Apr 26, 200602:55 PMThe Life
Billion? With a ''B''?!
Apr 26, 2006 - 02:55 PMThe latest case of logorrhea, as reported by AP:
A massive language research database responsible for bringing words such as "podcast" and "celebutante" to the pages of the Oxford dictionaries has officially hit a total of 1 billion words, researchers said Wednesday. Drawing on sources such as weblogs, chatrooms, newspapers, magazines and fiction, the Oxford English Corpus spots emerging trends in language usage to help guide lexicographers when composing the most recent editions of dictionaries. [...]
Related: the recent Britannica vs. Wikipedia dustup.