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when is a word not a word? when it's a blog

Publisher: 'Blog' No. 1 word of the year The word of the year isn't even a real word. I'm thinking that if "blog" was the most looked up word of 2004 that means there are an awful lot of people who had no damn clue what a blog is, rather than it proving the widespread popularity of blogs and thus giving extra heaps of hope to those who think bloggers should be named Time's Person of the Year. Just because someone wants to know what a word means doesn't mean that the thing the word represents is univerally loved or embraced. Just ask number six on the list, the cicada. Blog is an ugly word, anyhow, and no amount of accolades will keep you from sounding like you are vomiting when you say it.

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Not a word? Then what the hell have I been saying for a couple of years now?

Regarding this particular blog, whatever its etymological status may be, I hafta say I love the new holiday logo...

Blog (weblog) is as much a word as TV (television) is.

I'm just shocked that so many people were looking up defenestration this year. You could say that my previous opinion of the public's lieracy has just totally gone out the window.

Just because someone wants to know what a word means doesn't mean that the thing the word represents is univerally loved or embraced.

Surely you're not suggesting that blogs aren't kicking Brian Williams's ass, as Glenn asserts? Surely you're not suggesting that Jim Geraghty is utterly full of shit when he says there are some bloggers attracting a daily audience fully half that of Brian Williams's nightly news show?

The blogger illuminati will be very displeased to hear this. Wave those pompoms, girlie. Wave 'em high!

Wouldn't Time magazine naming bloggers the persons of the year just be the icing on the cake of Bush's stunning victory!!!!!

If any of you are asked to send them pictures of yourselves wearing pj's, let us know please.

At some point, every word in this sentence was not a word, including "word."

Blog is an ugly word, anyhow, and no amount of accolades will keep you from sounding like you are vomiting when you say it.

so add an umlaut, problem solved.

blög

umlauts give every vöwel they töuch that air of söphistimacatiön sö impörtant in tdöay's envirömanent.

A blög bit my sister önce...

I'm kinda more concerned that so many folks are looking into defenestration.

I thought I had somethin' to add, but at this point it seems superfluous.

But isn't using an umlat on blog so Motley Crue?