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Jaiho, Slumdog added to English Language Dictionary

Jaiho, Slumdog added to English Language Dictionary

WEB2.0 is the one Millionth English Word , WEB 2.0 beats Jaiho, N00b, Slumdog.

Web 2.0 beats Jai Ho, N00b and Slumdog as the 1,000,000th English Word English passed the Million Word mark on June 10 at 10:22 am GMT Word Number 1,000,001: Financial Tsunami

Austin, Texas June 10, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor today announced that Web 2.0 has 
bested Jai Ho, N00b and Slumdog as the 1,000,000th English word or phrase. added to the codex of fourteen
hundred-year-old language

Web 2.0 is a technical term meaning the next generation of World Wide Web products and services. It has crossed
from technical jargon into far wider circulation in the last six months. 
Two terms from India, Jai Ho ! and slumdog finished No. 2 and 4. 

Jai Ho! Is a Hindi exclamation signifying victory or accomplishment

Slumdog is an impolite term for children living in the slums. 

Just missing the top spot was n00b, a mixture of letters and numbers that is a derisive term for newcomer. 
It is also the only mainstream English word that contains within itself two numerals.

Rounding out the final five were another technical term, cloud computing, meaning services that are delivered 
via the cloud (or Internet), and a term from the Climate Change debate, carbon neutral. 
At its current rate, English generates about 14.7 words a day or one every 98 minutes.





“As expected, English crossed the 1,000,000 word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am GMT. However, some 400 years after the death of the Bard, the words and phrases were coined far from Stratford-Upon-Avon, emerging instead from Silicon Valley, India, China, and Poland, as well as Australia, Canada, the US and the UK,” said Paul JJ Payack, president and chief word analyst of the Global Language Monitor. “English has become a universal means of communication; never before have so many people been able to communicate so easily with so many others.”



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