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Web 2.0, not slumdog, jai ho, is 1 millionth word

world Updated: Jun 11, 2009 01:34 IST
Seema Hakku Kachru
Seema Hakku Kachru
Hindustan Times
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Hinglish term jai ho along with other Indian entry slumdog failed to make it as the 1 millionth word or phrase in English lanuguage with web 2.0 clinching the honours, a US-based language monitoring group said on Wednesday.

The Global Language Monitor announced that Web 2.0 has bested Jai Ho, N00b and Slumdog as the 1,000,000th English word or phrase.

Jai ho — a song composed by A R Rahman — and slumdog achieved English-language popularity through the multiple Academy Award Winner film Slumdog Millionaire.

The Indian terms — Jai ho and Slumdog — finished no. 2 and no.4 respectively.

The Global Language Monitor, which uses a math formula to track the frequency of words and phrases in print and electronic media, said web 2.0 appeared over 25,000 times in searches and was widely accepted, making it the one millionth word.