Really? Because infrequently used words require more processing power, they occur less often? Doesn’t seem necessary. Am I the only one who intuitively thinks that I say the word “fridge” less often than the word “word” because I spend more time talking about “words” than I do about “fridges”. The same reasoning can also apply to the 135 hyper-frequent words in English. English simply requires me to use “the” and “and” and the other common words, like “a” or “or” on a hyper-frequent basis. Why is there a need to summon a neuroscientific explanation for this?? (I guess I’ll continue reading and see for myself…)

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