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  The Global Language Monitor has been analyzing narratives since introducing NarrativeTracker services a decade ago.  

Truth: The Top Trending Global English Word for 2017 (#WOTY)

Truth:  The Top Trending Global English Word for 2017 (#WOTY)   The Word Fake Rooted in Ethnic Slur Against Hindi and Muslim Holy Men Harvard Takes the Top Politically (In)correct Word of the Year Award for replacing House Master with Faculty Dean   May 5-7 Weekend, 2017, Austin, TEXAS and NEW YORK — The Global Language Monitor Continue reading

Farewell to Letterman

Farewell to David Letterman! Top Ten Words of 2010 on Letterman Over the years the Global Language Monitor and David Letterman have crossed paths a number of times.  This Top Ten List send-up remains among our favorites!

EMOJI: Global Word of the Year for 2014

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Top Trending Business Buzzwords, 3rd Edition

Top Trending Business Buzzwords, 3rd Edition The World of Business as Reflected in English Language Buzzwords, Second Edition Austin, Texas, June 17, 2015 — The Global Language Monitor has announced the Top Business Buzzwords of the Year, for Global English, the world’s pre-eminent language of commerce. It is often noted that the world of business Continue reading

Egad! What’s the ‘chad’ ?

Egad! What’s the ‘chad’ blocking the path to the White House? November 13, 2000 Web posted at: 11:19 a.m. EST (1619 GMT) ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) — The final answer to who’s going to be the next U.S. president may be determined by “chad.”   GALLERY Chads through history   GLOSSARY Not ready for Webster’s: What Continue reading

“ArnoldSpeak” Has Crowds Listening (2003)

“Arnoldspeak” Has Crowds Listening By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – He may mispronounce “California” and his plans for the state have been slammed as a series of “one-liners”. But even critics concede that Arnold Schwarzenegger is an effective communicator on the campaign trail. In a page lifted from the playbook of his idol Ronald Continue reading

“Make No Mistake” — Obama’s Favorite Buzzwords

Make No Mistake: Obamas Favorite Buzzwords March 28th, 2011 You Don’t Say This article has been shared from The Daily’s iPad app Make no mistake — Obama is a big fan of his own catchphrases BY ANTHONY DECEGLIE AND JENNY MERKINMONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011 Statistics gathered by the Global Language Monitor reveal that Obama has said Continue reading


In 2003, The Global Language Monitor (GLM) was founded in Silicon Valley by Paul J.J. Payack on the understanding that new technologies and techniques were necessary for truly understanding the world of Big Data, as it is now known. Today, from its home in Austin, Texas GLM provides a number of innovative products and services that utilize Continue reading

Number of Words in the English Language

1,041,257.5 Number of Words in the English Language, January 1, 2017, estimate Shakespeare Created 1700 Words in His Lifetime The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT). Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day.   Next Global English Continue reading

Number of Words in the English Language: 1,009,614 (2011)

Number of Words in the English Language: 1,009,614 Published: March 25th, 2011 This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor on March 21, 2011. The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009, at 10:22 a.m. (GMT). ??The Millionth Word was controversial Web 2.0.  Currently, there is a new word created Continue reading

ENGLISH AND ITS ODDITIES ; The word factory keeps producing

Classic GLM Flashback ENGLISH AND ITS ODDITIES; The word factory keeps producing Editorial, March 4 2009 One million. These days, with billions in bailouts and trillions in debts, a million of anything doesn’t seem like all that much. But a million English words? Hat and cat and poll and prestidigitation? Sure, the dictionary’s full of Continue reading

China Bans ‘TV Words’ from Chinese TV …

Zhang embarrassing predicament and CCTV   This is a Google Translation of the original published in Han Chinese. To read the original Chinese, click here. “Three days of on the solar calendar, the compatriots on the restaurant. A democratic face, brutal head How many pieces. Small cubs are inflated to make the girl free. Not Continue reading

Kate Middletons Social Media Star to Eclipse Princess Diana

Study also compares Michelle Obama with the Royals NarrativeTracker analysis of Internet, social and traditional media AUSTIN, Texas. April 18, 2011. With less than two weeks left before the Royal Wedding on April 29th, Kate Middleton is already posting Diana-type numbers in terms of news worthiness and celebrity status on the Top Global Media sites Continue reading

Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016: Bigly, Brexit & Non-binary

Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016: Bigly, Brexit & Non-binary UPDATE:  March 23 2017 (Originally AUSTIN, Texas July 15-17, 2016) – Bigly, Brexit, and ‘Non-binary’ lead the Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016 thus far, followed by the Prince Symbol, Zika, Gun Violence / Gun Culture, Safe Place, Heroin and fentanyl according to Continue reading

The Future of Global English (400 Years in the Future)

MicroEssay by Paul JJ Payack The conquest of Global English is nearly complete. It is impossible to hold back this tide. The Tsunami of English has already swept over the earth. The question now is how to adjust to this new reality. I have several suggestions. The first would be to master the language. Yes, Continue reading

Billary, blankie, locavore: English gone wild (2008)

Billary, blankie, locavore: English gone wild The world’s dominant language is nearing the million mark, but should they all count? Edmonton Journal 2 Mar 2008 STEVENSON SWANSON NEW YORK MCT ILLUSTRATION BANK, CHICAGO TRIBUNE Are you a locavore who decries the tapafication of restaurants or a latte liberal on the fence about Billary? No matter, Continue reading

Which is the world’s most stylish city? The Global Language Monitor will be announcing the Top Global Fashion Capitals of the Decade thus far on Tuesday, February 7th, immediately preceding New York City’s Spring Fashion Week. For a quick overview of the Guardian’s overview, please click on the logo below. The Guardian  ‎May 31, 2016‎ The Global Continue reading

1,000,000th English Word Announced

Web 2.0 beats Jai Ho & N00b as 1,000,000th English Word English passed the Million Word mark earlier today, June 10 at 10:22 am GMT Word Number 1,000,001: Financial Tsunami Austin, Texas June 10, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor today announced that Web 2.0 has bested Jai Ho, N00b and Slumdog as the 1,000,000th Continue reading

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