Feeds

Blogosphere is the net spawn of Satan: official

Only 'folksonomy' inspires more fear and loathing

Business security measures using SSL

It's official: "folksonomy", "blogosphere", "netiquette" and "blook" are among the net-spawned terms which should be cast down into the eternal fires of hell, AFP reports.

That's the conclusion of a poll on behalf of the Lulu Blooker Prize which asked 2,091 adults to vote for the most hideous words which have escaped from cyberspace. The top five were (look away now if you have sensitive linguistic sensibilities):

  1. Folksonomy
  2. Blogosphere
  3. Blog
  4. Netiquette
  5. Blook

Yup, they can all blugger off back where they came from, as can "cookie" and "wiki", which secured ninth and tenth spots, respectively.

As to what monstrosities occupy positions six to eight, you'll have to use your imaginations, because AFP is evidently too terrified to commit them to print. We phoned pollsters YouGov for enlightment, but we're still waiting for the shocking truth at time of publication. Watch this space. ®

Bootnote

Signficantly, the word mobe did not make the list, which will doubtless give heart to those of us lobbying for its immediate reinstatement to the lexicon. ®

Website security in corporate America

More from The Register

next story
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups
Mankind shuffles into the future, five fingers at a time
Apple's Mr Havisham: Tim Cook says dead Steve Jobs' office has remained untouched
'I literally think about him every day' says biz baron's old friend
Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen
Angry Microsoftie hauls auctioneers to court over stalled Pzkw. IV 'deal'
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport
'Canine training exercise' SNAFU sees woman take home booming baggage
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.