Tuesday, June 13, 2006

URGENT: OED needs help


News Flash: The blogging phenomenon has reached such a peak that those cerebral folk at the Oxford University Press have just days to come up with a collective noun to describe a group of bloggers, an atypical example of which can be seen above. They need your help as the best that they have managed to muster are " a Broadband of Bloggers", a Post of..." etc

The picture shown above has only one non-blogger in it, but he is exempt from scorn as he already sports a pony-tail and shorts ( enough to contend with let alone being dubbed a blogger).

Please help. All comments will be considered and ridicule will be managed appropriately.

PS. The babe with the infectious grin in the middle is Digi-birder and her husband is not far out of shot

18 Comments:

Blogger homo escapeons said...

Well off the top of my head a ________ of Bloggers could be a
Brainstorm
Burble
Bounce
Bringround
Forensis
Forge
Fount
Wedge
and a Weft (the thread crossing and woven into the warp to make the web!
How about a Weft of Bloggers!

5:07 am  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

How about a GLOB of bloggers!
what do I win?!

6:19 am  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

There is no need for such a term. A true blogger will never be seen in a group. He or she leads a solitary existence wherein his or her only sensual experience is the rubbing of fingertips over keyboard. The site of more than one other human being in close proximity will cause him or her to sweat profusely and develop a migraine.

7:03 am  
Blogger tom909 said...

Following on from the thoughts of the mighty one, may I suggest the idea of a bunch of bloggers only manifests in the imagination of the blogger. We somehow like to dream that there are other people out there who would like to spend time with us.
If such a group ever did occur the most accurate existing description would probably be a bunch of tossers.
Oooh, that's harsh! I'll be back later to write a really nice post - it's a bit early, it takes me a while to feel human.

8:47 am  
Blogger digi-birder said...

Don't think I've ever been called a 'babe' before!! I don't think the term was around when I was young enough to warrant the name.

At least you caught me with a better expression on my face than Pete has so far managed. He's succeeded admirably in making me look rather gormless. Or perhaps that's normal, who knows!

8:52 am  
Blogger Pete said...

oy I thought you looked rather nice in the last one I posted.

You did ask if I could get a more gormless looking one. Your word is my command!!

12:35 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

a waffle of bloggers?

12:36 pm  
Blogger digi-birder said...

"oy I thought you looked rather nice in the last one I posted"

Oh, OK then. It's not that bad. PLEASE do not try and get a more gormless one!!

12:39 pm  
Blogger Carmenzta said...

I suggest a "cacophony" of bloggers. But I like Homey's "glob" as well.

4:12 pm  
Blogger Quietman said...

How about a 'confluence' of bloggers. Or, perhaps, an effluence would be appropriate in some cases.

5:30 pm  
Blogger Quietman said...

How about a 'confluence' of bloggers. Or, perhaps, an effluence would be appropriate in some cases.

5:31 pm  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm with Vicus.

I get sweaty palms and a headache simply posting where there have been more than two comments.

I feel dizzy now.

7:45 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

HE - I like the Glob one - what's a bringround

Prof Scurra - you are, as always so insightful and deliciously misanthropic

Tom - I fear your tosser theory is frighteningly accurate

Digi - I'm rather pleased with that photo, not having chopped anybody's head off - it's a great picture of you. You never look gormless, apart from that expression that we all use when talking to Southerners - it's not us, it's them.

Pete - food is never very far from my thoughts either


ekwure - gastronomic delights enjoyed in Yorkshire

10:17 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Carmentza - a Confusion appeals to me

Quietman - you've got the level of most of my posts - An Effluence indeed.

Pamela - place your head between your knees quickly, take some deep breaths, do not try to stand or operate machinery for 24 hours

10:20 pm  
Blogger Anna said...

Michael has indeed resisted the lure of blogging so far.

Strange man.

It's a good job he doesn't read mine really, he has enough on listening to me day in, day out!

And laugh at the shorts and ponytail if you must, but don't ever diss the hat - I take no resposibility for his actions if you diss the hat.

1:59 am  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Anna - I was far too impressed with the homemade digi-scope attchmnt to even notice the hat. I am already saving cardboard tubes of suitably sized diameter and I don't even own, or have pretentions of owning, a scope.

I wasn't mocking the pony-tail and shorts ( I'm sorry if it sounded so) merely lazily using the most obvious means of picking him out from the crowd. But then that's why you love him so you know that. It was a great day. I'd love to see any shots he got of that gannet chick x

bhsmyos - eyesight failure common in middle-aged women prone to shopping in high street stores

3:06 am  
Blogger Anna said...

Ah, the famous digiscope attachment, admired by many, coveted by few.

I'll admit that it was the ponytail that first attracted me - I know you weren't mocking!

(Slightly blurry but perfectly identifiable) shots will be available soon, including that tiny little gannetlet (okay, so I made up that word... is there a correct word for a baby gannet?)

2:13 pm  
Blogger Anna said...

Pictures are now posted in my blog... http://silverleaf79.livejournal.com/62034.html#cutid1

10:35 pm  

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