BOKE index

[CHINA] boke = blog

([Fang Xingdong] decided that blog should be translated as boke, which sounds similar to
the English word but can also be translated as "plentiful guests" or "knowledgeable man."
[Globe and Mail]

Although Fang and Wang attempted to mount a media campaign to promote Boke
(pronounced boh-ke, means 'pundit' in Chinese), a concept invented by Fang to
accentuate the knowledge-acquiring aspect of blogging, blog didn't become a buzzword
until November 2003, when a sex-diary in made 'Blog' household knowledge.

(New York Times - 11/30/2003) Internet Sex Column Thrills, and Inflames, China