Why is “online” not a word? This is something I’ve been pondering for quite awhile now ever since every spell checker incorporated in every applicable program and browser has been telling me that “online” is not actually a word for many years now. I’ve also ignored this for many years now.
It seems to me that I’ve been “online” ever since something called the “Internet” first came into being. And later the term became even more widely known with the advent of the World Wide Web so it appears I’ve been “online” or, to be more spell-checking accurate, I’ve not been “online” since the 90’s
So this morning, despite the fact I was feeling rather horrible and minus my second cup of coffee, I decided to look into this and appears now that I’ve actually been “on line” or “on-line” all these years even though every single person I know, either personally or “online” (Ha!), spells it the way I do. Perhaps it’s time to add this poor neglected term to a dictionary somewhere?
Now you might think that this is a rather frivolous or downright silly subject to be writing about and I probably wouldn’t blame you however, as I said, I’m feeling rather horrible and I haven’t had my second cup of coffee yet. Also, it’s my old blog and I’ll write whatever I want? Well, something like that anyway.
So happy day everyone and remember…
…you’re not really online.