Illegal fishing steals upwards of $10 billion dollars away from local fishermen every year. #OurOcean2014 http://t.co/o4EdAoLqLk

— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 16, 2014

#2. Pattie Mallette (Reading Level: 7.3)

Dear Sweet Beliebers, Please stop telling me my son makes you horny. Its NOT something a mom wants to hear. Love Mom #ThingsYouDontTellMom

— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) July 12, 2014

#3. Jimmy Kimmel (Reading Level: 7.0)

Just shoplifted a ham from @Vonsmarket

— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 4, 2014

#4. Ludacris (Reading Level: 6.8)

Just wanted to say what's up to my #Ludanation and thank you for all the support you have been showing me on @RisingStarABC #RisingStar

— Ludacris (@Ludacris) July 16, 2014

#5. Green Day (Reading Level: 6.8)

This October participate in The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara w/ TEAM BRITT http://t.co/zU7F8LIxTf pic.twitter.com/lsxWIn1OSc

— Green Day (@GreenDay) July 11, 2014