Thursday, December 2, 2004
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More than just a trend?
Link via Tom Sullivan. From an international relations perspective, I'm intrigued to see that "sovereignty" came in ninth by their metric of popularity.
UPDATE: If Microsoft has its way, you will become one with the blog.posted by Dan on 12.02.04 at 12:03 PM
I wonder if anyone has devoted a study on how much blogging bandwidth has been devoted to meta-blogging. Im gonna say about 30%.posted by: Mark Buehner on 12.02.04 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
Are there any other words that have received some form of rush to press by Merriam-Webster?posted by: Michael on 12.02.04 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
Michael: I'm willing to bet if there was one it would be "Metrosexual" at the request of Howard Dean... who likely still doesn't understand the word's use.
When we were 9-10 yrs old, we teased the slow-witted, clumsier kids by calling them 'blogs' (and/or other forms of the word - such 'quick' wit, eh?). Never caught on at Websters then, either. But, I guess we were just ahead of our time.posted by: wishIwuz2 on 12.02.04 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
What puzzles me is the recent success of "defenestration", in 10th place. Why has that been dredged out of the deep trackless swamps of European History 101 all of a sudden?posted by: Martin Adamson on 12.02.04 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
I was wondering if Becker and Posner starting their blog (s?) meant that blogging was now officially not a New Thing.
What's next?posted by: Barry on 12.02.04 at 12:03 PM [permalink]
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