The Zipf Mystery

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    WordCount.org www.wordcount.org/
    How many days have you been alive? www.beatcanvas.com/daysalive.asp
    random letter generator: www.dave-reed.com/Nifty/randSe...
    Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: www.youtube.com/user/obscures...

    Word frequency resources:
    [lemmatized] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_co...
    www.uow.edu.au/~dlee/corpora.htm
    www.wordfrequency.info
    www.anc.org/data/anc-second-re...
    www.titania.bham.ac.uk/docs/
    www.kilgarriff.co.uk/bnc-readm...
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktio...
    ucrel.lancs.ac.uk/bncfreq/
    [PDF] www.wordfrequency.info/files/e...
    [combined Wikipedia and Gutenberg] www.monlp.com/2012/04/16/calcu...
    corpus.byu.edu/coca/files/100k...
    corpus.byu.edu/
    corpus.leeds.ac.uk/list.html
    books.google.co.uk/books?id=j...
    www.ling.helsinki.fi/kit/2009s...

    Great Zipf's law papers:
    colala.bcs.rochester.edu/paper...
    www.ling.upenn.edu/~ycharles/s...
    arxiv.org/pdf/cond-mat/0412004...
    www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/c...

    Zipf’s law articles and discussions:
    www.theatlantic.com/magazine/a...
    io9.com/the-mysterious-law-tha...
    plus.maths.org/content/os/lat...
    judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...
    plus.maths.org/content/myster...
    www.datasciencecentral.com/pro...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zipf%27...

    other Zipf’s law PDFs
    ftp.iza.org/dp3928.pdf
    arxiv.org/pdf/1402.2965.pdf
    arxiv.org/pdf/1104.3199.pdf
    www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~jim/zipfjrh.pdf
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artic...
    polymer.bu.edu/hes/articles/pg...
    in untranslated language: arxiv.org/pdf/0808.2904.pdf
    pages.stern.nyu.edu/~xgabaix/p...
    www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/pa...
    statweb.stanford.edu/~owen/cou...
    arxiv.org/pdf/1310.0448v3.pdf
    www.kornai.com/Papers/glotto5.pdf

    Zipf’s law slides:
    www.slideshare.net/guest9fc47a...

    Pareto Principle and related ‘laws’:
    www.squawkpoint.com/2013/03/pa...
    billyshall.com/blog/post/paret...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_...

    Random typing and Zipf:
    www.longtail.com/the_long_tail...
    health 80/20: archive.ahrq.gov/research/find...

    Principle of least effort:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princip...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satisfi...
    www.pnas.org/content/100/3/788... [PDF]
    csiss.org/classics/content/99

    self organized criticality:
    journal.frontiersin.org/articl...

    Hapax Legomenon:
    campus.albion.edu/english/2011...
    www.dailywritingtips.com/is-th...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapax_l...
    [PDF] www.aclweb.org/anthology/J10-4003
    www.wired.com/2012/01/hapax-le...
    oed.hertford.ox.ac.uk/main/con...
    oed.hertford.ox.ac.uk/main/con...

    Learning curve: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learnin...

    Forgetting curve:
    www.trainingindustry.com/wiki/...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgett...

    Experience curve effects: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experie...

    Forgetting
    and zipf's law: act-r.psy.cmu.edu/wordpress/wp...
    public.psych.iastate.edu/shaca...
    marshalljonesjr.com/youll-reme...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting
    www.reddit.com/r/Showerthough...

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Kurtiss Jacobs
Kurtiss Jacobs

At the outset, Zipf was a downward curve facing up--but then declining graphs represented by straight lines also started being "Zipf." That's not very persuasive.

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Ice Fall
Ice Fall

Can we start a reply chain of bad 20, 80s I'll start - more than 80 percent of the worlds nukes comes from less than 20 percent of the world

Vor 19 Stunden
M H
M H

With the title Zipf.. for some reason I thought this was gonna be about the mystery information black holes online when information just disappears and goes into the void.. it happens.. it shouldn't happen but it does..

Vor Tag
M H
M H

I doubt the is the most the in the language and will be the the, more than the.. so the

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Jared Frausto
Jared Frausto

The magic number is 5... Its the second odd number .....

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meadcwlark
meadcwlark

“Why say lot word when few word do trick”

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121_G
121_G

right when he said 6% i thought the follow up was gonna be "of the people watching this are subscribed"

Vor 2 Tage
Mr Hatter
Mr Hatter

6:07-6:15 me, who doesn't own a carpet or rug: *panic*

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deathwished13
deathwished13

Willing to be it's I and Me now. World has become more and more conscieteted. Mostly shitty people that think virtue signaling covers up there inner ugly

Vor 2 Tage
Richard McCollim
Richard McCollim

Brilliant

Vor 3 Tage
Diditheslayer
Diditheslayer

If I get a 20% on my math test, there’s an 80% change of me being kicked out of the house. Wow I guess those numbers really do work!

Vor 3 Tage
David Kohler
David Kohler

Can someone please tell me why this video from 2015 shows 17.1 M subs and this channel in 2021 only has 4.3M.???

Vor 3 Tage
Trini Trang
Trini Trang

China is the most used word according to Donald!

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Sage Elliott
Sage Elliott

18:05

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GalaxR D.
GalaxR D.

THE is THE most used word in THE English language so it's not a swear word!???!!!?!??!?!?!?!!!!!?!??

Vor 4 Tage
Keeva Grace
Keeva Grace

Poggers for God..,…

Vor 4 Tage
Shubham Daule
Shubham Daule

18:00 now there are 3,780 search results for quizzaciously.

Vor 4 Tage
BrotherDingo
BrotherDingo

But what's the least used word in the English language?

Vor 5 Tage
Damiano Ledda
Damiano Ledda

Sad truth: 20% of the men, "get" the 80% of the women

Vor 5 Tage
Damiano Ledda
Damiano Ledda

@TheDeadOfNight37 so am i toxic? You do not know me at all, she cheated on me and than wanted to be forgiven for what she did. Please just shut up, you don't know what you're talking about. She acted heartless and insensitive to my feelings, i never did anything bad or wrong to her, she just turned into a fucking childish girl.

Vor 4 Tage
Damiano Ledda
Damiano Ledda

@TheDeadOfNight37 ohhh i got you, well I was not the issue, i was just heartbroken, but I'm recovering. I also figured out this truth.

Vor 4 Tage
TheDeadOfNight37
TheDeadOfNight37

@Damiano Ledda you are the issue. A partner in a relationship is not "conquered." You understand why no women want to be with you is because you are toxic. You're the problem.

Vor 4 Tage
Damiano Ledda
Damiano Ledda

@TheDeadOfNight37 what are you talking about

Vor 4 Tage
TheDeadOfNight37
TheDeadOfNight37

This along with another comment of yours saying you want to "reconquer" your ex girlfriend shows the issue is you

Vor 4 Tage
Cool videos and crap
Cool videos and crap

Zipf

Vor 6 Tage
America Project
America Project

Let me guess, rather than being fair or equitable, vaccine distribution to countries around the world and vaccination rates by country follow the Pareto principle, too 🤦

Vor 6 Tage
Bastian Revazov
Bastian Revazov

Imagine if 20% of the trains once had 80% of the population.

Vor 6 Tage
Cm sniperlord
Cm sniperlord

Who came here to check the 5000 seconds ad?

Vor 7 Tage
Stephen Lupoli
Stephen Lupoli

What about languages like Russian that don’t use articles?

Vor 7 Tage
Dachshund Doggo
Dachshund Doggo

Teacher, I haven't been turning in my homework due to the Pareto principle, I need only expel 20% of the effort

Vor 7 Tage
N L
N L

Damn I wish YouTube would let me give two thumbs up… Incredibly interesting and well presented.

Vor 7 Tage
Tobias Tofft
Tobias Tofft

Zipf discovered that we live in a simulation. 😲

Vor 7 Tage
Dan Stepka
Dan Stepka

20% of your foremen make u 80% of you profit's learned that 25 year's ago

Vor 7 Tage
Lonely Egg
Lonely Egg

I am *the* one *the* one gotta ger respect opon *the* screen

Vor 7 Tage
Serge Theijs
Serge Theijs

But you can't even write a book or say something without using those words, they are linked to other words, E.g. you don't use the word "the" by itself, you always combine it to things like THE chair..., THE house..., THE teacher..., therefore you can't even make sentences without using those words, e.g. "The teacher of an elementary school went in to a house that was unstable and crushed him to death", without those words it would become "Teacher elementary school house unstable crushed him death", It would sound like a neanderthal panicly explaining what happened to said teacher and it would seriously distort the message, what house? a schoolhouse? Did the school crash? OMG the children......etc...it would spread a panic. The words are used to link the bigger words together in an understandable way, for instance in my first example of chair, house, teacher there are only 3 words that are more complex, but THE appears 3 times. So Yeah Zipfs law is correct but also in language we need those short words to link the others together, like stitches in your jeans, they are only a few patches of cloth, but to hold them together you will need more than one stitch to do it, meaning that even if you tried you could not disprove zipfs law, but maybe the function of the words is closer to explaining why this works so well for language. Anyway I was thinking of writing a book but could not figure out how, Now I know I already have 50% done thanks to you and Zipf.

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El chupacabra😩😩😩😩🤌🏻🤌🏻🤌🏻
El chupacabra😩😩😩😩🤌🏻🤌🏻🤌🏻

Zipfs

Vor 7 Tage
a 2 years and an half old channel
a 2 years and an half old channel

Me trying to approach to my crush: 0:27 - 0:35

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Dizzy
Dizzy

80% of days I don't exercise. 20% of those days I eat way too much calories. 😂

Vor 8 Tage
Dizzy
Dizzy

Bruh.....😐

Vor 8 Tage
Lauri Korhonen
Lauri Korhonen

1:38 suomi mainittu torille🇫🇮🇫🇮

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Ahem
Ahem

SpongeBob's essay said "the"

Vor 9 Tage
Ur Dada
Ur Dada

Humans then - we are intelligent Humans now - monke

Vor 9 Tage
arthur fleiss
arthur fleiss

What is word distribution difference in spoken language.

Vor 9 Tage
Red Animations
Red Animations

The.

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EFlam
EFlam

Hey so we live in a simulation

Vor 10 Tage
Jacopo Panicucci
Jacopo Panicucci

I think this can be explained with the harmonic series

Vor 10 Tage
Queertyrant
Queertyrant

This video is old now but maybe this is why people say life is all downhill

Vor 11 Tage
Rotrubor
Rotrubor

The site traffic thing makes sense

Vor 11 Tage
Rotrubor
Rotrubor

Wait

Vor 11 Tage
Amy
Amy

Oh great, is this where the "20% of men get 80% of women" idea from incel forums comes from? Does this mean there's one gigachad who is currently sleeping with 6% of all women in the world?

Vor 12 Tage
Bill Smith
Bill Smith

I watched this years ago and barely remembered it when I watched it again....

Vor 12 Tage
Marco Quiroz
Marco Quiroz

Sounds like the Pareto Distribution law by another name.

Vor 12 Tage
Mohannad Alhayek
Mohannad Alhayek

He really got me at 11:28

Vor 12 Tage
RedstoneMiner18
RedstoneMiner18

3:33 mmm Minecraft blocks

Vor 14 Tage
notfb
notfb

the

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Pvt. Wade
Pvt. Wade

After years of watching this channel I think it’s time for me to actually subscribe

Vor 14 Tage
MuMonty
MuMonty

When the the is the most popular word the

Vor 14 Tage
Dewyu Nohmi
Dewyu Nohmi

*N' teh h8d getz even more h8d.*

Vor 15 Tage
Harsh Shukla
Harsh Shukla

2:38 His laws fail for the fact that and is not used 1/3 times As1/3 of 181 million is 60.33 mil while and as stated here is 80 mil that's what prove him wrong.... That must be a 33.33% chance but it's not even the uncertainty principle states that

Vor 15 Tage
Hash Hogan
Hash Hogan

I can’t help but think about sacred geometry when you are explaining this !!! Def connected in some way 🤯🧙‍♂️

Vor 16 Tage
Md. Sohrab Hossain
Md. Sohrab Hossain

This is so weird. Aha! I knew my previous comment was a lie! >:D

Vor 17 Tage
Md. Sohrab Hossain
Md. Sohrab Hossain

I don't want to mess up the statistics, and will therefore never ever talk again! Uh, starting now. This is probably a lie. I'm literally saying "blah" on repeat while I write this comment. I have no idea why. Probably to prove this is a lie.

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Cairo Ra
Cairo Ra

Illuminati

Vor 17 Tage
Jason Abbott
Jason Abbott

80% of Joe Biden's votes came from 20% dead people.

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Weed Jesus
Weed Jesus

Mr beast needs to say “sauce” 10billion times to chance it to me the most used

Vor 17 Tage
Weed Jesus
Weed Jesus

There’s a website that has been programmed to write out every single thing that has ever been said and will be said ever it’s pretty cool you should look it up (ps this comment including everything I’m saying rn is in it…I checked)

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LucidRemedy
LucidRemedy

what’s the website called

Vor 17 Tage
a grunt
a grunt

Anyone else came here for the 5317 second long ad?

Vor 18 Tage
Cool Master Charlie
Cool Master Charlie

POV: you here trying to get the worlds longest ad

Vor 18 Tage
Valerie Beausejour
Valerie Beausejour

You, you are so WoW. Can’t forget you, ever 😂😂😂😂 Huge thank 😌

Vor 19 Tage
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

You came here for the ad didn't you

Vor 19 Tage
Flaming_Child
Flaming_Child

Are you italian micheal? I notice you use your hands alot whilst you talk

Vor 19 Tage
Samuel Teixeira
Samuel Teixeira

I guess 1 in 5 people have a ton of money. Or at least a lot more than average. But then maybe 4 in 5 people are actually poor

Vor 20 Tage
flash lovers only
flash lovers only

Where the add

Vor 20 Tage
Shaemus Dahmen
Shaemus Dahmen

80% of likes are given to 20% of comments

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Lane Lewis
Lane Lewis

HEY WHY DIDNT I GET THE FUNNY AD

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Kai-Made
Kai-Made

Anyone else looking at that chart and thinking it resembles the thing he made with Adam Savage about how to get from point a to be the fastest? Can't remember name...too lazy to google. something to do with using a circle to make a certain curve?

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Kai-Made
Kai-Made

Brachistochrone there i googled it

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DP Cobra
DP Cobra

Vilfredo Pareto is a stupid made up name, he definitely was in a witness protection program

Vor 21 Tag
joe abela
joe abela

This is a perfectly cromulent video.

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Samar Yadav
Samar Yadav

I proved this wrong lol In my discord server I is the most used word :smirk:

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t7
t7

If i’m ever on acid i’m going to watch vsauce. dudes making me think the world is a simulation

Vor 22 Tage
Karin Hansen
Karin Hansen

Let’s give some love to Quizzaciously ❤️

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Karin Hansen
Karin Hansen

0:27 that was poetic

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Sineusz
Sineusz

Poland: Kurwa And The ...

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Omega Bonnie
Omega Bonnie

POV: you came here from the 5317 seconds long ad video.

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Samir Oak
Samir Oak

The is the 16 th word you said from the start and 6 (6 percent) is the 6th word

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5T5CK
5T5CK

Who is is looking for the unskipable ad?

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TESTVIDEOS
TESTVIDEOS

you did *this*

Vor 23 Tage
MightyHankGriffith
MightyHankGriffith

Yo dat ziff be quizzayshes

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blank
blank

yay I got the 5.3k second ad *fuck this*

Vor 24 Tage
Elanora Inc.
Elanora Inc.

How many times does micheal say the? I need to know.

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Multi's Place
Multi's Place

0:27 Poetry.

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Russel Reyes
Russel Reyes

POV: You watched this because you wanted to see the 5000+ second long ad

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french frie
french frie

0:27 r/IHadAStroke

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Cad Chamberlain
Cad Chamberlain

i watched 20% of this video and i think i got most of it

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Logan Taylor
Logan Taylor

I want to see the ranking and usage of this video for each word

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Mochi
Mochi

pretty sure "80% of all views on youtube are on 20% of the videos"

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FortNite KID
FortNite KID

You returned to this masterpiece huh!

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Tsunami Man
Tsunami Man

1:39 I don't see Slovak

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rawiri michael dawson
rawiri michael dawson

What about me? They left me out.

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gnik xolbor
gnik xolbor

the first thing he says sounds like tangy

Vor 26 Tage
CountSi
CountSi

Did anyone encounter the ad thats an entire movie? Yes. Are they here? Probably not

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Aman kumar
Aman kumar

After completing 20% of my syllabus....i was expecting 😭😭😭😭😭🥲

Vor 27 Tage
bella basille
bella basille

the result on quizzaciouly on a google search have gone from 1 to 3,000 since this video

Vor 28 Tage
PandA
PandA

this is one of those videos I need to watch again later because my mind is fucked.

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Yash Indane
Yash Indane

Programmers know ; is the actual winner

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