14 January 2013
The most common English words
Here are some additional interesting bits from that interesting analysis of all of the words in Google Books (23 GB of text!). There were almost 100,000 distinct words, mentioned a total of 743,842,922,321 times. The embed above shows the 50 most common (the "count" is in billions of mentions). Note the paucity of nouns.
And here is the size distribution for distinct words -
- and if you scroll down at his website, you can read a list of the 24 words with length of 20 or more that are mentioned atleast 100,000 times each.