Anna Wintour Hates the Word Blog

Posted on March 17, 2007

Pagesix reports that Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue who is now famous for being loosely portrayed in the The Devil Wears Prada, has expressed her displeasure of the word "blog."

Anna Wintour is as picky with words as she is with her wardrobe. According to one Vogue-er, "They are expanding the Vogue Web site and getting more involved with the Internet. But Anna hates the word 'blog' so much, she refuses to call anything on her site a blog and has charged her staff with coming up with a new word that isn't as garish-sounding. She wants it ASAP - in time for launch." However, a source close to Wintour said, "Anna just doesn't want people to refer to stories as blogs, because they're not. It's an improper use of the word." A rep said, "Anna has nothing against blogs."
So don't ever expect to find anything called a blog on Vogue's website. It will be interesting to see what Vogue's staff comes up with to replace the word blog. Eat the Press suggests "blogue" for the new word.


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