Friday, June 12, 2009

The 50 Most frequently looked-up words on

N.Y. Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse : "If The New York Times ever strikes you as an abstruse glut of antediluvian perorations, if the newspaper’s profligacy of neologisms and shibboleths ever set off apoplectic paroxysms in you, if it all seems a bit recondite, here’s a reason to be sanguine: The Times has great data on the words that send readers in search of a dictionary."