Last week I was looking for a word that didn’t exist. I needed a word or phrase to describe a peculiar situation that is growing more common these days, the blog related anniversary. I met my wife through her blog and I distinctly remember the day I first found it, two years ago this August, just sitting there on the Internet minding its own business. I know I’m not the only one who has been in this situation.
I feel that we can all use a word to describe the first time we stumbled upon the online presence of someone who became an important part of our life; the electronic version of the day you met. So last week I put the question to the readers of this blog to come up with a term and the suggestions were fantastic. After much deliberation I have chosen the word that I feel is most fitting. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you…..
DISCOVERSARY – noun 1. The yearly recurrence of the day you first discovered the online presence of someone who has become an important part of your life: Our second discoversary is next month. 2. The celebration or commemoration of such a date.
-adjective 1. Pertaining to a discoversary: You should see the discoversary gift I got.
This word was suggested to me by Sarah who is brimming with excellent ideas, Please adjust your vocabulary accordingly.
Updated: There has been some questions about the pronunciation of this word, I prefer Disco-Versary as in Disco Inferno-versary, minus the fire part. Also I’d like to remind you why a Discoversary is big deal: It was the first step towards the most important thing I’ve ever posted on this blog.