[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia words

stevertigo stvrtg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 18:16:11 UTC 2009

Apoc 2400 <apoc2400 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Google searches:
> portmanteau - 573,000 hits
> portmanteau wikipedia - 88,400 hits
> Conclusion: 15% of uses of the word portmanteau on the internet are on or
> related to Wikipedia?

Well, in our defence, hardly anyone used IPA before and now its
everywhere -- thanks to us and people like Nohat, who IIRC got that
started here.

We are influential, and hopefully in a good way. I know that's a scary
concept for some people, but that's just the way it is. Free, open,
and global = means business.


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