So I’m developing this game in my spare time, and I needed a list of commonly used words. Downloaded the Project Guttenberg DVD of popular texts, an open source dictionary of words, and built a simple program which scanned the DVD, parsed out all the words, compared against the dictionary, and updated the count of those words to arrive at a list of commonly used words.
And here’s the top 50 words I found, in order:
the of and to in that he was it his is with for as you on had not be at but by this her or which from have they she all him we are were my me so one an no their if there who said them when would been
I don’t know if this is cool or… mundane…