In playing around with N-Grams on Monday, I noticed that the use of the word ‘fart’ has declined precipitously over the last three centuries.
I was very excited about this, thinking I has just made a major discovery about the history of indigestion.
Unfortunately, digging into the data shows that this is due errors in Google’s OCR.
Clearly these are mis-readings of the word ‘part’. Though the biblical passage is arguably improved by the replacement.