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Re: [ontolog-forum] One new English word every 98 minutes

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From: Joel Bender <jjb5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:06:55 -0400
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Adrian,    (01)

> According to the Global Language Monitor ( 
> http://www.languagemonitor.com/no-of-words ), there's a new English word 
> with significant usage every 98 minutes.    (02)

Too bad it doesn't seem to indicate how many words are no longer 
significant.    (03)

> So, does this strengthen the case for controlled vocabularies, or 
> indicate that the task of controlling the English language is hopeless?    (04)

Depending on my audience I have a propensity to be a bit sesquipedalian, 
  but that's only to compensate for the drudgery of being confined to 
such controlled languages, and like other programmers that aren't 
renowned for their ability to pontificate illustriously, I just end up 
sounding like a long winded n00b.    (05)

:-)    (06)

Joel    (07)

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