most looked-up words
|From:||And Rosta <a.rosta@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 0:23|
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...