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Holy Blogger, Batman! 2004-12-20

Posted by Peter Kirby at 6:35 PM | Permalink

Jim Davila at PaleoJudaica.com continues the quest for a compound word that describes "a person who makes blog posts on the Bible and related topics." Up to now "biblioblogger" has been used.

(Related to that: once the college student checking out books at the library asked me if I liked bibliography. Thinking it out for a second that he didn't mean that part of writing a paper where the work is done and you have to look up MLA rules, I had to parse it to mean "writing about the Bible." The problem that will occur with any of these terms is that the meaning may be obscure to the uninitiated.)

So why don't I take a turn at it? Myself, I think putting three syllables beginning within a word is not alliteration but a tongue twister. So, let's change the prefix. I present to you: ScriptobloggerTM. Why not?

2 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Joseph Ray Cathey said...

Kirby,
Now this brings up a whole new can of worms - so to speak. Will there be sub-blogging titles? For instance, would we have a word that dealt with specialties like "NewTestamentScriptablog" or will it simply be a general term?
Cheers
Joe

6:44 PM  
Blogger Peter Kirby said...

I don't know how specific these categories would get. But if someone wanted to identify themselves as commenting particularly on the New Testament, I would expect NT Blogger (en-tee-blog-er) to be the most obvious choice.

best,
Peter Kirby

7:12 PM  

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