Transblawg gives a link to a very handy language blog aggregator (delightfully named langwich sandwich) created by Kalebeul’s Trevor. I’d quite like to know why he chose to list the French version of this blog and not the English version… Anyway, this led me to wonder whether the noun aggregator is linked to the adjective gregarious, and it is. Both terms come from grega-re (to collect), which in turn comes from grex, gregis,, flock or herd in Latin. So a link aggregator is a herd of links, which is a nice image, whereas gregarious people enjoy being part of a flock or group of people.