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Only 'folksonomy' inspires more fear and loathing

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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. ®

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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. ®

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