blogging and blugging

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Dec 25 01:54:54 UTC 2007

>From Doris Lessing's Nobel Prize lecture:

And just as we never once stopped to ask, How are we, our minds, going
to change with the new internet, which has seduced a whole generation
into its inanities so that even quite reasonable people will confess
that once they are hooked, it is hard to cut free, and they may find a
whole day has passed in blogging and blugging etc.

Lessing's "blug(ging)" putdown may gain some currency with the help of
this New York Times article:
"Blog, Blug. To the Writer Doris Lessing, It's Whatever."

--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society -

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