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Word statistics: sadly, "I" outnumbers "love".

by Amapola on April 20, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


This is my quick analysis on the 1000 most commonly used English words by ranking (1=most used):

"I" made it to #20, closely followed by "have" (#24). "Give" and "love" made it to #114 & #531 respectively. That is a sad fact. We refer more to our individuality than we refer to love or giving.

The good news is: "hate" never made it to the first 1000, while "hope" and "spring" are closely ranked with #633 & #634 respectively. And oh, yes, "earth" is ranked #219. I hope "love" and "earth" catch up soon!

We also refer more to "he" (#11) than to "she" (#46). Another sad discrepancy as I believe men get more positive public acknowledgment than women. I wouldn't be surprised if men use "I" more frequently than women do.

Source:
http://www.duboislc.org/EducationWatch/First100Words.html

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