bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Mon Nov 7 16:06:06 UTC 2005
On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 06:13:14 -0500, David Barnhart wrote:
>In the article posted about gravitas the following numbers were reported:
>"Media use of the word gravitas, according to search on Factiva, an
>aggregator of news and information. First used in 1924, according to the
>Oxford English Dictionary.
>Year No. of times used
> Through Nov. 2.
>On the Web"
>Surely, they did not just Google this, did they? How meaningless. What
>about duplications? What about false positives?
I believe that "On the Web" is meant to introduce the links that follow
(M-W, etc.) The numbers are derived from a Factiva search, as explained.
Still not a very impressive "trend", given that the overall size of the
Factiva corpus also no doubt increases every year.
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