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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The cronut debuted at Dominique Ansel's namesake bakery in New York's SoHo on May 10, and in less than a month it has spawned an international following, a thriving black market, and a proud following of cronutphiles.
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