Political Blogging

Still on [the famous linguistics blog||en] [Language Log||en], two interesting pieces about [French political blogs||en] and more specificly [the differences between France and the US||en]. Regarding that second piece, it’s funny to see how easy it is for American people, even for somebody like Mark Liberman, to underestimate the power of US culture over the world, and the weight of the English language. A lot of French people (and non-native english speakers) reads English blogs, I’m pretty sure the opposite is not true, wich probably explain why those political blogs are more importants in the US. I also think that you can find plenty of others blogs dealing almost exclusively with the presidential election lately, like [||fr], without being categorized as a politicial blog, and without using the world {{Présidentielle}}, with or without the accent. Oh, and don’t miss that free (but oh-so-deserved) sting : >It also seem typique that the neologism commission’s website hasn’t been updated since 2001, and that (at least some of) their pronouncements are simply ignored by French society at large, as their choice of “bloc-notes/bloc” for “weblog/blog” has been. But I bet the catering at their meetings is to die for.