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splog

noun; blending and clipping
an online diary or personal Internet webpage that is full of nonsensical gibberish and advertisements. Splogs are prolific and annoyances comparable to pop-up advertisements to Internet surfers. Splogs constitute a new, innovative method for people to publicize and profit from Internet advertisments. The writer wanted to follow the current trend of blending and clipping reflective of new words associated with the Internet or technology like ‘blog’ (a a clipped and blended version of ‘web log.’) Splog is a catchy, interesting blend of words. It evokes a sense of silliness and ridiculousness associated with rampant advertising traps set by Internet ‘spammers.’ The author wanted to maintain and preserve the elements of spam and blogs in a new, monosyllabic word. In the fast-paced Internet world, many people utilize shortening to create monosyllabic words like spam, blog, pix, and sig. In order to accommodate the population of youthful people who use short, simple words for describing Internet elements, the author decided the splice the word and combine fragments to create a shortened, easier Internet term. The author may also have decided to use ‘splogs’ to create internal rhyme within the sentence by juxtaposing ‘spam blogs’ with ‘splogs.’ This rhyming scheme easily catches on with a population of Internet surfers for its clever, memorable nature. In doing so, the author is able to adequately express and define a new term for ‘spam blogs.’
 
The spam blogs known as ‘splogs’ often contain gibberish, and are full of links to other Web sites spammers are trying to promote.
Etymology : Blending and Clipping of sp(am) and (b)log
Source : Wall Street Journal
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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