Web Journey 07.11.11

November 11, 2007 Comments Off on Web Journey 07.11.11

This morning started out with a simple question: What to blog about? In a random act of looking for inspiration I typed blog into the Google Search box and clicked the I’m Feeling Lucky link. Luckily, Google took me to the Wikipedia entry for Blog where I learned that:

A blog (a portmanteau of web log) is a website where entries are written in chronological order and commonly displayed in reverse chronological order.

Naturally I was propelled to learn what a portmanteau is and stumble upon this interesting tidbit:

This usage of the word was coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). In the book, Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice words from Jabberwocky, saying, “Well, slithy means lithe and slimy … You see it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.”

This connection between my web journeys and Alice in Wonderland is wonderfully apropos.


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