Me, Myself, and My

Those are the 4th, 5th, and 6th most frequently used words in blogs, according to the Oxford University Press, who are monitoring the use of English in the blogosphere (hat tip to Bloggers Blog).  Solipsistic lot, aren’t we?

It gets better.  The top three most used words are “blogger”, “blog”, and “stupid”.  Numbers 7-9 give us the thought-provoking “oh”, “yeah”, and “ok”.  But the last 6 of the top 15 finally get down to the business of blogging: “post”, “stuff”, “lovely”, “update”, “nice”, and “shit”.  Here’s the complete list:

blogger
blog
stupid
me
myself
my
oh
yeah
ok
post
stuff
lovely
update
nice
shit

John Moore’s post in the Guardian (which is a great read) ends with a poem composed of 12 of the 15 words:

Stuff me stupid blogger
OK my lovely, blog update – shit myself
Nice.

We shouldn’t be surprised that the most commonly used words aren’t, um, uncommon.  What I can’t figure out is where all the even more common words went (“a”, “I”, “and”, “the” to name a few, although the latter’s share gets cut in half by being spelled “teh” so often).  Are articles and conjunctions being expressly excluded?  Is “me” really that much more commonly used as a pronoun than “I”?  Me don’t think so, how about you?

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23 Responses to Me, Myself, and My

  1. Oh post my blog stuff – nice shit,

    Me lovely stupid blogger yeah,

    myself update ok!

    Just like rap – who needs the word "I"?

  2. Oh post my blog stuff – nice shit,
    Me lovely stupid blogger yeah,
    myself update ok!

    Just like rap – who needs the word “I”?

  3. Tish the blogger left a blog message using all the

    stupid blog words up, I was gonna do that but she did it first…..

    As for me,myself & I, We are pretty sure my blog uses most of the words every post……

    Oh yeah, OK, I Do post stuff about lovely bloggers here and there and I do update my blog just about every day….. Other than that there is some nice shit to read just about everywhere I go!

    Peace!

  4. Tish the blogger left a blog message using all the
    stupid blog words up, I was gonna do that but she did it first…..
    As for me,myself & I, We are pretty sure my blog uses most of the words every post……
    Oh yeah, OK, I Do post stuff about lovely bloggers here and there and I do update my blog just about every day….. Other than that there is some nice shit to read just about everywhere I go!
    Peace!

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