August 25, 2004

Let's get some perspective, people!

Allahpundit raises an important point: blogger self-importance is in danger of getting out of hand with the whole Kerry-in-meltdown stuff. Let's not exactly start looking for places on the wall to mount the stuffed head quite yet.

Sheila, of course, weighs in in a related way: the top blogging words and phrases that she's sick and tired of:

hat tip
money quote

I'll have to go with her on the third---my hunch is that we owe that one to Andrew Sullivan, and of course it is derivative of "money shot," a genre word from the world of porn. Hat tip---where did that show up first? I'm not sure.

So, we're going to take the Sheila Challenge and avoid these phrases.

What blog jargon tweaks your template?

Posted by Steve at August 25, 2004 04:16 PM | TrackBack

I have never used "hat tip" because only gentlemen tip their hats.

I'm guilty of using "blogosphere" but only because it where we live, in a virtual sense. FWIW, the category related to all things blog on my blog is called "blogolalia."

Nothing really bugs me about the jargon, yet.

Posted by: jen at August 25, 2004 04:58 PM


Posted by: Bill from INDC at August 25, 2004 06:28 PM

Yips. Freakin' Yips.

Posted by: Gordon at August 25, 2004 10:11 PM

There's also a very long musical theatre/opera tradition of the "money note," which is the big belted one that you can sing and give the audience shivers. You often have singers tell you things like "I can sing up to an A, but E-F# are my money notes"

Posted by: Katie at August 26, 2004 02:04 AM
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