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How to spell Hanukkah 2007

hanukkah spellings graph 2007

hanukkah spellings key 2007

Hanukkah fell very early this year, the first night was December 4th, so there wasn’t a lot of time to build up queries before the holiday started. I think that’s reflected in the lowered counts across the top of the field. While it would be nice to think there was starting to be some consensus about how to render the word in English, the dramatic falloff of the secondary Ch-spellings is most likely time-related. I’m going to keep an eye on the numbers over the next eight nights, if results increase significantly I’ll update the graph.

Here’s Google Trends graph showing results over time. Click the graph for more viewing options.

hanukkah usage trends

Previous years: 2004, 2005, 2006 (my CSV data file). 2004 numbers thanks to Jeremy Blachman


2 Responses to “How to spell Hanukkah 2007” Comments Feed for How to spell Hanukkah 2007

  • Time for this year’s list?

    Might want to search for variants starting with “J” (from Sephardic/Spanish).

    Fun meditation on the topic:

  • 2008 should be up this weekend, thanks for the video and I’ll definitely add Janukah variations to this years list.

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