[Ads-l] Antedatings of vlog, video blog, vlogging, vlogger

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 21 01:33:22 UTC 2016


One interesting feature of this batch of words is their attack on a phonotactic barrier.  Previously, all instances of the initial /vl/ cluster in English, as far as I know, involved proper names, typically borrowed from elsewhere, and of course proper or undomesticated borrowings are at liberty to violate phonotactic constraints (Bach, chutzpah, loch; final /vr/ in hors d'oeuvres if you pronounce it that way, etc.).  

So we have, for example, from Russian, Polish, Flemish/Dutch, and so on, names like

Vladimir (from Lenin on down, or up)
Vlach (a Canadian philosopher/linguist I know)
Vlaminck (painter)
VanVleet (basketball player from just eliminated Wichita State Shockers)

But these aren't naturalized citizens* in the lexicon the way "vlog" and its family are aiming to be (with some resistance from my autocorrect which keeps trying to convince me I must mean "blog"). 

LH

*I wonder if Trump's 10-foot wall will extend to lexical immigrants too.

> On Mar 20, 2016, at 6:16 PM, Hugo <hugovk at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> The OED's March 2016 update includes vlog and derivatives. I found some
> antedatings (but not for vlog, n.):
> 
> vlog, n.        OED: 16 Apr 2002 ->
> video blog, n.  OED: 16 Apr 2002 -> 27 Nov 2000
> vlog, v.        OED:  5 Jun 2003 -> 19 Dec 2002
> vlogging, n.    OED:        2003 -> 19 Dec 2002
> vlogger, n.     OED: 19 Apr 2004 -> 31 Dec 2002
> 
> 
> The OED's first example for vlog, n. and video blog, n. are from this 2002
> Sydney Morning Herald article. Here it is along with the preceding sentence:
> 
> ---
> They will include RMIT applied communication lecturer Adrian Miles, who
> also lectures at Intermedia in Bergen, Norway, and is developing a series
> of networked interactive video projects. He will speak about what he calls
> "vlogs" or video blogs..
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.smh.com.au_articles_2002_04_13_1018333434566.html&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=UcOk_oPIZroo6j6ih87sffRAdIHS--8OpZGaJQd_nY8&e= 
> 
> Miles was possibly the first-ever vlogger, although he instead named them
> "vogs". He did have a "vlog" dating back to 2001, but rather than a video
> blog this was a blog of "notes and oddments on hypertext, cinema, and
> quotidian electronic moments that are attached to vogging":
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__web.archive.org_web_20010920022112_http-3A__hypertext.rmit.edu.au_vog_vlog_&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=RqFDQvgFX4Ix2bC4P3L1CnC29mh75Pqf769MO6owRU8&e= 
> 
> 
> ===
> 
> 
> video blog, n.  OED: 16 Apr 2002 -> 27 Nov 2000
> 
> But Miles did use the term "video blog" earlier than his 2002 SMH citation:
> 
> ---
> welcome. this is a video blog. don't know if there are lots around, or what
> they should be called. but if its ok to call a web log a blog then it this
> can be a vog. i guess. don't really know, since its my first blog of any
> description. I think it will have video for each posting, however irregular
> that may be. the video might be all the content, or it might just be
> illustration. don't know yet. have to test it out. maybe a video diary?
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__web.archive.org_web_20010723205211_http-3A__hypertext.rmit.edu.au_vog_12.2000_27.11.00.html&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=Nx0X60xEkNqlCnw_qv99mHKG1eRJKrV5nIeC_AdfMZ0&e= 
> 
> 
> ===
> 
> 
> One of the first to popularise vlogging was journalist Jeff Jarvis on his
> blog BuzzMachine, where he used some of the derivative terms to describe
> his own experiments in vlogging.
> 
> 
> vlog, v.        OED:  5 Jun 2003 -> 19 Dec 2002
> 
> ---
> Vlogging: How to vlog
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__buzzmachine.com_2002_12_19_vlogging-2Dhow-2Dto-2Dvlog-2Di_&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=ilnPn8HRfiQVlDU0MOHu5BuCCKS08jJpGDs-P-jd9Pc&e= 
> 
> 
> ===
> 
> 
> vlogging, n.    OED:        2003 -> 19 Dec 2002
> 
> ---
> Vlogging: My first two vlogs: I created two new vlogs.
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__buzzmachine.com_2002_12_19_note-2Dplease-2Duse-2Dthis-2Daddress_&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=MzaHZ719hC4Jvm6RETWjgzl3BSlnGf-kQELRlAcExjI&e= 
> 
> ---
> Vlogging: How to vlog
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__buzzmachine.com_2002_12_19_vlogging-2Dhow-2Dto-2Dvlog-2Di_&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=ilnPn8HRfiQVlDU0MOHu5BuCCKS08jJpGDs-P-jd9Pc&e= 
> 
> ---
> At the same time, Jeff Jarvis has spent $99 on a new piece of software and
> is experimenting with video weblogging, or vlogging. He says: “The truth
> is, all you do to make TV is stare at a camera and read and say something:
> It’s easy. There’s no reason a blogger should not be the next Andy Rooney
> or Charles Grodin or Ann Coulter (easy marks, all!). I’d take any of their
> jobs, tomorrow.”
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__weblog.blogads.com_2002_12_20_gawker-2Dand-2Djarvis-2Dpopulist-2Dinnovators_&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=GwOpsrdoFIBlDV-EUzvQOJ8HPusqDAGZ8wtpdvbZSSY&e= 
> 
> ---
> vlogging: collaborative online video blogging at tropisms.org
> ...
> Luuk's work is all about vlogging -- that's shorthand for video blogging.
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__boingboing.net_2002_12_26_vlogging-2Dcollaborati.html&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=XTRtdj52-mWFK-McEYuyRz7AS1jgUq3EDhsozKJYWdU&e= 
> 
> 
> ===
> 
> 
> vlogger, n.     OED: 19 Apr 2004 -> 31 Dec 2002
> 
> ---
> And I’ll repeat what I said when I started this: Vlogging lets us online go
> up against our true competitors — not news organizations and reporters but
> commentators, especially on TV (on Sunday morning, on Fox, on 60 Minutes).
> Bloggers compete with columnists; vloggers compete with pundits.
> ---
> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__buzzmachine.com_2002_12_31_vlogs-2Dthe-2Dstate-2Dof-2Dthe_&d=AwIFaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=Ac3RaK7ikWmEcJj9nTOtpRmuONOqpH2fk_PcbyBG5QM&s=fTAxzPFik3Y3ofnDcfAgbNdcanEM8Ez9e87-d7-tClE&e= 
> 
> 
> ===
> 
> Hugo
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