8 Years of Languagehat
Posted: 01 August 2010 06:04 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Congrats

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Posted: 01 August 2010 06:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks!

And to avoid the Error Message, I add: Thank you very much indeed!

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Posted: 02 August 2010 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Eight years? Congratulations!

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Posted: 02 August 2010 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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That’s quite a long time for any blog. Nice stick-to-it-iveness!

EDIT: so how long has wordorigins.org been with us now?

[ Edited: 02 August 2010 03:08 PM by OP Tipping ]
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Posted: 02 August 2010 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Since 1997.

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Posted: 02 August 2010 10:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Belated and well-earned congratulations, Dave, on keeping up such a high standard for so long.

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Posted: 03 August 2010 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Heartily seconded.  I had no idea it had been going so long.  When’s the birthday?

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Posted: 03 August 2010 05:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I don’t remember the exact date. It wasn’t a blog-format (obviously), but just a website. I put the kernel of what would become the Big List up sometime in 1997.

I guess I could go to the Wayback machine and see if I could narrow it down a bit.

(I did try the Wayback machine. I went live with the wilton.net domain on 18 April 1999. An early incarnation can be seen here.

There was an earlier version hosted by Sprynet, but I can’t recall the URL, so the Wayback machine isn’t helping.

[ Edited: 03 August 2010 06:34 AM by Dave Wilton ]
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