Millionth English Word Declared

A US web monitoring firm has declared the millionth English word to be Web 2.0, a term used to describe the latest generation of web products and services.  Other recent additions include Jai ho and slumdog, obviously from the film Slumdog Millionaire.

Global Language Monitor (GLM) searches the internet for newly coined terms, and once a word or phrase has been used 25,000 times, it recognises it.

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The Oscars 2009

The 81st Annual Academy Awards ® were held on Sunday 22nd February 2009 in Hollywood.   The Oscars ® reached film fans in over 100 countries. The lower-budget, but highly-acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle, won many Oscars ®, including for the Best Picture.   It is in the English, Urdu and Hindi languages. [Read more…]

The BAFTA Awards 2009

The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) are major awards in Great Britain given to those within the film and television industry.   On a very cold London night on Sunday 8 February 2009, the highly-acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire directed by Danny Boyle won Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapated Screenplay, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound. [Read more…]