Jeffrey Aronson: When I use a word . . . Blogging on

What links blogs to logs (wooden ones)? The Sailor’s Word Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms (1867), compiled by Admiral W[illiam] H[enry] Smyth and revised for publication by Vice Admiral Sir E[dward] Belcher, gives the answer: “LOG-BOARD. Two boards shutting together like a book, and divided into several columns, in which to record, through […]

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