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Millionth word milestone reached


The number of words in the English language is on the verge of passing the one million mark, Texas organisation the Global Language Monitor says. The organisation's president, Paul Payack, and Benjamin Zimmer, a consultant for the Oxford English Dictionary, discuss whether the milestone is an important one.

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