Sunday, 16 October 2011

Has the Internet only produced ugly words?

A fascinating discussion about new online vocabulary has been taking place on the Macmillan Dictionary Blog. It has got me thinking that the Internet has brought us many wonderful things but a beautiful vocabulary is not one of them. 


Whose heart sings at the word ‘blog’? Or worse still, blogosphere? And while Shakespeare would have marvelled at the instant access information supplied by Google, could he have made the verb rhyme with anything? (Dougal? Boogle?)

Are there words that stand out from the dull online crowd?  I suggested one for the Macmillan discussion - you can find it at the bottom of the comments here.

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