Saturday, July 01, 2006
Blog is an Ugly Word
Here's my confession: I hate the word BLOG. It must be the ugliest word I've ever heard. It's an onomatopoeia: it's the sound my dog makes (see him up there?) when he yanks too hard on the leash, or the sound I make when the doctor's tongue depressor goes way the heck down my throat. BLOG.
Yet here I am, blogging. Couldn't they give it some other title? It seems to have popularity just because it's one of those portmanteau words, a supposedly clever combination of two other words, like smog. Combining smoke with fog, which comes on little cat feet. But smog isn't ugly somehow, and blog is. Is it just my imagination? Does anyone else find this word offensive? And it's ubiquitous! Everyone is debating. Should I blog? Do blogs help sales? What sorts of things do you write in your blog? Does this blog make me look fat?
In any case, this is a tangent, a rant about words, and it's interrupting the flow of my July interviews. Nothing's worse than a complaint that goes on too long. Makes you want to BLOG, doesn't it?