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Which words do you own?–EelKat March 19, 2007

Posted by caveblogem in Blogs and Blogging, linguistics, Other, tagging, vocabulary, writing.

[Note: This is part of a continuing series on the actual vocabulary in use in the blogosphere.  Posts on this subject started here and seem to go on forever.]

Eelkat added 900 new words to the pile, from a sample of 20,000 words taken from her posts spanning February 26 to March 17, 2007.

The words in the cloud below (click picture to enlarge) appeared three or more times in the sample and not at all in the six other blogs that comprise the database.  They appear in a font size double the number times they appeared, except for “z-list,” which appeared seventy times and would have been too large at 130 point type. 


There are now 12,799 different words in the database, collected from sampling 110,000 words from seven blogs.

If anyone is still reading this and wants to be next, just link to this site and let me know.  If I don’t hear from anyone today I’ll probably do another A-list blog.  And they already have enough links; they don’t need another from me. 

I think that the next analysis will include three wordclouds put into a Venn Diagram that looks like this:


So there is a special bonus to the next guinea pig volunteer.


1. EelKat - April 4, 2007

wow! I can’t believe I actually added 900 new words to the list… I thought, maybe one or two… 5 or 6 at the most, but 900! All I can say is: WOW!


2. caveblogem - April 6, 2007

Some cool words, too, Eelkat!

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