Statement Analysis®

Bruce Jenner's Transitioning

On April 24 2015 in a televised interview, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer, "I am a woman." A lot of people suspected Jenner was transitioning into a woman based on his changing looks. We also got an idea this was taking place based on his language.

In 2013, Jenner met with a doctor to discuss having his Adams Apple shaved. This is often the first step in changing from a man to a woman. Jenner talked about the surgery in December 2013 telling TMZ, "I just never liked my trachea."

The shortest sentence is the best sentence. The word "just" is usually not needed in a sentence. This unique word is often used to minimize things. Jenner was minimizing why he was having the surgery. He used the word "just" to convince us this was the only reason he was having the procedure. However, the use of this word indicates there may be another reason why he wanted his Adams Apple shaved. We found out what his true intentions were during his Diane Sawyer interview.

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