(Please also see the main blog page, with all entries.)
10 May 2013
Now that we've reached over two million completions of our vocabulary survey, we thought it would be a good time to consolidate our biggest findings in a single post. All numbers here are rounded to make for nice "factoids", but link to the original blog entries with the raw data.
(Note that "native" here is short for "native speakers of English", or people who speak English as a first language, and "foreign" is short for "non-native learners of English." And remember that these statistics are based on self-selected survey participants who are the kind of people who take vocabulary tests on the Internet, and not necessarily representative of the population as a whole.)
Thanks to everyone who's taken the survey, shared it with others, and helped make this all possible! But we're not done yet — so please continue to share the site, and we'll continue to perform new analysis as more data comes in.
“One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.”
— Evelyn Waugh
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