The millionth word in English? It's Web 2.0


You know you are living in auspicious times when you get to ring in the year 2000 and technology such as the Internet changes your daily routine. But to be around when the one millionth word is added to the English language? Incredible, not to mention the fact that the word happens to be Web 2.0!

Did you know the English language contains more words than any other language on the planet? According to Global Language Monitor, a Web site that uses a math formula to estimate how often words are created, more than 14 words are added to English every day.

As a lexicographer who specializes in online communication, I'm fascinated by words and I'm here to tell you that MANY MORE terms are going to be added to our lexicon. NetLingo gets new acronyms and text messaging abbreviation submissions everyday. Now of course, not all of the online jargon or business and technology terms that you see on NetLingo will be officially "added" to the English language, but that doesn't mean they're not in use all around you.

Believe it or not, Web 2.0 is most likely all around you. Now is a good time to make sure you understand what it means ;-) See also: NetLingo definition of Web 2.0; CNN announcement of one millionth word
FTR,
Erin



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MAYANK said...
4:26 AM  

thanks 4 info...nice blog

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