February 27, 2003

Slang Song

I saw a printout from on the Blogger/Google deal ... apparently, weblogs are called either 'blogues' or 'jouebs' in french.

I'm guessing that jouebs is an example of inverse slang. So, I wonder what 'blog' is in cockney?

Update: Thanks, Stephanie for the lowdown on jouebs ... it's a contraction of journal and web. Perhaps I subconsciously knew my proposed etymology was wrong and, as a result, dreamt of being harrassed by my 7th grade french teacher. Why he looked like a youthful Rutger Hauer is your guess.

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