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Mind Blogging

By Tzvi Fishman
2/15/2007, 12:00 AM
When I told my wife that I had been invited to write a blog for INN, she asked me what a blog was. So I did some research into the etymology of the word.

Apparently, the word was coined by Shmuel Bloggerman, who shortened his name to Shmuel Blog, so that people wouldn’t know he was Jewish.

In the world of medicine, blog is a common word. In hospitals, you will often hear doctors say, “What is the patient’s blog count?” or “His blood is blogging.”

Sinks, drain pipes, and toilets can also get blogged.

Other uses of the word are: “The traffic is blogged.” “The runway is blogged.” “My head is blogged.”

Grandmothers often say, “My bowels are blogged.”

Teenagers are fond of saying, “absolutely mind blogging!”


Apparently, the word was coined by Shmuel Bloggerman, who shortened his name to Shmuel Blog, so that people wouldn’t know he was Jewish
Some say that blog was originally supposed to be glob, as in “A glob of vomit,” but that a typing error changed Internet history.

Marine biologists maintain that fish were the first creatures to use the expression. Underwater recordings of fish reveal that they are always saying, “blog, blog, blog.”

In slang, the word is used as a curse, as in, “Get blogged!” or “Go blog yourself!”

Englishmen say, “This is a blogging good cup of tea.”

The philosopher, Descartes, said, “I blog, therefore I am.”

Ringo Starr said, “You are what you blog.”

Blog is actually an acronym in Hebrew for “Bagels, Lox, and Gefilta Fish.” Others say, “Bitul Lemud Gadol,” meaning a big neglect of Torah learning.

One of the most important principles of Judaism is to serve the L-rd with Simcha, which means joy. Rabbi Nachman taught that it is a mitzvah to always be happy!

So happy blogging!