Death to the term "blogosphere"!

From the A Word A Day newsletter for 02 Jan 2008:

commentariat (kom-uhn-TAR-ee-uht) noun

The group of people who provide opinion and analysis of events in the news.

[Blend of commentator and proletariat. The term was first noticed in a 1993
article in the Washington Post.]

Examples of people who comprise the commentariat: talk show hosts and
their guests, newspaper and magazine columnists, and political bloggers.

So I encourage all LISNewsterz to drop the childish and at-least-slightly-aliterate term blogosphere in favour of the much more intellectual term commentariat.

Comments

Aliterate, no?

Commentariat is nice, and blogosphere is not aliterate, alliterate or illiterate.

blogosphere

I agree that commentariat is a lovely and useful word. However, while "blogosphere" may be childish (what makes it childish?), it is a useful term that is much more specific than commentariat. Why must we give up one to use the other?

Blogosphere as denigration

Because "blogosphere" can be used too easily as a sneer; "Oh, that's just the blaaaaawwwwgosphere." Can't do that with "commentariat".

Save the easily offended: ban everything.

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