Spotify Wikipedia Whatnow?

I installed the desktop version of Spotify, and then decided to uninstall it. While searching for additional Spotify files to move to the trash, I came upon this english_wikipedia.txt file:

Upon further investigation, the file was located in a Google Chrome data subfolder:

I opened the text file. It was 30,000 words, each word on its own line, comprising over 600 pages of text:

The words start off simple — the, of, and, in — and by page 600 are completely obscure and random.


I copied the text and pasted it into Word to remove the paragraph breaks.

I will do more research into this list.

Could it be every word from every wikipedia article I ever read using the Chrome browser?

Or maybe it is every single word in the English language?*

Why was it sorted into this particular order?

What other secrets can be gleaned from this 30,000-word precious list?

Download the reformated wikipedia word list in pdf format

* “If we want to talk about how many words there are in English, there are three key numbers to remember: more than a million total words, about 170,000 words in current use, and 20,000-30,000 words used by each individual person.” from

Maybe it is every word I ever said, Loki-style?

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August 2021
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