After witnessing the dustup at Daily Pundit over the coinage or popularization of "blogosphere", I wonder if the world is ready for another new word. But I've never let controversy stop me from putting my foot in it, so here goes.
"Blitherati"the media anointed-experts (such as Paul Ehrlich) who have absolutely no clue. There are undoubtedly numerous other examples, but I am working overtime to keep my political biases from listing everyone that I think is mentally defective. Ehrlich is a safe choice because he has consistently sounded the same theme, and has been consistently been proven to be totally wrong.
There is a chance that someone will take offense to my characterization (thereby immortalizing the word), but it is more likely that it will disappear without a trace, like Chris Kanis's "blogerati".
FWIW, I did a google search and a dogpile search, and came up empty (12:10 pm, 18 June 2002). So as far as I can tell, I am the first to use this word. Let's see how this turns out.
posted on June 18, 2002 12:24 PM
Good one. You may be first, but you won't be last.