Sunday, May 8, 2011

Invent a neologism for me, please

What is the word for a typewriter blog? A typecast is a post on one, the typopshere is the collection of all of them, a typospherian is a writer of one (though I prefer typewriter-head), but what's the blog itself?

15 comments:

Rob Bowker said...

Ryan, I have seen some use t(ypewriter)log (like vlog for v(ideo web)log. Dactylographog has a prehistoric ring to it. D'og, for short?

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Ryan said...

The meaning of tlog isn't as immediately clear as typecast.

mpclemens said...

We had bandied around the term "anablog" for a while, which I like, as it encompasses blogs typewritten, handwritten, scrawled in crayon, etc.. Though it also sounds vaguely anatomical to me, as in "I just had my anablog flushed out, and I'm a new man!"

Mike Speegle said...

Anablog seconded.

rino breebaart said...

er, 'Typeblog' ?

Duffy Moon said...

I'm a fan of "typeblog", but have used (I think) "anablog" despite its unpleasant and unappetizing phonemic possibilities. I could be satisfied with "inkblog" or "manublog", but I think "typeblog" is still the simplest, most elegant. For me, anyway.

Art said...

I'm just cool with it being a blog. Mostly because I haven't posted a typecast in ages.

Though scrawled in crayon sounds awesome.

cheryllowry said...

I kind of don't like anablog because it sounds like you are talking about a pro-ana blog.

You could always go with word verification's suggestion, "blegrat."

Martin A. Rice, Jr. said...

It's "Tlog" of course! And I'm the inventor/cointer of that!!

Martin A. Rice, Jr. said...

I mean "cointer." Argh!

Richard P said...

Typelog.

MTCoalhopper said...

Typelog would seem appropriate, except when we're not using a typewriter to blog. Perhaps it's an umbrella term, encompassing any non-digital style... crayon scribbling, included.

Also, if we deconstruct, "blog" is short for "web log." The B coming from the web, and is indicative of the digital element. A "typed web log" would, therefore, be abbreviated to "t-blog" in the same way we say "e-mail."

mpclemens said...

I thought "T-Blog" was one of the wayward youths on that Jersey Shore show?

henribergotte said...

Given that we're talking about the typosphere, I think Richard's idea is best: typelog. Omitting the "b" in blog helps the flow of the word and the intent of the word remains clear.

Goodwyn said...

I like "Qwertarium."