I hate the word “blog”. I think it is ugly. I really can’t believe that whoever decides such things couldn’t think of something better.
When coming up with a new word, it is good when you can trace the roots of the word so you can shed light on what the word means. It is also good when the word is easy to pronounce from its spelling and easy to spell from its pronunciation. (On this ground I would disqualify most Gaelic words…) But it is also important that the word itself be elegant, or pretty, or somehow more than functional.
I prefer weblog to blog, but really find both sadly lacking… I think from now I will start using “tulip”. It can be used as a verb or a noun.
Right; that’s enough tulipping for today. (I have decided to go with the double p on a whim.)