And what does "new words" mean? There are constantly new slang words that don't last, neologisms that are idiosyncratic (like "Gerontion"), old words renewed in poems. How does he count and what? Nancy >>> Rickard Parker <[log in to unmask]> 06/10/09 12:06 PM >>> > He has calculated that about 14.7 new English words or phrases are > generated daily ... ***ABOUT*** 14.7 new English words!? Does that mean that there could actually be 14.73 new words being created daily?