Thursday, June 09, 2005

Aniruddha, I apologize!

Kitchen trivia is one of my pet peeves and if you have been coming here regularly, you will remember a couple of instances where I have taken the effort to clear some of these "facts". My last post (part of it) was just another such effort. I have encountered words/terms such as anti maccasar in quizzes and have wondered about them. I have also heard questions about terms that apparently refered to acts as mundane as throwing things out of the window (Defenestration) and shaking wrapped gifts while holding them close to the ear to guess what they contain (Histoblogination??). They were odd words that I did not see used anywhere, but I could find etymological references. So when I saw a word like Blogsnob, I set out on a similar hunt. But I did not find any references. Or maybe I did not look hard enough.

Then, this morning, I found the comment from the man indirectly referred to in the previous post. Aniruddha Dutta, the QM for the Quiznet quiz left a comment with an exhaustive set of links that he used to set that quiz. And the first page, I went on, was the wiki page for "Blog". There I found the exact "definition" for Blogsnob. But the Wiki, sadly was created anonymously and this particular word has not been cross referenced. Moreover, the discussion page for this wiki contains comments from a number of people calling for the deletion of this wiki, since the whole concept of Blogs is still fairly new and evolving.

So even after see all those sources from Aniruddha, I am still not so sure about the validity of the question as my reply to Aniruddha's comment indicates. IMHO, It might just be too early to use the term "blogsnob" or in fact any other blogging term as subject for a proper trivia question.

However, I think I have to apologize to Aniruddha for seemingly hinting that he might have cooked the question up.

I am sorry, Anirrudha. I am sorry if it seemed I was faulting you. In some ways, I was, but not now.....

(Update: Thanx da Dev, for refreshing my memory about defenestration and histoblogination! I did shoot an email to MVL this morning about it.)

18 comments:

dev2r said...

defenestration and histoblogination :D

anantha said...

YUP YUP YUP.. awesome da Dev...I remembered histoblogination.. but then google search did not turn anything out...

thennavan said...

Anti, watch out - weekend spoof is based on these two posts of yours (albeit in a totally unexpected twist) :-)

J said...

Lotsa ref n cross-refs n definitions n god-knows wot-more! Reminds me of tough times i had learning up Sec 2 of IT act :(

*walks away declining*

anantha said...

J: Yo, wassup! I am sorry if I brought out some traumatic experiences from the inner recesses of your mind. Hmmm, what shall I do to take your mind off it? Ya, go and read some of my archived posts. Mebbe you'd feel better :D

Thennavan: Thanx thalaiva. Twist in the tale a?

VC said...

Yo, Anti! I just scanned thru your homepage from top to bottom.
For posts about your life, relationships, romance (or lack thereof) etc. - 30 to 40+ comments.
For posts about cricket, spelling bee etc. - < 20 comments.
Idhulaendhu yenna theriyardhu......

VC said...

continuing from my previous comment....
For informational posts - you will have a lot of blogsumers only (blog consumers)....
For other posts - you will have blogmentors

anantha said...

VC: True... it pisses me off so much that naan think panni ezhudhara posts, no one responds. Off hand a peytha-ra posts kku so many comments :p

VC said...

such is life-pa.
think panni yezhudiyum
commentu illennaa
Tay-kit-eesee paaaliceee

capriciously_me said...

anti, its probably an indication of the quality of the output of ur thinking...its probably better if u dont think then :P

anantha said...

CM: enna lol-la? And I dont mean "laughing out loud" :p
Chey, nalla ponn-ache, kaala vara vendam nu paatha, hmmm. Seri.. u are marked! Dho varen!

Me said...

before they find some term to a blogger who reads only tanglish blogs lemme do something abt reading hinglish,telglish and all other ish blogs......

seri RC RC nu sollreenga neenga endha alavuku RC nu teriya konjam real life example kudungalen...

thennavan said...

Anti, my weekend post (with reference to yours) is up :-)

anantha said...

Me: Vendam! Let me reserve that just for the special one concerned (if at all there is one in the future), who's presence is written into my destiny! Other than that it's a thought process. Specific examples kudukaradhu anyway difficult. It's a continously evolving life story! ;)
There used to be a wonderful site, which explained a lot about the this philosophy, as opposed to the ones that are self help sites. I am unable to find it now, or it is down forever!

Thennavan: Thanx :p

Me said...

neenga sonna andha special one inga describe panna vangalaya

"Claims to be RC and is undeservingly single, quite contrary to lot of rumors that have been propogated lately."

anantha said...

Me: Gatham Gatham ;)

J said...

Well, its a WONDERFUL monday morning today!
I already feel better :-p

anantha said...

J: Good.. nice to know that. mine's just beginning.