the numbers, was something else

David Pilling
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:31:18 PDT

On 13/10/2014 23:40, Nathan Lange wrote:
> that ratio of flower/bloom hits to about 18.2. Sadly, the ratio for the
> PBS Wiki is only 1.5, one of the reasons I am very reluctant to ask you
> for a password for posting pictures.

For the wiki I can find exact values, flower 1406, bloom 641, giving a 
ratio of 2.19.

Google offers (about), 777 and 393, ratio 1.97

For this list archive I get, flower  10493, bloom 11421. Google gives 
flower 24,900, bloom 32,000.

People are welcome to contribute to the wiki.

Common usage is produced by those who write and are read. The thousands 
of people who read the PBS wiki pages every day are being exposed to the 
current choice of words.

David Pilling

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