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Word Count

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Erika Bult

on 7 March 2013

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Transcript of Word Count

Why so many words? and only 171,476 are currently used in everyday conversation There are approximately 750,000,000 words in the English language... "The pen is mightier than the sword"
-Edward Bulwer-Lytton 'Mein Kampf' or 'My Dream' was written by Adolf Hitler, initiating his political beliefs.The beliefs which were the driving force for World War II The written word can cause war 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', a novel, written by Harriet Beecher Stow showed the realities of every day slavery, essentially 'laying the ground work for the Civil War'. So where are the other 749,828,524 words? They're WRITTEN. roughly 245,244 words Over 60 million deaths 720 pages, 411 pages 200,000 slaves given their freedom and around 23,392 words The written word ensures 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' The Constitution of the United States of America:

7,818 words

315,451,321 free American's today In the grand scheme of things, it's not how many words that matter... But rather how we use them So why are so many words used in writing?
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