According to the language-dorks from the Global Language Monitor in Austin, Texas, the English language will acquire its one millionth word on or about April 29, 2009. While this is only one word per 1,350 of the world’s 1.35 billion English speakers its actually an embarrassment of riches when you consider that the average college educated native North American only knows around 20,000 words. (The Economist)

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