Ngram Faceoff: Profit and safety

Another Ngram Faceoff, this time between profit (red) and safety (blue) in American English between 1790 and 2010. (Click the chart to get a larger version.) Granted, you can’t put too much emphasis on the scientific bona fides of the Ngram analysis, as linguist Geoffrey Nunberg points out here, but here are some touchpoints in […]


Ngram Faceoff: Girl and boy

Here’s an Ngram Faceoff between girl (blue) and boy (red) in English from 1800 to 2008. Further evidence of the end of men? (Click the chart to get a larger version.)


Ngram Faceoff: Beef, chicken, pork

Here’s an Ngram Faceoff among beef, chicken, and pork in English from 1800 to 2008. Beef is the clear champion for long while, with pork a strong second during the 19th century. But look what happens to chicken around the Watergate era. (Click the chart to see a larger version.)


Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear

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