Re: most looked-up words
|From:||Elyse M. Grasso <emgrasso@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 14:55|
On Monday 06 December 2004 07:22 pm, And Rosta wrote:
One of the 17-year cicada swarms hatched this year in the Eastern US, rather
spectacularly. They were accompanied by a swarm of news articles only
slightly less noisy.
The World of Cherani Station
> 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).
> 1. blog
> 2. incumbent
> 3. electoral
> 4. insurgent
> 5. hurricane
> 6. cicada
> 7. peloton : noun (1951) : the main body of riders in a bicycle race
> 8. partisan
> 9. sovereignty
> 10. defenestration
> 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...