October 8, 2011

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 drop seem to have happened simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic. How can that be. Via newspapers? I don’t think so. Perhaps it is related to publishing technology, perhaps suddenly more romantic novels were produced. But at exactly the same time?

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