Ngram of the Day: Unforgettable Crimes in History, 1990-2008

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Dec. 22 2010 9:55 PM

Ngram of the Day: Unforgettable Crimes in History, 1990-2008

More Google word frequencies. The red is for " Black Sox " and the blue is for " Rwandan genocide ."

 

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Methodological note: to the list of defects with the Google data—like the "bees fucking honey" problem—add the appearance of "Rwandan genocide" in pre-1990s sources. It looks as if journals have been misdated, probably by their date of origin instead of their issue date.

Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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