‘Fundraising’ is 17,557th most frequently used word in English
‘Fundraising’ is 17,557th most frequently used word in English 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 September 2004 | News According to Wordcount, the interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English words, the word ‘fundraising’ ranks 17,557th.Oddly enough, “segmentation”, a word that is fundamental to direct marketing fundraising, follows it as the 17,558th most frequently used word.Indeed, people with too much spare time on their hands have spotted series of words in Wordcount’s list that seem to make sense. Some of the more amusing include “microsoft aquire salary tremendous”, “angel seeks supper”, and “america ensure oil opportunity”. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake found, on a mis-spent Friday afternoon, some charity sector examples: “charity wages drove offence” (words 2657 – 2660); “exempt telephoned objected” (words 9068 – 9070) which could sum up the spirit of the new corporate telephone preference legislation; and “judging mason distances charities” (words 7454 – 7457). Advertisement The data used comes from the British National Corpus®, “a 100 million word collection of samples of written and spoken language from a wide range of sources”.