It's official: The one millionth English "word" is "Web 2.0", which secured the the crown earlier today, beating "Jai Ho!", "n00b" and "Slumdog" in the race to linguistic glory in the process.Look, it's not a word. It's a phrase, mkay? And it's lame.
The Reg applies snark sharp as fine English cheddar:
We're inclined to let it go as a bit of harmless fun and ask the more serious question: WTF they thought they were doing when they allowed lexicographical n00b outrage Web 2.0 shout Jai Ho!?Plenty more where that came from, Global Language Monitor.
P.S. "Jai Ho!" seems to be Hindi, "signifying the joy of victory". Sort of a sub continent "You have no chance to survive, make your time" sort of thing.