Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 24 01:02:25 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 7:56 PM,  <ronbutters at> wrote:
> "learn shorthand" gets 1.25 million raw Google hits. Not what one would
> expect for an allegedly nearly extinct enterprise.

In quotation marks, it gets "about 17,300."

Google's Ngram Viewer suggests a precipitous fall since c. 1955.


Ben Zimmer

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