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Making your words count…

With thanks to reader KL, Wordcount, a site that will tell you the “frequency of use rank” of any word in the English language…  (e.g., “table is 468, just head of “needs” and just behind “heard”)

As we consider our phrasing, we might recall that it was on this date in 1582 that Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian Calendar in Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain– so that October 4 of that year was followed directly by October 15.  In a fashion that foreshadowed its reluctance to switch Sterling for Euros, Britain did not change over until September 2, 1752.

We might also recall
that it was on this date in 1883 that the Orient Express made its first run from Vienna to Constantinople/Istanbul.

Poster advertising the Orient Express

Written by LW

October 4, 2008 at 1:01 am

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