"Web 2.0": English Gets Its Millionth Word

English contains more words than any other language on the planet
and added its millionth word early Wednesday, according to the Global
Language Monitor, a Web site that uses a math formula to estimate how
often words are created.

The site estimates the millionth English word, "Web 2.0" was added
to the language Wednesday at 5:22 a.m. ET. The term refers to the
second, more social generation of the Internet.

The site says more than 14 words are added to English every day, at the current rate.


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