Re: most looked-up words
|From:||Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 0:39|
And Rosta wrote:
I imagination 'defenestration' found it's way because it's such a cool
word, who else would've thought there'd be a word for throwing things
out of windows?
>lists the top 10 words most looked up in the online dictionary
>(excluding hard-to-spell words like _accommodate_ and words
>whose tabooness imparts a frisson to their looking up).
>7. peloton : noun (1951) : the main body of riders in a bicycle race
>For most of the entries it's easy to see why they're on the list,
>but _cicada_, _peloton_ (a word wholly new to me) and
>_defenestration_ perplex me. Perhaps in my habitual failure to
>heed the News, I have missed major stories on these topics?
>At any rate, I will wager that no conlang has words for all 10.
>My conlang has no word for any of the 10. But one supersized
>all-American kudo to the conlang with the words for the most
>of the 10...
Also, ten points to anyone who can tell me what a 'kudo' is. (I have
none I don't think---but I'm currently cleaning up my bedroom to find my
Føtisk notebook and I might have a word for 'sovereignty' (or a very
simple & productive way of getting to it from 'king').)