Talk:An Australian child's vocabulary: it's "I" before "we", both before "you"

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  • I looked at the list to get the statistics I listed. I've also emailed OUP to see if I can find the lists by sex / locality that are mentioned in the sources, as well as the 1977 Salisbury wordlist. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 02:58, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • The lovely people at OUP sent me a copy of the research paper which accompanies the list (and which the newspapers were using for information), which I've incorporated as further OR. Apparently the Salisbury list is near impossible to find a copy of unless (and sometimes even if) you're a teacher, and the lists by various classifications will be made available later in the year. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 13:04, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

A nice headline, for the record. Sherurcij 04:56, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I was going to go with something along the lines of "all about me", but then I saw that'd been done. And it wasn't me, it was I. Then I took a look at the list and had a brief flash of inspiration. I do think we could have a few more "entertaining" headlines here, like the MSM seem to be doing. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 07:17, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
I'd second the comment about the headline, a really nice play on words. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:39, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
I believe newspaper subeditors are very competitive when it comes to finding great headlines. And the Holy Grail is the headline that writes itself - for example, when there was a tightrope competition across the Han river in Korea, the Washington Post scored "Skywalkers in Korea Cross Han Solo"[1]. But the greatest one ever must be when UK Labour MP Michael Foot was put in charge of a nuclear disarmament lobby group - "Foot heads arms body". Mine pales in comparison to these greats, but it's nice to know that somebody got it. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 15:12, 2 May 2008 (UTC)