It’s a little-known fact that Blog has an etymology in Bardi. It’s a place name. It’s between (if memory serves) Jojogarr and Gonorr. So next time you’re in a tinny surrounded by crocodiles on your way to Koolan Island, think of how much cooler this is than “weblog” > “blog”, which doesn’t even obey the regular rule of metrical truncation.
I like it, and I think I’ll start seeing if I can convince people of it.
Bardi, by the way, is spoken in the One Arm Point Aboriginal Community, Western Kimberley Region, Western Australia, and I hope Claire will be blogging about Australian languages, which I find most interesting.