This article starts with Zipf's 'Tool Analogy', where the artisan arranges and redesigns his tools in a way minimizing his total work. As a result, more frequently used tools tend to be nearer to him, smaller and multi functional. We then argue that short distance, small a high frequency of usage in the first steps of a variety of complex working procedures. This extend Tool Analogy fits to the tendency of more frequent words to obtain initial positions in frozen binomials and the new finding that the short, frequent and multi functional function words tend to concentrate in the first part of sentences. The economy principle of constant information flow provides a plausible explanation for the order within more and less frozen conjuncts. In order to avoid peaks of information, there is a tendency to place to place the element that is already more familiar or which contains less information in the less easily predictable sequence-initial position-for example, at the beginning of a sentence, of a freeze, etc. The arguments presented in this paper indicate that this new rule represents a principle that is superordinate to such old rules as 'short before long', 'the first word has fewer initial consonants', 'me-first principle', etc. In order to discover whether these conclusions stand up to empirical examination, they were tested on the basis of 248 freezes using the corresponding statistical date.
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