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 .”

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.

Previously: “television” vs. “Bible” ; “anxiety” vs. “shame” ; “shopping” vs. “salvation,”   “bride” vs. “girlfriend.”