Shapiro, Fred Fred.Shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 29 12:44:47 UTC 2007

I should have checked out whether this was actually old news.  It is interesting that "blawg" was initially dismissed as a "witty one-off," but has clearly become the standard term for a law blog and has over 800,000 Google hits.

Fred Shapiro

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Benjamin Zimmer [bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU]
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2007 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: "Blawg"

On Dec 28, 2007 10:13 PM, Shapiro, Fred <Fred.Shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
> A _blawg_ is a law-related blog.  It's probably not in any dictionary, but has 811,000
> Google hits.  Nominee for WOTY?

Nothing particularly '07-ish about it. Here's a Language Log post I
wrote on "blawg" two years ago:


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