The legomenon blog


The name of this blog, “legomenon”, comes from the Ancient Greek word λεγόμενον which means “said” in the passive participle sense, as in “that which is said”. I don’t know Greek, but I stumbled upon this word as part of the philological phrase “hapax legomenon”, which is used for words that are present only once in a text or a collection of texts, like for example honorificabilitudinitatibus.

But this blog has nothing to do with hapax legomena or philology. I just picked what I thought was a cool name that wasn’t yet taken, as well as being a name that is an established word that can’t be trademarked… I don’t want to get in trouble because someone already “owns” the name of my blog.

The purpose of this blog is simply to share my thoughts on various subjects with anyone who is interested. What those subjects are will become clear as the blog grows. I probably won’t write much about personal stuff, and even though I don’t intend to keep my physical identity secret, there are very good reasons in this day and age for everyone to protect their privacy. George Orwell’s dystopia “1984” is already a well-established reality, unfortunately.

Two languages are used in this blog: English and Swedish. The default is English, since it is the current “lingua franca” of the world. For some posts and discussions however, Swedish is more appropriate, e.g. when the subject is about local politics in the tiny country (population-wise) of Sweden, in Northern Europe.


To contact me privately, just add a comment (to one of my blog posts, not this page — it has comments turned off) and mention that you want to talk privately, and I will use the e-mail address supplied with your comment to get back to you. PGP encryption is available if needed.


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