12/03/2004

Hip Hip Hooray For "Online Personal Journals." Where Can I Get One?


(kptv.com) SPRINGFIELD, Mass.-- The most asked for definition on Merriam-Webster's Web site is for a word that's not even in the dictionary.

The company says more requests were made for the word "blog" this year than any others. The word is short for "Web log."

Editors had planned to add it to next year's edition, but to meet demand, quickly added it to the Internet site. Merriam-Webster defines a blog as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks provided by the writer."

Other words on this year's most requested are "incumbent," "insurgent" and "cicada."


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