Google’s Ngram Viewer

I’ve always loved Google’s “20 percent time” concept, as there have been some really cool ideas to come out of it, and Ngram Viewer is definitely one of them. It’s been out for a while, but was recently updated. If you’ve got a few minutes to kill, (The Atlantic called it a great time-suck) try it yourself (https://books.google.com/ngrams). Here are some word combinations I played with:

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Pretty striking I think.Screen shot 2013-10-17 at 1.29.05 PM

Wine is making a comeback, woohoo!Screen shot 2013-10-17 at 1.30.23 PM

I couldn’t search bands like Journey and Genesis without including non-musical results, but here are some of your favorite classic rock bands.Screen shot 2013-10-17 at 1.44.03 PM

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A friend once told me that all I eat is chocolate and cheese. I was both disturbed and amused to realize that he was right.
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2 Responses to Google’s Ngram Viewer

  1. Google Ngram is super fun! Thanks for reminding me about it. As a linguistics student, it is really interesting to be able to chart the usage of different words.

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