On June 10th, Web 2.0 was crowned the one-millionth English word. Welcome to the language.
English has more words than French, German, and Russian combined. But does it really need a million terms?
The average American knows about 20,000 words and uses roughly 7,000 of them a day. Even Shakespeare, who invented some 1,700 terms, only knew about 60,000. I'll bet he always had to have the last word.