Thursday, 5 April 2012

when did the great war stop being great in NZ?

Way back in August last year I blogged about how using Tim Sherrat's work harvesting data out of the Australian newspaper archive coluld let you see when people changed their usage of a certain stock phrase - in this case when they stopped referring to world war one as the 'Great War'.

Tim has now gone and done it again - this time for the New Zealand newspaper archive. Unfortunately the archive stops at 1940, but their just a hint that it's going to parallel the Australian pattern.

Tim's work can be found at

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