I am a blogger. According to the Office québecois de la langue française (OQLF) I am defined as being a Web user who publishes a blog and updates it regularly. Twenty years ago I did not even exist and now I am one of millions of bloggers who make up the blogosphere. Has blogalization occurred? Have you been affected by blogophilia?
The OQLF’s word index, “Les mots de la blogosphere”, contains no less than 125 concepts all related the wonderful world of blogs. I was surprised to discover so many new words associated to my functions as a blogger. My new favorite word…blogeoisie!
Despite what traditionalists might think this new family of words is proof that even the French language has to keep up with technological advances.