“Word Count” is going to count plenty of things that aren’t words too — and it doesn’t get to a more fundamental question: what actually is a word?

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26 Comments

MintyKP

May 20, 2020

Gonna make a language with Xnopyt as a word real quick

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Tolkin

May 20, 2020

Yo what's updog?

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Creed x Ender

May 20, 2020

I mean, emojis are basically modern hieroglyphics, sooooooooooooo

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Ben Korpella

May 20, 2020

0:52 what's updog?

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The Great Kaiser

May 20, 2020

0:37 when see chip 🙂

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Max Tangen

May 20, 2020

No one:
Me when a new episode of Family Guy releases: 0:39

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bunrun11

May 20, 2020

A word is 2 bytes

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BrakeDownButterfly

May 20, 2020

the tiny chroma key slip at the bottom is irritating beyond written speech

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MegaVikingen

May 20, 2020

0:50 "Bae" isn't a word, it's a speech impediment or spelling error that stuck with us like a gnarly virus.

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Merlin tym

May 20, 2020

Emoji are at best crude punctuation

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M. T.

May 20, 2020

interesting times when pwnd was a regularly used word

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Thomas Mygind

May 20, 2020

yes, "what" does count as a word.

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candycorn

May 20, 2020

y'all'd'ven't

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Gábor Králik

May 20, 2020

0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35 0:35

You won't be able to stop laughing.

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Vitus

May 20, 2020

An emoji would be a pictogram, wouldn't it? Which aren't words as far as I know

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Brathering

May 20, 2020

Now please make the same video including German words. Rindfleisch­etikettierungs­überwachungs­aufgaben­übertragungs­gesetz. (beef labeling supervision duties delegation law)

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Lucas Glenn

May 20, 2020

"These are technically words "xnopyt", softly stubs toe

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AviatorSam

May 20, 2020

A word is a string of non-space characters surrounded by spaces that carries meaning and has legitimate pronunciation.

Contractions count as a single word, despite how many words they replace.
Hyphenated words count as a single word, even if they're two separate independent words connected by a hyphen like "world-class" or "second-rate."

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Maxi4 _

May 20, 2020

German has entered the chat

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Casper S�

May 20, 2020

Pft. That's easy. A word is the size of the majority of registers in a chip. On x86 the instruction set word is 16 bits because original x86 chips were 16-bit chips, though the chip's word in a hardware sense is the instruction set's word of 64-bit… Wait, this wasn't a The Basics video

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Dor Pachter

May 20, 2020

Yes it does

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Scotts Barbarossa Logic

May 20, 2020

Emojis and Emoticons read to me as written gestures; some of them have specific, well accepted meanings (the middle finger), others do not. If someone shrugs or smiles at you, are those actions 'word'?

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TransBiologist, the transest of biologists

May 20, 2020

Y'all'd've if I'd've

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투위릭Toowilig

May 20, 2020

I bet that "to-day" came from "to-date."

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Daniel11420

May 20, 2020

what's updog?

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wiichicken

May 20, 2020

its hard not to watch the beginning with a straight face

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