I am looking for a good resource that can give me some idea of how popular or commonly used a word is. Some of these may be:
WordCount.org -- Indexes the words based on the popularity count. For example, the first word is "the", and the word "amazing" has the rank 4459.
Urban Dictionary -- This does not index words, it just lets users propose their own interpretations of words. Sometimes those interpretations are funny, sometimes just plain absurd. But nonetheless, you can see how many responses a word has gotten and make some assumptions about it's popularity.
Can someone tell me something better?