Geoff vs Jeff

My life in one chart:

Geoff vs Jeff Google Ngram

This chart comes from Google’s Ngram viewer. In computational linguistics, an n-gram is a consecutive set of n items in order in some sequence of text. Here, we are comparing the frequency of the 1-gram “Geoff” to the 1-gram “Jeff” across Google’s corpus of books. As you can see, Jeff has been more popular than Geoff since, well, ever… leading to my endless problems trying to get people to spell and pronounce my name correctly. The good news is Jeff has recently taken a downturn. Score one for the Geoffs!

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