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  • Search how often characters have said any word in movies and TV since 1930

    Vox - 09/19/2014

    Words come and go in popular culture. We say “need to” instead of “ought to” now, and cursing is more acceptable than it was in the 1950s. Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history at Northeastern University, has now made those trends searchable throughout the history of movies and TV with a new charting tool.

    The database lets you search over 87,000 movies and TV shows for key words to see how they have fallen in and out of our popular culture. The database is composed of subtitles from shows and movies.


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