Frequency in books of the use of the word balletGuess what year had the highest usage?
Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:26 PM
Explained in article from the New York Times.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:41 PM
Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:51 PM
Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:04 PM
I don't want to be a spoiler either. So ... hear comes a clumsy circumlocution:
My search for "ballet" produced a graph with two peaks. The earlier peak was higher than the later peak.
I was surprised by the period separating the peaks -- two decades that look like a valley on the graph.
I would have thought that those two decades were a high point. But that may reflect my narrow Balanchine perspective.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 10:44 PM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:28 AM
This is fascinating. It indicates (here) that for the first half of the 20th Century, there was more Abe Lincoln than Thomas Jefferson. Not surprising. But they seemed to tie briefly in the mid '50s until 1960, when Jefferson actually overtook Lincoln. Permanently (so far). That surprises me.
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