Thursday, December 02, 2004

Words

It's old news by new that Merriam-Webster's most-searched word of the year was "blog." It's really not that surprising, although I wonder why anybody thought that word would be in an actual dictionary. Did they also look up the colon-parenthesis smiley face?

Anyway, what is surprising is that the seventh-most searched word was "peloton." No, I don't know what the hell a peloton is and no, I'm not going to look it up right now and find out and then pretend I knew what it was all along. But still, aren't you curious? I am. Let's take a look.

Main Entry: peloton
Definition: a small group of soldiers; platoon
Etymology: French `platoon'

Oh. More war terminology. Yawn. I was hoping it was something sexual.

1 comment:

ElizabethSheryl said...

I just don't see why Blog is so new and fresh and "hot" as ms. hilton would say. Blogging has been around, and popular for years. Maybe it's just 'cause I'm an internet nerd, but..why all this sudden attention as though it were new?