May 16, 2005

WordCount of the British National Corpus

Another fun word game, this time from, which tells you how popular a word is according to the British National Corpus. There are over 86,000 words in wordcount's database (vs 100 million in the corpus itself). You can either search for a word to see how popular it is ("Stephanie" is 2 words more popular than "noses", for example) or browse to see the 100th most popular word (got) and the words that follow.

Fun in a wasting time kind of way.

(thanks to Marylane Block's "Neat New Stuff" for the link)

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