Saturday, May 24, 2008

Stop It. Just Stop It.

This is a message from your postmodern language snoot. I'm noticing a disturbing trend. People, some of whom have been around long enough that they really should know better, are using the word "blog" to mean "post." I'm not going to link to this grotesquerie at this time. I'm just telling you, stop it now.

You wouldn't call an article a magazine. You wouldn't call a story a newspaper. Stop calling a post a blog.

That is all.

6 comments:

fausto said...

that was a good blog.

Anonymous said...

waah, waah, waah

bonobo said...

I agree with you when the words are nouns. When the words are verbs, I'm a little less proscriptive.

Lisa Renee said...

I'm sorry, I promise to be better.

:-)

Joseph said...

I'm also a language snob, Pho.

And, as such, you should know that verbification is one of those trends in English that you just can't control.

And it seems likes the noun Blog has finally become a verb...


blog: v.

To write entries in, add material to, or maintain a weblog.

Sorry.

:)

Joseph said...

But while we're on the topic of annoyingly misused words, how about down/upload.

e.g. I downloaded those photos to my blog.

Or Uploaded ... From.