Monday, April 03, 2006
Stop your netching. Or, actually, start netching -- it's really fun
9. If you could replace the word "blogs" in the cultural lexicon, what would you replace it with?
I'm told that the word "blog" is a shortened form of "web log," as in "Jeremy Freese's Weblog." This is very artificial, because nobody calls the internet the "web" anymore -- that's so 90s. And "log" is so Star Trek. It's outdated and geeky and creates an irresistible temptation to make up new words with "blog" in it, like "blogosphere" and the god-awful "blawg" (for "law blog").
I would change the word "blog" to "netch." That's short for "Internet journal," shortened by dropping the "Inter" and the "urnal." It sounds like "kvetch," which a lot of blogging is, does not as easily lend itself to new wordplays, and is based on a more straightforward description of the enterprise. Ooops, there's that Star Trek thing again.
clearly you need to add star trek to the sopranos on your epitaph.
kchuwuq - kachoo work -- the hard job of getting that last little tickly thing to finally turn into a proper sneeze
Thanks for the blog of the week nod for Dane101!
kowmmkj (cow-min-ski): The last name of a famous Eastern Eurpoean cattle family.
and (because I didn't type the word the first time I tried to post this response)
ormetq: the line of non-rabid fans waiting to get last-minute tickets for the game today at Shea Stadium. (the rabid fans already have their tickets)
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