Video: The million words milestone


The Global Language Monitor recently announced that Web 2.0 has become the millionth English word or phrase to enter the language. Before the millionth word announcement was made BBC's Jeremy Paxman spoke to Professor David Crystal, a leading linguist and Paul J J Payack, President of the Global Language Monitor to debate the the validity of the claim that the millionth word was about to appear.

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