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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary: Blog is the #1 Word of the Year 2004

Category: Misc

Blog is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2004.


Blog noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.


Read Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2004 and Top Ten Favorite Words of 2004.

I liked the word defenestration.
An example, Defenestration of garbage is bad for urban development.

Talking about words, have you read Peter Bowler's Abecederian Insult?


Abecedarian insult: "Sir, you are an apogenous, bovaristic, coprolalial, dasypygal, excerebrose, facinorous, gnathonic, hircine, ithyphallic, jumentous, kyphotic, labrose, mephitic, napiform, oligophrenial, papuliferous, quisquilian, rebarbative, saponaceous, thersitical, unguinous, ventripotent, wlatsome, xylocephalous, yirning, zoophyte!"
~ Peter Bowler


Quote this and the next time you swear at someone they will rush to read a dictionary.