How many words?

By | 2006-06-16

Yesterday I thought about this question: “how many english words do I have in my mind?” . How vast is my English vocabulary?

So I have had an idea: to program a small script in PHP which counts words from my English posts here.

At the moment, with only 14 entries, the statistics are:
· 3234 total words.
· 1094 different words.

Top 5:
the (177)
to (97)
a (96)
i (83) [it’s actually “I” lowercased]
and (71)

I’m happy because “nice” it’s not even in the top 50. My teacher is always complaining about the excessive use of this world 😉