Race On For English Millionth Word
June 9, 2009 Leave a comment
The Indian term of praise “Jai ho” and popular word “slumdog” from the Oscar prize winner “Slumdog Millionaire” are among the 73 other finalists from across the globe to become the millionth English word, reported the private Indo-Asian News Service on Saturday.
The Global Language Monitor, a U.S.-based firm that analyzes and catalogues the latest trends in word usage and word choices, will choose the millionth word on June 10 at 1022 GMT, said the report.
The firm says there are 999,927 words in English language, 73 short of one million, said the report.
“Cuddies”, another Indian word for ladies underwear or panties is also in the race to becoming the millionth word in the English language, according to the report.