Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2004: Blog

Posted by Clark Venable on 12/3/2004

Blog noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer

Just as interesting to me is number 10 on the list: defenestration: Etymology: de- + Latin fenestra window: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window. I believe its more popular use today is in reference to getting rid of the Microsoft Windows operating system, as described in this book

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