NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new study found that the term “covid-191” is the most popular word in the United States and the word “caveman” is in second place in the world.
The study, released on Thursday by Oxford University’s Media Lab, looked at how the word has been used across multiple languages, and found that among Americans, “coverer” was the top word, followed by “civis”, “curious”, and “cute”.
But the study also found that in the UK, “chic” was still the most widely used word, with “chick” and “chocolate” coming in third and fourth.
The researchers used data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2005 to 2014 to find the word’s most popular meaning, and then looked at the word in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mandarin Chinese.
The research was conducted by a team of researchers from Oxford University, and involved analyzing 3,000 tweets from June 14 to August 2, 2018.
“We looked at all the words in English with at least 50 words in it, and used a machine-learning algorithm to identify which words were most commonly used to identify covid infections and which were less common,” said Professor David McLean, who led the project.
The term “Covid” is a registered trademark of the CDC.