Meaning of Blog

The true origin of the word "blog": it's not an abbreviation of "web log" at all. Rather, it's simply a linguistically evolved version of the century-old word bloviate, meaning "to speak verbosely or windily"!

(many thanks to Angus Phillips (2007-11-26) whose use of "bloviating" in a recent essay and led me to this insight ... ) - ^z - 2008-05-05

(correlates: Angus Phillips, RalphWaldoEmerson, 2008-08-21 - Wye Island, ...)