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The Blagh

January 8, 2016

I don’t like certain words—certain modern words and one of them is ‘blog’. I have no problem with the word in theory, because saying ‘web log’ is a mouthful when you’re trying to be quick and snappy, so you say ‘blog’. But the thing is most of the time you’re not trying to be quick and snappy. Most of the time you’re just using it in a general way. So I’m really resistent to saying ‘blog’ even though it’s cropping up more and more in little ways for me. Like when I’m tagging for an entry or this entry. Really it’s still limited and I feel increasingly like I’m fighting a zombie hoard going, ‘Blooooggg.’ 

When I started updating regularly I turned ‘blog’ into blagh, because that’s what it sounds like to me when someone says it in common use—not a word, but a noise. And from the look of it, a noise of disgust. And that is why I call my web log, blog, the blagh. I’m not disgusted, though, just openly mocking a word that I’ve developed a love/hate relationship with. 

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