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As an oft-entertained patron of Google’s Ngram Viewer — et seq. — I’m thrilled to see the New York Times unveil Chronicle, a similar device based on its own archive. And of course my inaugural word search is….  

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The Google Books Ngram Viewer may not be remembered as one of the 21st Century’s most useful (or statistically sophisticated) inventions, but the patterns revealed in its phrase-frequency charts can be addictively entertaining. For example: – Tar Heel vs. Tarheel – beef barbecue vs. pork barbecue – North Carolina football vs. North Carolina basketball – […]

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