October 8, 2011
Authority is not losing out to democracy, but to change.
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
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