Well, that’s the question for my English-speaking readers. How do you pronounce “blog” — “blog” or “bee-log”?
And the bonus question is… any idea how the “bee-log” pronounciation came to be?
As I see it, the “b” in “blog” is not an initial, but as it comes from “weblog”, it’s a shortened “web” (don’t know the technical term for that in English, in French it is “élision”). Hence the ‘blog.
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blog, as in we-blog. Never hear bee-log before.
down under, it’s a “blog”
je dis “blogue”, comme je dis “aime” (M)
to be logged or not to be… where is the question ?!
Definately blog (bee-log?? Who’s ever heard of that?)
Voici peut-être un début de réponse:
It might have something to do with the very geeky fact that one might talk about ‘logs’, web access log, error log, and so forth. For me, when I look at ‘blog’, I see the word ‘log’, not blog. I had to get used to saying ‘blog’.
I prefer ‘blog’ to ‘weblog’, precisely because weblog makes me think of web server logs.
J’ai truve ca sur la prononciation
I’m right with you in regard to the disphasia that results between serverlog and weblog. P.S. Mine now supports comments!
There’s a megawanker here in Canada named Jesse Hirsch who insistently mispronounces the word as “bee-log” on TV.
There’s amegawanker in the US (the prez)
who says ‘nukilar’ for nuclear.
J'ai truve ca sur la prononciation
I'm right with you in regard to the disphasia that results between serverlog and weblog. P.S. Mine now supports comments!
Back in the day, I was around the first time blogging began. It was DEFINTELY pronouncd BEE-log, and later shortened to Blog. It was the early 1990’s.
OF course, if you were not in that generation, you heard it later as BLOG.
It’s one of my pet peeves to say BLOG!!
Lori, I think you should check your history first: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog#History (early 90’s? really?) — and your fake e-mail address doesn’t help to make you sound authoritative… 😉