We lazy-ass bloggers need a new acronym. Take yesterday’s post, for example.
I’ve used it once before, and I’m going to start using it again:
Pronounced see-bat-gee. Pass it on.
Update: To push the concept, I’ve added a bit of soft-soap hard-sell copy-writing blurb to the explanation page.
CBATG: Can’t Be Arsed To Google.
Are you a lazy-ass blogger, with no time and/or inclination to check your facts prior to hitting “Publish”?
I mean, what is this, journalism or something? Yawnsville City!
As bloggers, we all know that stopping to look things up every five minutes can fatally disrupt our all-important Creative Flow.
Besides, what’s more important: emotional authenticity, or tedious pedantry?
In which case, CBATG (pronounced see-bat-gee) is the acronym for you.
Dude, it was just like that bit at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey, where HAL goes back to childhood and starts playing Tic-Tac-Toe.
Or was that War Games? CBATG.
Yes: just one application per paragraph can grant total absolution from all of your so-called “sins of omission”.
So pass it on. And help make the blogosphere a safe haven for those of us who really couldn’t give a flying f**k about the minutiae of life.