Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Etymology Muna

The etymology of jologs was widely discussed, but the undisputed authority on this is poet Paolo Manalo, who is anything but. Metlogs is also a known portmanteau and was even made into a movie. For "rurogs", I can only cite Choy Pangilinan, the uber-p/f/gunk of Navotas and UP Diliman and Baguio. "Betlogs" was coined by me and Ed Cabagnot while drinking at Cafe Leona in Vigan.

4 comments:

choy said...

hi frank! masaya akong binabasa ka araw-araw, hindi lamang dahil sa mga nakasulat dito kungdi kahit papaano ay may ugnayan tayo kahit sa temporal na mundo ng virtual na realidad. hayup ka, hindi ako rurog ha. i miss you man, taos sa puso ko yan. mahirap malimutan ang isang frank cimatu, masarap alalahanin at hintayin ang susunod nating inom at huntahan. si ed, betlog talaga yun! bwahahaha. may inaaanak ka na sa amin, malusog at sana maging kasing baliw mo. tandaang laging magparamdam kapag nasa maynila ha. bibilang pa tayo ng taon kaibigan, maraming taon. mabuhay ka! ang tunay na "itlog," intelektuwal na jologs! frank itlog! ed betlog! rumours metlogs! choy rurog! bwahahaha!

frank cimatu said...

sabi ko, ikaw nagcoin ng rurog

Mel said...

I posted this comment in your old blogsite then I realized dito pala dapat.

If you're a GI you would know that 'rurog' is Ilokano for 'skeleton'. Kaya extend mo na rin blog mo sa mga living dead - yong mga kamukha ni Pepe Smith halimbawa.

paolomanalo said...

Hi Frank, you might be interested in the explanation of how that jologs essays came to be written. It now has a life of its own.