October 8, 2011

Authority is not losing out to democracy, but to change.

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http://books.google.com/ngrams/chart?content=angry%2Csorry%2Chappy%2Cjoy%2Csad%2Cpleasure%2Cdepression&corpus=6&smoothing=3&year_start=1740&year_end=2008


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angry, sorry, happy, joy, sad, pleasure, depression - which do you think is most popular in 2011? Thanks to google’s mind-blowing ngram engine, now we know. So happy reigned supreme until about 1800, from when pleasure took over. Just before
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The rise of “kiss” in British and American English. Who sets the trends? More fun conflating linguistic change with social change. The second graph is British. Note the different y-axes. This growth and the subsequent


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