A question on EL&U “On the origin of ‘blizzard’” asked about the origin of the word blizzard. The history of usage of the word during the period between when it first appears in print in the United Sates (1834) and when it is first used in the sense of “a fierce snowstorm” is fascinating (to me)—but even a less than exhaustive account of that history of usage too long to serve as an appropriate EL&U answer. Consequently, I’m putting it here.
One weakness in some modern analyses of blizzard involves a failure to acknowledge the wide (and widening …
@Matt E. Эллен: I'm not sure how to open the blog post to look at it, but I doubt that I would want to change anything anyway. Should I move ahead to replacing/deleting the answers on the regular EL&U page?
Mission accomplished... and I hope that I've learned my lesson about submitting excessively long answers. Thanks again for taking the time to convert the blog post links; I'm sorry to have put you to all that extra effort.