[Ads-l] Most popular word

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 12 15:15:05 EDT 2018


> the most commonly spoken word

"The most commonly _spoken_ word"?!

That's a real thigh-slapper! Where and when and by whom? "Figures don't
lie, but liars *do* figure!"

On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 8:37 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Best-selling historian Jon Meacham on _Morning Joe_:
>
> "There's a linguistic study out - I don't know how reliable it is - that
> finds that in the 21st century, the most commonly spoken word in the
> English language is 'Trump.'"
>
> I believe the study was carried out at Trump University before the
> so-called courts shut the place down. Disgraceful
>
> JL
>
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