English gets millionth word

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English gets millionth word
Wed, 06-10-2009 - 2:40pm

The English language got its millionth word at 5:22 a.m. today, according to the Global Language Monitor, a Web site that uses a math formula to estimate how often words are created.

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Thu, 06-11-2009 - 10:25am

Thanks for posting this link, Brenda. Words are our life.

While we may not need all million words in the upcoming Oxford English Dictionary, the precise one we do need is sure to be hiding in the estimated 40 volumes of the newest incarnation. (And I remember when the whole thing fit in one volume. It was well over a foot thick, printed on bible stock. It was an imposing book on its