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My son has just undergone that crucial rite of passage in an English-speaking childhood — becoming aware of “antidisestablishmentarianism”. The word, that is, not the movement. As a topic, it is very difficult to use in conversation, and my experience of bemused frustration at Noah’s asking me what the word means in the real world suddenly explains the pained looks I recall on my father’s and mother’s faces at analogous moments in my own childhood. Here, Dan Hartung actually manages to find a way to reference antidisestablishmentarianism in a meaningful (?) way in a weblog. Anyone know of any earlier reasonable weblog examples? The word does have a weighty web presence, as this Google search shows. Some of the usages are even in earnest…