Web 2.0 beats Jai Ho, N00b and Slumdog as the 1,000,000th English Word

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New words are popping up everywhere!

A new English word is created about every 98 minutes, according to the website The Global Language Monitor. Based on that rate, English passed the millionth word mark earlier today.

Here are the 10 latest words in the English language:

1,000,000: Web 2.0 – The next generation of web products and services, coming soon to a browser near you.

999,999: Jai Ho! – The Hindi phrase signifying the joy of victory, used as an exclamation, sometimes rendered as “It is accomplished”. Achieved English-language popularity through the multiple Academy Award Winning film, “Slumdog Millionaire”.

999,998: N00b – From the Gamer Community, a neophyte in playing a particular game; used as a disparaging term.

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