Firstly, let me say that there are a few words which I dislike, and a few which I strongly dislike. ‘Blog’ and ‘blogging’ fall into the category of words I dislike. However, far worse are words such as ‘vlog’, or ‘vlogging’. These are words that make me recoil in disgust!
What is vlogging? The word comes from the terms ‘video’ and ‘blogging’. And what of ‘blogging’, where does this term come from? Well, I’m sure quite a lot of you are already aware, but for the benefit of those who are not, it is an abbreviation of the conglomerate of the words ‘web’ and ‘log’. Weblog, or just blog.
So, mashing words together is a trend is it? Seems so, unfortunately. Continuing this theme, there is a word that tops all of the others in terms of how horrendously awful I find it, and it is……’webinar’! Eugh! I’m not even going to explain it’s definition. Hopefully, the less people that know about the word the less it will be used.
Anyway, I digress. The point of this post was to bring to your attention an article asking the question ‘Is Vlogging The Future Of Music Marketing?‘ Personally I found it somewhat difficult to read due to the sheer abundance of a word I find quite repulsive, but hopefully you do not suffer the same repulsion as me.
If vlogging really is the way forward, can we maybe call it something else instead?
On a side note, if there are any words that make you feel sick, post them below! Here’s a page where the discussion has already begun: What’s the grossest sounding word in English?