Pronounced with a “Umpty”
I realized soon after starting Logy Express that many people are unfamiliar with the word “logy.” A dead giveaway was the time someone from my web-hosting company called and asked for the administrator of “Loggy” (rhymes with foggy) Express.
So before we go any further, let me take a moment to get us all on the same page about the word “logy.”
“Logy” = \ˈlō-gē\ (good lord, she sounds overly happy to be saying the word logy, eh? I can’t stop listening to it!)
So what does logy mean?
According to the dictionary available to me in my youth, logy means “dull or sluggish.” I owe my love of the word to David Letterman. I watched Late Night religiously growing up and one of his catch phrases used to be, “I’m feeling mighty logy.”
Given my life-long sleep issues, I was totally with Letterman…I often felt mighty logy. Still do.
Why did I call this blog Logy Express?
Logy Express was the name of a humor newspaper a friend and I created on my Apple IIe from 1988-1991. We started Logy the same year that The Onion was founded. You know how athletes say they are grateful for their competitors, because they push them to improve. Well, that isn’t what happened with Logy Express and The Onion.
We printed each issue on a dot matrix printer. The new (as of 6/2012) design of the blog is what I like to call “updated dot matrix.” The background pays homage to all the time we had to spend tearing the edges off that damn paper to put the newspaper together.
We called the newspaper Logy Express as an ode to one of my favorite words. The Express part sounded “newspapery.” A scan of one of the original Logy mastheads is on the footer of the blog.
When I decided to start a blog, I never had any doubt about what to call it. Logy Express still fits. It’s basically “sluggishness without delay,” which is ridiculous but totally me. I’ve always been a weird mix of lazy and driven. So many goals, so little time, such a comfortable couch.
“Logy Express” was a Googlenope until I started the blog.
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