Commonly-Used Words

A Sporcle quiz reveals the 100 most-commonly used words in English; I think the OED was its source.  Most are words like and and the and but; it is not until 61 that we get a word with meaningful content, “people.”  Besides people, the most commonly used words that we actually care about are year, good, look, think, work and give.

What, if anything, does this tell us?

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