Webjunk, Word-o-phile

Blog linguistics

Some comments on blog linguistics, because several people have asked me what the term means or whence it arises: Peter Merholz coined the term in early 1999. Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg defends the use of the word [RealAudio file]. And now there’s news that the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary have drafted an entry for the word blog for inclusion in their venerable reference.

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