Oxford University Press has revealed that the ten most commonly used nouns are: time, person, year, way, day, thing, man, world, life and hand.
How boring are they? Not a 'gobstopper' or 'pulchritude' among them. But it is nice to read that most of the words in the top 100 have Old English roots. We are using the same words as our Anglic friends, which is nice! If only we could go back further in time. Luckily, my years of intensive archaeological and IndoEuropean study allow me to confidently predict the ten most commonly used nouns in the Palaeolithic:
Excitingly, I can also exclusively reveal with cutting-edge research techniques the ten most commonly used nouns at LXF Towers: