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50 most looked-up words in the NY Times
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2010/06/11
4:09pm
dhenderson
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I thought the folks here might be interested in the 50 most looked-up words in the New York Times.

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Dan

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2010/06/11
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“Ersatz” was in the top 50 but not its opposite “echt”?

2010/06/14
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“Echt” appears in the Web version of the NYT (at least right this minute) only twice, so I presume its appearance in the paper is pretty rare. Remember, this list is of the top 50 words looked up, so the more often a word appears in the paper, the greater the chance it will be looked up. I’m sure there’s also a strong correlation with which articles are most read. If a word appears only in unpopular articles, then it wouldn’t appear in the top 50 list, either, even if it appears often. I must say, I loved the appearance of “baldenfreude,” though.

Dan

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2010/06/18
3:15am
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“Renminbi”? How about “Yuan”?

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