Saturday, July 27, 2002

The word blog itself suggests, by onomatopoeia, the verbal disgorging it represents. Doesn't it just sound like a synonym for "barf"? "Oh, no, the dog just blogged all over the new carpet!" I much prefer the more dignified (and explanatory) "weblog," but I've been saving space and honoring the genre by saying "blog" all day.

Seen at a Salon blog recently: "My friend Robert just informed me that the word "blog" is the ugliest word in the English Language. So I changed all references to "blog" to weblog. Thanks Robert."

Not a bad start.

Quote of the day:
"Furious activity is no substitute for understanding."
H. H. Williams

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