In 2006, the Times of London had Payack predicting that "the one millionth word is likely to be formed this summer."
Later, he said the date "should fall between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, 2006" (CBS News)
Yesterday, we learned that the magic date has been postponed by about 2.5 years. "Author Paul JJ Payack, founding president of the Global Language Monitor, estimates English will hit the vocabulary milestone on April 29, 2009."
Meanwhile, language blog English, Jack predicts that Payack will continue to mine this publicity seam for at least two to three years to come. The question is: will fewer and fewer editors and reporters buy his line, or will they just keep on dutifully putting his name in print?
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