10.6.09

MILLIONTH

A US web monitoring firm has declared the
millionth English word to be Web 2.0, a term
for the latest generation of web
products and services.

Global Language Monitor (GLM) searches
the internet for newly coined terms, and
once a word or phrase has been used
25,000 times, it recognises it.


GLM said Web 2.0 beat out the terms Jai ho,
N00b and slumdog to take top spot.


On a personal note the word or rather a saying I
can't stand at the moment is
"to rock up".

I first heard it in Australian TV series but it
has now made it's way to Eastenders and
other English programs...and it just doesn't
go. It's naff and sounds silly.
No thanks. Rock off.


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