Pronunciation: 'blog, 'bläg
Etymology: short for Weblog
: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer
- blog·ger noun
- blog·ging noun
According to today's Page Six, Anna Wintour hates the word "blog" so much that she wants her staff to come up with a different word for it when Vogue starts its own, er, blog. Apparently, she finds the word "blog" "garish-sounding."
What is garish? Well, it's certainly not this look from March '07 Vogue. No. This look is called "eccentric."
I think I speak for all bloggers when I say: Step off, Anna. You may know your Alaia from your Theyskens, but you are way off base on this one. Look at these dozens of fashionable bloggers gathered in Austin for SXSW, example A. Blogs, blogging, and bloggers are so kewl.
Might I also point out that various other fashion publications have embraced the spring trend of "geek chic," inspired by Marc Jacobs and Velma.
Here's what models look like in geek chic - how, like, ironic!
Here's what I would look like in the same trend, example B.
If I, example B, represent example A, the whole of blogs and bloggers, then bloggers are geeks -> geeks are chic -> "blogs" are not "garish." "Eccentric," maybe, but not garish.
As Velma would say: Q.E.D.