One millionth English word could be 'defriend' or 'noob' - Telegraph I thought this was a pretty interesting story. Even though I am familiar with the word "noob" I've don't think I've actually heard or used "defriend" - seems a bit wrong to me, it's not a word that would come naturally to me. And even though we have a million words in our language the average person only uses 14,000, I'm not surprised with this to be honest. I wonder why we have so many unused words in our language? Any thoughts?