Wordcount is a visualization of the way
we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. The larger the word, the more we use it. The smaller the word, the more uncommon it is.
"It's only words,
and words are all I have
To take your heart away"
"Son sólo palabras, y palabras es todo lo que tengo
para robar tu corazón"
- 'Bee Gees' from the Song 'Words'
Maurice Ernest Gibb
& Robin Hugh Gibb
...for the enjoyment
and passion of words,
thoughts, visuals and disciplines.
Word(s) of the year 2018 > lookup spikes
Word(s) of the year 2018 - Other words with lookup spikes this year
"Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen 'justice' as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months,"
- AP's Leanne Italie writes.
Competing 2018 words of the year:
"toxic" (Oxford Dictionaries) Article "misinformation" (Dictonary.com). Article
Other words with lookup spikes this year, per Merriam-Webster:
"maverick" (Sen. John McCain)
"respect" (Aretha Franklin)
"excelsior" (Stan Lee's battle cry)
"pissant" (A radio host described Tom Brady's daughter that way.)
"pansexual" (Janelle Monáe described herself that way.)
"laurel" (vs. yanny)
"feckless" (Samantha Bee on Ivanka Trump)
"epiphany" (A song by K-pop band BTS)
"lodestar" (A reference to McCain in the anonymous N.Y. Times op-ed)
"nationalism" (Trump declared himself a nationalist.)
Article - Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year - December 17 2018 AP