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2009-07-08 11:04:33

A Swedish doctoral student has tracked changes in English language usage, examining the world million and how its usage has morphed. Donald MacQueen of Uppsala University said he used historical collections that include everything ever written in a dozen U.S.

2009-06-26 10:16:05

Historical collections that include everything ever written in a dozen American and British newspapers since they started are now available electronically.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.