“Web 2.0” – Millionth Word in Language w/ Most Words

I guess I never really thought of English as a complicated language because it had so many words.  I always thought things like the fact that we had so many homophones or words that sound similar.

I found all the recent discussion about adding the millionth word to the English language interesting.  I’m not sure I consider “Web 2.0” as a word.  For example, the fact that Chinese is the language with the second highest number of words at 450,000 is interesting.  The way in which words become “official” is interesting.

This is why the study of linguistics becomes so interesting (see good context at Wikipedia).  This is also part of our broader health literacy issue in this country.

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