html giant vs. htmlgiant

Posted by @ 8:02 pm on August 20th, 2009


It’s really hard to make a new compound word, especially when one of those ‘words’ is an acronym.  Those of us born before, say, 1990 will remember that html stands for “hypertext markup language.” That the former two words are themselves compound words leads this post to a place a don’t wanna go. 70% of the time people searched the erroneous “html giant,” which I think points to a reluctance, even skepticism, of new words. I wonder how long it took for “the morrow” to become “tomorrow.” The revolutionaries wanted it today, and they said the morrow. So I say to you today: htmlgiant