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Blog - Such an Ugly Word

Updated on November 30, 2010

I don't like the word blog. Truly don't. It's one of the ugliest words on the net in my opinion.

Blog reminds me of:





and even belch

Perhaps I'm in a minority. Perhaps others find the sound of the word blog beautiful and inspiring, or at least cute?

Blogs can be cool and useful, I realise. Sure, many blogs are overstuffed with content (blob), tedious (slog) or tasteless (blech) or eyesores (flog) or self indulgent (belch), but there are definitely good ones out there, some great products to buy from them, and it's nice to have the opportunity to visit the minds of interesting people online so easily. I even have one myself that is about internet marketing:

I should try to rise above my dislike of the word, maybe? Unfortunately it also represents something else that I don't care for: it seems that almost everything is being abbreviated now.

When instant messaging online it makes sense.Typing takes longer than speaking, so using things like 'brb' instead of 'be right back' is definitely easier. Okay, to be honest, I don't really like doing that. For me, it still feels oddly shallow to reduce words to letters so much.

But really, my main complaint is that more and more, abbreviations are trickling into everyday speech giving it a rather phoney, clipped quality at times. I like creativity with language, but the increase in abbreviations often strikes me as uncreative and just kind of, well, lazy.

It can get pretty odd, too. For example, I know someone who doesn't say, 'see you later' or the even shortest form 'later.' No, they use a hybrid: 'see you late'

Yes, blog is definitely an ugly world to me. Was the original word, web log so bad? I guess so. I guess it was too long for modern times. It wasn't abbreviated enough. But it wasn't attractive, either, so I won't argue for it. :)

~ Lillea

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    • Lillea_I profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Thanks bellawritter23! I'm glad to have some company! :)

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      Erica Sanchez 

      8 years ago from California

      I agree with you on this! Great informative hub



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