Sunday, October 26, 2008


What do you do when the biggest dictionaries have not kept up with the language yet? 

I've been looking around for how to spell the term meaning "blog anniversary."  One can find it spelled all kinds of ways out on the 'net: 




So how's one to know which is correct?

Actually, just the word "Blog" can be hard to find in the dictionaries.  Cambridge and Oxford don't have it yet, although there is a reference (apparently) in the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang.  At least Miriam-Webster can tell you what a blog is, along with blogger and blogging!

But I did find somewhere that could answer my question.  The Urban Dictionary.  However, the site's Terms of Service include this quote:

The Company cannot control all Content posted by third parties to the Website, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.

Hardly the same cachet as Oxford and Webster, is it?  But it's what we've got for now.  And the verdict is . . . blogiversary! For the record, Blogoversary is an on-line service to help you remember this important date.  I tell ya'.  These folks think of everything!

This is post number 96.  Gettin' there!  If you haven't signed up for my giveaway, go here to do so.

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