Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ngrams on government-type words
Just found this neat little tool. (click on the image to go to the original site) Notice that the frequency of the word 'democracy' increases around the time of WW1 and WW2 --and those other bumps probably also represent times-of-war.
Now look at this one:
For some information on the above, read Culturomics and Google Books