Google gives us the ability to search the Internet for most anything, but primarily it searches for tagged instances of words. We don’t yet have a public search tool for the utterances of the masses though — not unless you count Homeland Security recording certain words flowing over cell towers, telephone and VOIP (voice over internet protocol) switches.
But if we did have an Air Google, the ability to search and count the words used in everyday conversation, I think the words that would come in first and second are “like” and “gas.” The kids say like a lot — sometimes 3 and 4 times per sentence – and everyone is talking about the price of gas.
Hmmm. Air Google. I give it 30 years.