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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ric Dolphin Writes Again

Although loath to use another of those horrible words  concocted by the geeks  who, sadly, have inherited the world, there seems to be no avoiding it. I now have a "blog" which I shall endeavor to update at least every Monday and which you are invited to visit at, ricdolphin.com
Be aware that, unlike when I wrote for Western Standard magazine, I am not being  censored for language. I am also not specifically writing about politics, although the subject may be broached on occasion.  Be assured, however, that I shall never  use "blog" as  a verb.

Posted by Ric Dolphin on July 9, 2008 in Aboriginal Issues, American History, Books, Canadian Conservative Politics, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Provincial Politics, Crime, Current Affairs, Film, Humour, International Affairs, International Politics, Media, Military, Municipal Politics, Religion, Science, Television, Trade, Travel, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Western Standard, WS Radio, WStv | Permalink


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Nice to have you *blogging* here Ric.

What's your issue with the verb form of blog? The word log from which blog was derived (web+log = 'blog) can be used as either a noun and a verb. Even if that weren't the case, verbing a noun in this manner (more technically called zero derivation) is completely standard in English. I can't imagine what objection you would have to the word, this just seems like haughty prescriptivist prudery.

Posted by: Kalim Kassam | 2008-07-10 1:51:07 PM

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