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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.
Last week, a supercut called “Sorkinisms” was watched more than 400,000 times in just five days. It remixed scenes from Aaron Sorkin-penned TV shows and movies, revealing that the screenwriter behind The West Wing, The Newsroom, and Social Network tends to recycle his own dialogue.
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog