Adventures in Google NGrams

Adventures in Google NGrams

This has been around for a while, but I thought that for today’s blog post I would have a bit of fun with Google NGrams. For those of you who dont know what it is, Google Books have scanned millions of books dating back a long way and you can look at changes in word usage over time using Google NGrams.

Observe vs Experiment (click on the images to see them full size):

Sex vs Drugs vs Rock vs Roll

War vs Peace (both World Wars clearly visible)

Charles Darwin vs Alfred Russel Wallace

Nikola Tesla vs Thomas Edison