Friday, August 17, 2012

Out of the mouths of (design) babes

I was thinking the other day of my new life as a design blogger, and the language I've adapted since starting this venture in Nov. 2011.  Would I ever have used these in a sentence pre-blogger days? Probably not. 

Words like "swoonworthy, droolworthy, hubs, hubster, vacay, chandy, sneakity peek, DIY'er, serial DIY'er, "chic"everything, zhushing, amaze balls" have eeked out of my mouth, although, not for long. A serial DIY'er sounds pretty scary.  I certainly don't want to sound cliche,or try to be someone I'm not.  Bethany says things like 'totes'(totally) and 'lurve' (love) which are so funny to me; it really makes me feel old.  It is fun to play along though. But there is a new web "slanguage" going around blogland.

 In googling the topic there are some good articles about it that speak of words like:

Blogorrhea - unusually high output of articles
Blogathy - I do not want to post today and I do not care about it
Blogstipation - writer’s block for bloggers. Cant think of what to blog about?
Vlogging - Also called video blogging.
Moblogging - Also called moblogs. A blog posted and maintained via mobile phone.

I just want to have fun and enjoy everyone's stories, pictures and musings on the topic of decorating, art and design and meet some like minded people.  It's like this except not in person:

 I'm going to keep adding to this list, but tell me what are some amusing words you've heard as bloggers? Let's keep this going!


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  1. So funny! I'm loving it too. It is so great to chat with all my favorite ladies each day! :)

  2. Yes, our vocabularies do grow in blogland. These are all new to me, so I am missing something. My daughter tries to keep me up too dad, but he is falling behind. Thanks for sharing, Nancy!
    Happy Friday,

  3. Nancy, you are ahead of me. Your post was very enlightenting! Love the last picture--it does sum up blog relationships!

  4. I never said "amazeballs" before either! If I say "totes" my kids look at me like I am green so I try to be more old and motherly and say entire words. Hahaha.

  5. I, too, have learned a whole new lexicon since I began subscribing to blogs. Much of it is very funny.
    Have a great weekend,

  6. I love seeing "hearing" the younger bloggers use these terms ... I feel silly saying them ... the whole blog thing is still so out of my realm! But I love it and love the energy and friendships!! I have had Blogathy a few days here lately!! xoxo

  7. Love this post! It is FABOO (one of my words...frequently found on my blog) and blogolicious is a new one we should add to the mix! Hope everyone in Bethany's house is feeling better!

  8. what a funny blog! so uplifting and so true...I had no intentions of blogging and here I am...I love to read and see the photos too!

  9. What a great Post!!! You all are amazing. There is no way I can come up with something to Post on a daily basis... I hope that doesn't count against me...I'm a "Blogathy"! Where did you find all these words? I'm still trying to figure out LOL!!

  10. Great post. It does come with it's own language doesn't it. Never really thought about it.


  11. Nancy, I LOVE this! So, I have no problem with others saying these words, but I WILL NOT say amaze balls or hubs. Or most of the others either. I'm in my 40s and would feel quite ridiculous using that language. I love the photo you shared showing what blogging is for you -- so fun!

  12. Guilty as charged for using 'picknickery knick knacks' yesterday on our blog. Afterwards I was like pick.....what but it worked for me.

  13. Very funny! Once in a while, Mark would read my draft posts and he would always comment on the "slanguage". He doesn't get it! I always tell him that's how bloggers talk!

  14. I'm from California. An original Valley Girl. We started butchering language a long time ago. I have no idea what is appropriate. I like accronyms. WTF

  15. LOL!!! So funny! I guess you've nailed the nail on most heads since I read more new words here than I ever encountered. :-)

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