February 16, 2009

Countdown to 1,000,000

Posted in Word Fun tagged , , , at 9:28 pm by The Word Jar

Get out the party hats! The Global Language Monitor predicts that the English language will surpass one million words on April 29th (give or take a few days). Woo! I checked their website today, and we are currently 1,227 words away from the milestone.

According to their website, “Global Language Monitor (GLM) documents, analyzes and tracks trends in language the world over, with a particular emphasis upon Global English.” If ever I decide to give up my day job, this could be my next career path!

Check out The Economist to read an article about this momentous occasion (and the questions raised by linguists as to the officiality of this event).

With almost a million to choose from, it may be hard to decide, but what’s your favorite word?

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