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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 […] Read more

No. of Words

The Number of Words in the English Language . The English Language WordClock:  1,005,366 . The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT).  The Millionth Word was the controversial ‘Web 2.0′. Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day. For Frequently Asked […] Read more

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Flashback: Gulf Oil Spill and Rise of ‘the Narrative’ in Politics The Importance of Tracking Evolving Narratives . Gulf Oil Spill Vs. Katrina . Obama vs. BP The Lesson of the Gulf Oil Spill narrative is the importance of controlling the narrative, since whoever wins of the narrative, controls the story in terms of political […] Read more

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The Various Global Language Monitor Word of the Year Schedules GLM Words of the Year Schedules No. 1, Words, Names and Phrases of 2014 will be announced during the US Thanksgiving Week, Tuesday November 25 No. 2, Top Business Buzzwords (50) will be announced in early December. No.3, Top Words of the Quindecennial of the […] Read more

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The Future of Global English (400 Years in the Future) Dec.27,2016 MicroEssay by Paul JJ Payack, September 19,2016 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. […] Read more

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Top Words of 2009 Top Word of 2009: Twitter Followed by Obama, H1N1, Stimulus, and Vampire “King of Pop” is Top Phrase; “Obama” is top name Austin, TX November 29, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has announced that Twitter is the Top Word of 2009 in its annual global survey of the English language. […] Read more

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Katrina Rewind: September 7, 2005 – Originally Published September 7, 2005 – In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall on the city of New Orleans and environs, we are republishing our original report about the impact of the disaster on the English Language. Media Abounds With Apocalyptic-type References in Coverage of […] Read more

Most Confusing High Tech Buzzwords of 2000-2009

Austin, Texas, March 17, 2010 — In conjunction with the SXSW Interactive conference held in its hometown, The Global Language Monitor has released the most confusing high tech buzzwords of the decade (2000-2009). Topping the list are HTTP, Flash, God Particle, Cloud Computing, and Plasma (as in plasma TV). Rounding out the Top Ten were […] Read more

Most Confusing High Tech Buzzwords of the Decade

ATTN:   SXSW Interactive, High Tech Desk Austin, Texas, March 17, 2010 — In conjunction with the SXSW Interactive conference held in its hometown, The Global Language Monitor has released the most confusing high tech buzzwords of the decade (2000-2009).  Topping the list are HTTP, Flash, God Particle, Cloud Computing, and Plasma (as in plasma TV).  […] Read more

Top Words of the Decade (2000-2009)

For more information on the Top Words for the individual years, go here. For more information on the Top Words of 2009, go here. “Global Warming,” “9/11″ and “Obama” are Top Words, “Climate Change” is top phrase, “Heroes” is top name Austin, TX November 19, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has announced the Top […] Read more

Top Words of 2009

Top Word of 2009: Twitter Followed by Obama, H1N1, Stimulus, and Vampire “King of Pop” is Top Phrase; “Obama” is top name Austin, TX November 29, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has announced that Twitter is the Top Word of 2009 in its annual global survey of the English language.  Twittered was followed by Obama, […] Read more

Top Word of 2009: Twitter

Followed by Obama, H1N1, Stimulus, and Vampire “King of Pop” is Top Phrase; “Obama” is top name Austin, TX November 29, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has announced that Twitter is the Top Word of 2009 in its annual global survey of the English language.  Twittered was followed by Obama, H1N1, Stimulus, and Vampire. The […] Read more

Top Words of the Decade (2000-2009)

    “Global Warming,” “9/11” and “Obama” are Top Words, “Climate Change” is top phrase, “Heroes” is top name   Austin, TX November 19, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has announced the Top Words of the Decade, as part of its annual global survey of the English language. The Top Words were ‘Global Warming’, […] Read more

Millionth Word Finalists Announced

English Language Millionth Word Finalists Announced, including:  alcopops, bangster, de-friend, n00b, quendy-trendy, slumdog, and wonderstar English to Pass Millionth Word June 10 at 10:22 am GMT Million Word March Now Stands at 999,824   Austin, Texas May 29, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor today announced the finalists for the Million Word March.  The English […] Read more

Most Confusing High Tech Buzzwords (2008)

  Cloud Computing, Green Washing & Buzzword Compliant   Austin Texas November 21, 2008 — In its third annual Internet and media analysis, The Global Language Monitor (www.LanguageMonitor.com) has found the most confusing yet frequently cited high tech buzzwords of 2008 to be cloud computing, green washing, and buzzword compliant followed by resonate, de-duping, and virtualization.  Rounding […] Read more

Top Words

Top Words of the Decade (2000-2009) Global Warming, 9/11, and Obama outdistance Bailout, Evacuee, and Derivative; Google, Surge, Chinglish, and Tsunami follow “Climate Change” is top phrase; “Heroes” is top name Austin, TX November 19, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor has announced the Top Words of the Decade, as part of its annual global […] Read more

High Tech

‘Global Study: Top 10 Most Confusing (yet widely used) High Tech Buzzwords for 2008 Cloud Computing, Green Washing and Buzzword Compliant Austin Texas November 20, 2008 — In its third annual Internet and media analysis, The Global Language Monitor (www.LanguageMonitor.com) has found the most confusing yet frequently cited high tech buzzwords of 2008 to be […] Read more