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biznatch - A guy who is a source of annoyance. Also can be used in a playful manner between male friends.

e.g., You know, Jim is being such a biznatch. OR Hey! what's happening, biznatch?

submitted by macp

biznerd - Someone who finds business REALLY fascinating in the same way nerds do computers and other techy stuff.

e.g., See that Keith A? What a biznerd he's become since he did his MBA.

submitted by Alan Morrison

biznical - Business and technical. It happened accidentally when trying to elucidate the business (biz) and technical (nical) requirements being addressed in a proposal. I accidentally combined the two words into "biznical." Funnily enough the audience understood and appreciated my thrifty use of language--it demonstrated a respect for their precious time.

e.g., The following analogies fully address the biznical requirements identified through the consulting effort, and appear in order of importance in the scope of works under Section 1.

submitted by Sue

biznitch - For use either when "bitch" is inappropriate or when one wants to feign an urban vernacular. | Business.

e.g., That homework you gave us for the weekend was a real biznitch, Professor Hall. | Mind your own biznitch, biznitch.

submitted by Evan - (www)

bizounce - To leave.

e.g., I gotta bizounce now. C ya.

submitted by Waldo

bizurdity - General expression of weirdness in person or thing. A person not incapable of growing huge batwings and screeching like a servant of doom. Or someone just a little different.

e.g., That new guy in accounts is bizurdity.

submitted by Kora B

bizzo - Anyone interested in anything enough to pursue learning about, discussing with others, and pondering at length that thing.

e.g., I'm a bizzo of many interests.

submitted by steve zihlavsky

bizzomb - Da bomb.

e.g., That shirt is bizzomb.

submitted by Toni

bizzyhoo - A person who most of your friends would consider a joke.

e.g., That bizzyhoo is about as sharp as a bowling ball.

submitted by JeffBrown

bjarnism - A translated phrase that makes little sense in English.

e.g., When I went to Japan, I saw so many bjarnisms.

submitted by FPM2K - (www)

bjoobiez - Boobies, breasts. Bjoobies, b00bies, bj00bies, bj00biez.


dave in lisbon: ah, that fergie.

i was surprised the duchess of york was flashing a whale tail.

the visible tanga line isn't something you see very often any more. [not] round these parts anyway.

now, nudity . . . can't escape it. and who'd want to. every advert selling shower gel or cosmetic surgery clinics or whatever will have a pair of bjoobiez. at whatever time of the day.

can't see the harm myself

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blabbage - Idle gossip, sometimes harmful, always revealing information about another which should be kept private.

e.g., So, as usual, Chris had to go flappin' blabbage about Steve's unfortunate experience causing quite a bit of embarrassment on his part.

submitted by steve zihlavsky - (www)

blabbertisement - An annoying announcement with excessive chatter, usually on the radio, intended to entice the audience to buy a product or service.

e.g., When that blabbertisement about the new hardware store begins, I tune to another station.

submitted by Nonesuch

blabbocrat - Politician.

e.g., "'We have to find out what happened'? They STILL can't figure it out?! The thought that the lives of millions are in the hands of self-righteous blabbocrats, like De Blasio, who live in uber-protected ivory towers, fills me with impotent rage."

submitted by [Clorinda] - (www)

blabler - Someone who talks a lot.

e.g., "Mom, I need to use the phone and Lance won't get off." "I know, he's a blabler."

submitted by Nicky Ubben - (www)

blabuloma - Other people's screaming and ill-behaved children in public places.

e.g., It's usually a nice restaurant, but tonight, blabuloma ruined our dinner.

submitted by Dawna Hunter

blabyrinth - An automated phone answering system requiring the caller to press a seemingly endless series of numbers in order to contact the desired person or department.

e.g., "Please press one for information on your checking account. Press two for your savings account. Press three for your credit card balance. . . ." Helen gritted her teeth as she made her way yet again through the blabyrinth in search of a real live person.

submitted by Passing4human - (www)

blacadian bar - The curved bar on a hockey goal that connects the crossbar to the post.

e.g., The was a snipe off of the Blacadian Bar.

submitted by Kurt

blaccent - The faux-Southern accent that people acquire when imitating rap music or black culture. Usually includes a lot of "yeahs" and poor annunciation of consonants and dipthongs. Characteristic of pop music stars and Dylan Little. (ED. Not necessarily the faux-Southern accent Hillary Clinton feigns when she speaks to black people.)

e.g., "What? You wanna say suh'in? Yeah, that's wha' I thaw'." "I can't understand you. Drop the blaccent."

submitted by BigAssFries

blacceptable - Food that is partially burnt but still edible.

e.g., Well, that burger looks burned, but I think it's blacceptable.

submitted by Bwana Yak

blaccuum - A person or thing with the inexplicable ability to suck the blackness out of any situation.

e.g., Dylan Little (who can be found at is a complete and utter blaccuum in speech and mannerisms.

submitted by BigAssFries

black & white - (Also "b/w"; adj.) 1. Antique, old; 2. Of or pertaining to the long ago. (n.) 3. The "olden days"; 4. (facetiously) The frame story: that is, the introductory part of a movie, before the exciting stuff begins. [From_The Wizard of Oz_---the black-and-white part---and children's perception of movies or television in black and white as paleolithically ancient, unbearably unrealistic, and insufferably dull.]

e.g., "So, Billy, what did you learn at the dinosaur museum?" "That dinosaurs are really, really, black and white." | "Hey, Grampa?: did they have games back in the black-and-white?" "Not screen games, no. We had card games, though---black and red card games. And board games." "With little plastic icons and dices and everything?" "Yep." "How long ago was the black and white?" "Only about 50 years ago---and it wasn't black and white: I sometimes think it was quite a bit more colorful than now." | "The movie's pretty good, but the black and white takes forever."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

black catter - Royal Navy Slang for the bloke who always one-ups any claim or story. E.g., if you have a black cat, his cat is blacker than yours.

e.g., I showed Nigel my new cellphone with camera, and he said he'd had one since 1995 that took full length 3D movies. Nige has always been a black catter

submitted by Robin Browne - (www)

black country singer - A feeling that you're out of place.

e.g., Burt, I'm starting to feel like a Black Country Singer. Let's get outta here.

submitted by Penny Couch

black magic - Body putty consisting of a cream hardener and putty-like mixture. Used in Ohio for vehicle body repair.

e.g., I'm going to use black magic on that rusted section of fender.

submitted by odyssus77

black man's pinch - "A bubble of blackened blood trapped under the skin, as is caused when one traps a web of skin in a mousetrap, hits it with a hammer, or similar. White kids in the 1970s said it." New to this geezer.

e.g., Mom: "Ouch! I've given myself a black man's pinch from the edge of that drop-leaf dining table." 
Ralphie: "That phrase is outdated and pejorative to black people African-Americans. Please don't use it again."  
Mom: "You're right. I'm sorry. What should I say instead?"  
Ralphie: "Subcutaneous haematoma would be both the medically and politically correct term for such a contusion."  
Mom: "Thank you for making me a better human being, Ralphie. By the way, what would be the medically and politically correct term for such a contusion as would be caused by a hefty clip round the ear?"  
Raplhie: "You appear to be condoning an act of physical abuse toward a minor. I'm calling Social Services." 
Mom: "Impudent brat."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

black man's rage - Abbreviated BMR. ?Not a derogatory term; ascribed simply to a person of color in an angered or irritated state.

e.g., That big guy over there has a serious case of BMR. I'm afraid he's going to hurt somebody.

submitted by Juice Maloose

black panters - People of color who are out of breath from physical activity: exercising, dancing, partying, partying, or working hard.

e.g., Do you have any idea why conservatives get all het up about blank panters partying.

submitted by Miss Speller - (www)

black peter - (n.) Asteroid 2003-SD220. so called because carbon and carbon compounds comprise much of its substance, and it will pass by the Earth at the waving distance of seven million miles on Christmas Eve.

"Black Peter," of course, is the soot-begrimed chimney sweep who accompanies Santa Claus, and whose job it is (according to Dutch folklore) to fill the stockings of naughty children with coal. Asteroid 2003-SD220, I thought, fits the niche nicely: it's a lump of, well, not coal really, but close enough for folkloric purposes, that will whip past us on Christmas Eve. It doesn't get any closer than that (semantically speaking) for such a label.

.... Maybe 2003-SD220 is a lump of coal for humanity, because we're all being naughty: callous, brutal, and heartless to one another: unrelentingly merciless and spiteful.

[Oh, and there seems to be a movement to delete Black Peter from the Sinterklaas mythos in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. Somehow, over the years, Peter has become, not a sooty chimney-sweep, but a "blackamoor" (i.e., African), enslaved by St. Nicholas and made to do all the punishing so as not to trouble the saint with the task. I've never much liked the lump-of-coal threat as a tool for frightening little ones, and I've never understood folklore's anti-African bias that seems to give all the nasty jobs and bad press to Black guys (especially when the original Black Peter was a white guy), so I have no problem with undoing any racial connotations of Black Peter. ... but of course, that's neither here nor there with my new label for 2003-SD220.]

e.g., With a slight shift in trajectory, Black Peter could really mess up Christmas 2015. Think of it: an extinction-level lump of coal right in our nasty stockings.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

black-eye friday - The day after Thanksgiving, thought by many to be the biggest shopping day of the year and official start of the Christmas shopping season. Some shoppers literally come to blows trying to get their hands on the wildly reduced come-on bargains that they may have waited outside all night to get. (ED. The designation "Black Friday" seems to come from someone's observation that many stores are "in the red" prior to the deluge of shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. Businesses turn the corner and get "in the black" that manic shopping day.)

e.g., On black-eye Friday, my brother waited outside his favorite store from 5 a.m. to be the first in line to buy one of the five discounted laptops advertised in the paper. Miraculously, he didn't have to punch anyone out to get it.

submitted by natalie - (www)

black-letter text - Used by writer Ellis Washington in a discourse opposing the notion of a "living Constitution." His use of "black-letter text" reflects his belief that the Founders "never intended for their original words to change meaning." That's why they made the Constitution amendable.

e.g., Used by writer Ellis Washington in a discourse opposing the notion of a "living Constitution." His use of "black-letter text" reflects his belief that the Founders "never intended for their original words to change meaning." That's why they made the Constitution amendable.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blackberryitis - Inflammatory condition of the fingers when using a blackberrry. The patient develops a inability in using his fingers for normal day tasks.

e.g., Mrs. Jones, you have blackberryitis of the fingers. You will have to stop e-mailing with your blackberry or you will become permanently disabled.

submitted by Dr. Gary Rothfeld - (www)

blackclash - The mismatch in color of two shades of black.

e.g., Aw, man! I can't wear these black socks with these black pants. They blackclash.

submitted by Greg Williamson

blacklist - From the Oxford English Dictionary: "A list of the names of people, groups, etc, who have incurred suspicion, censure, or displeasure, and are typically therefore subject to a ban or other punishment." The word has been banned as racist by Scotland Yard.

e.g., I have every intention of continuing to use the word blacklist -- so I guess that means I'll be on Eric Holder's blacklist.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blackmale - Alternative spelling of "blackmail" -- suitable for use when a city is being ravaged by riots involving mostly black males.

e.g., "Baltimore has been 'blackmaled."

submitted by Miss Speller

blackstage pass - A state achieved by a select few non-black people wherein they are permitted to "act black," though "black behavior" is in the eye of the beholder.

e.g., Carol keeps slinging those urban colloquialisms with happy abandon. Why, I believe she's finally earned the blackstage pass from her classmates.

submitted by Dot - (www)

bladdabushnik - One who regularly can not make it to the restroom in time to deposit their fluid waste so must make do with a bush or other discrete concealing place or thing.

e.g., On a moment's notice from time to time we must urgently find a place for our good friend Pishnik to relieve his bladder or otherwise suffer the wet and embarrassing consequences of his being a regular bladdabushnik.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bladder queue - 1. A line of sporting balls awaiting pressurization before an event -- especially a football or basketball game. 2. A line of fishing floats denoting a drift net. 3. British slang term for a line of persons waiting for the bathroom.

e.g., 1. Well, John, I see that we've got our full complement of 30 pigskins in the bladder queue. I hope the rain will hold off and we won't need all of them. 2. We watched the bladder queue to make sure the net was where we wanted it. 3. I'm gonna hit the loo, mate, how's the bladder queue?

submitted by Loki - (www)

bladdles - The oars of boats or ships.

e.g., In ancient times the long bladdles of big ships were manned by many rowers below deck.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

blade - N. Backstabber, backstab. Adj. Two-faced. Currently used in Canadian Army.

e.g., I can't believe he did that with your girl. What a blade. He really bladed you.

submitted by parkus

bladness - A horrible and unforgiving condition where a person simultaneously suffers a reduction in follicle count and shrivelling of the bladder. Although each condition on its own is rather debilitating -- the combined symptoms can result in other issues such as fatal unsocial behavior, forgetting important work-related facts, and a breakdown of one's understanding of the usage of the English language. Some notable researchers have also discovered that the condition is not always randomly inflicted but can be incurred through misuse of various high potency medicines. Yes, it is bad, but treatable through TLC. Onset anywhere from age 13 to 95.

e.g., Boof has a severe case of bladness. We all hope he's going to pull through.

submitted by Snoop

bladow - An exclamation used to emphasize a statement made by another.

e.g., Steve: Wow, Merideth looks good in those shorts. Josh: Bladow!

submitted by Adam Pearson

blag - Take, get, buy, etc.

e.g., Go to the grocery store and blag me some Oreos.

submitted by ditnis

blag, blagger - Blag has many meanings. To blag generally is to fabricate, to bluff, to confuse, or to impress someone with not so blatant lies. It can also be meant as something more akin to robbery. Usually meant in a more joking way than out and out deceit.

e.g., John can blagg well enough to get into the VIP lounge at Homeland. I'm so good at blagging I got a test drive in a Ferrari F355 when I was on the dole. Denise got blagged badly, she gave all her money to that fella.

submitted by ShaolinTiger - (www)

blago'd - To be blago'd is to be appointed to a vacant elective position by a politician in hot water -- after Rod Blagojevich, Governor of Illinois, expected to be indicted soon on corruption charges. Once you've been blago'd, your chances of ever again holding political office can be expected to be minimal -- although the only thing you may have done wrong is show poor judgment by accepting such an appointment. If you think the House of Representatives can constitutionally refuse to seat Roland Burris, you may want to familiarize yourself with Powell v. McCormack, 395 U.S. 486 (1969). I'm not willing to venture a guess. In another sense of this new pseudo-word, it could be said that a plethora of Democrats from President-elect Barack Obama on down have also been blago'd.

e.g., Roland Burris must have decided he had absolutely no chance of ever again holding a political office unless he acquiesced to being blago'd. There's no way the Democrat Party bigwigs in Illinois will ever back him again.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blah blah blah fishcakes - Equivalent to "yadda yadda yadda." Sars (Sarah D. Bunting of "Television Without Pity") got this expression from her best friend, who got it from her sister.

e.g., He apologized for being late for dinner, saying he had to work overtime, go home, let out his dog, water his garden, blah blah blah fishcakes.

submitted by Hirayuki: Sars's friend's sister

blahbye - The noise that comes after the teacher has left the classroom.

e.g., After Mrs. Robin left, my friends and I starting to blahbye.

submitted by Farah

blahriffic - Intrinsically mundane or mediocre, but nevertheless presented as if it is exciting or superior.

e.g., Don's birthday party was simply blahriffic.

submitted by Asian Bastard - (www)

blahzee-blahzee - Used when relating to another person non-essential talk or events that took place at some other time. Most likely derived as a mispronunciation of "blase," but with the spirit of that word kept intact.

e.g., So, I say to him, like, how was your date and what did you do? And he says to me, "Well, you know, we went to bar, had some drinks, blahzee-blahzee, talked about, you know, music, movies, blahzee-blahzee, and she says, like, blahzee-blahzee, and it was a great evening." So I say, "Glad to hear it."

submitted by murrman1 - (www)

blairio - Compliment or insult depending on tone of voice.

e.g., Oh, blairio!

submitted by Vickster - (www)

blam - A verb used to describe sudden, loud, dramatic entry into a party scene, perhaps uninvited, by someone intoxicated.

e.g., We blammed into The Ripcord at 2:30 that morning, hootin' and hollerin'.

submitted by Bryant - (www)

blam sammy - An exeptionally good sandwich or a woman who is particularly attractive to you.

e.g., Sheila was a definitely a blam sammy in her younger days.

submitted by Willy Willin

blame bob englingbeth - A phrase from a little know fable where everyone blames Bob Englingberth..

e.g., We'll just have to blame Bob Englingberth.

submitted by optimum

blamers - Those who will blame anyone or anything other than themselves for responsibility for their lives and the events in it. They will blame their parents, spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, friends, bosses, etc., instead of taking responsibility for their own actions. The worst form of this is the persuasive blamer, which is someone who is very convincing in blaming others, and often gets people into trouble for things they aren't responsible for. This type of person often plays the role of victim to elicit sympathy from others.

e.g., She's such a blamer she actually blamed him for her lying to him and cheating on him.

submitted by George Edward Purdy

blamestorming - Like "brainstorming", only with malice. Deciding who is going to be assigned the responsibility for a particular disaster, usually without fair basis.

e.g., After the nuclear power plant blew up, the team naturally did some urgent blamestorming and before the day was over, were able to report to the CEO that it was Frank's mistake that caused the meltdown. (Frank was on vacation at the time.)

submitted by Steve

blamethrower - Someone who refuses to accept personal responsibility for anything.

e.g., Did you hear about the blamethrower who sued a burger chain because he was fat?

submitted by Devin Mack

blandiose - A person, place, idea, or thing that exhibits extraordinarily mundane qualities.

e.g., His blandiose plan for the city included free pens for the homeless.

submitted by Andrea Hackett

blandiose - Making a grand display of not caring.

e.g., She was so blandiose about his suicide threat that she yawned and told him to just do it.

submitted by Kevin Fuchs

blandit - A bland bandit.

e.g., Someone who robs a bank in a boring fashion.

submitted by Maggie McFarland

blandsome - Good looking, but you would lose him in a crowd.

e.g., While generally attractive, being a trendvestite, he was utterly blandsome.

submitted by Gayle Hurmuses

blandstand - Perform ostentatiously in order to impress the audience with one's sense of political correctness and sensitivity;

e.g., Some of the discussion was quite entertaining, but it got shouted down by all the fun-sucking blandstanding.

submitted by Tim Stich

blandwich - Bland sandwich, lacking flavor and texture, and which you eat at your desk ... on an uninspiring Tuesday.

e.g., Red: What's for lunch? Ned: I've got a blandwich again. It's Tuesday, isn't it?

submitted by leps

blane - A mixed between boring and plane.

e.g., This game is blane.

submitted by Annie onimous

blang - An inferior grade of bling-bling. Also blang-blang.

e.g., I didn't have much money so I bought some blang from the pawn shop.

submitted by Nicholas Green

blankeneer - A person who owns a lot of blankets.

e.g., I saw a blankeneer.

submitted by Collin 7th English - (www)

blanket show - Going to bed, bedtime.

e.g., I'm tired, I'm going to watch the Blanket show

submitted by Allain Edwards - (www)

blankium - (n.) the hypothetical element of which pain is made, making it impossible to think about anything else or to compare it to earlier pain. (according to Emily Dickinson's poem: "pain has an element of blank / It cannot recollect / When it began / or if there were / A day when it was not. / It has no future but itself / Its infinite realms contain / Its past, enlightened to perceive / New periods of pain.")

e.g., "aaah! This is unbearable." "Don't worry, when it's over, you won't even remember it clearly---blankium, remember?" "You are not helping."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

blankley - A blanket.

e.g., I want my blankley.

submitted by Bama

blarfy - That state of feeling that is worse than just nauseated but not quite throwing up. Bleugh + barfy = blarfy.

e.g., I feel really blarfy today.

submitted by Kris - (www)

blarg - Used to express anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.

e.g., Blarg! This stupid computer is s...l...o...w.

submitted by lauryn - (www)

blargh - Just "argh" with "bl" in front of it.

e.g., Blargh. I can't believe I know the lyrics to this NSYNC song.

submitted by pinder - (www)

blarglefragle - Alternately spelled blarglefraggle, it's generally a nonce word, but it can also mean a flubbed situation or goofed up performance. It can also be used as a replacement for vulgarities.

e.g., That meeting was a total blarglefragle; I was so messed up. | Oh . . . Blarglefraggle! I can't believe you fed the puppy my expensive steak!

submitted by Celine Stanaway

blargo! - Word used to fill an uneasy void in a conversation. A quick escape route from a conversation.

e.g., Ben: Isn't she good looking? I'd like to date her. Ted: That's my mum. Ben: Er ... um ... BLARGO!

submitted by Chi Chi Rodriguez

blarmee - Darn or dangit.

e.g., Blarmee, I forgot my keys.

submitted by Carrie

blarp - An action committed following a burp in order to avoid getting slapped in the head.

e.g., Upon hearing the loudest belch of the night, David gave Gary five seconds to blarp before lunging for him.

submitted by David Garvin

blarticle - Noun. From "Blog" and "Article"... an insightful blog entry or blog article.

e.g., After checking out the speaker's blog, I found that he had posted a number of interesting and informative blarticles on a wide variety of topics.

submitted by Dave Violette - (www)

blasian - Of Asian and black descent.

e.g., Tiger Woods is the top blasian golfer in the world.

submitted by Beej - (www)

blaspafalibility - The ability to fail terribly or be beaten by an opponent.

e.g., James was not invincible against the ninja. He had blaspafalibility.

submitted by Fitch - (www)

blasphemery - Like blasphemy, only much much worse.

e.g., That's not only sacrilegious, it's blasphemery.

submitted by matt

blasphology - 1. Short statement, quote, or phrase that twists around an established idea. 2. Reverse logic, illogical for the sake of humor.

e.g., Blasphology 1025 -- It may be fun to read blasphologies, but the information learned won't help advance your evil schemes to achieve world conquest.

submitted by Andy Alkaline - (www)

blass femmy - The act of sleazy garment manufacturers "dissing" Bill Blass and other gods of High Couture by making cheap, "knock off" copies of designer ladies clothing.

e.g., Fashion Passion: Did you hear that Gordon, the ex-bible salesman turned clothing manufacturer, is using old church robes and vestments to make replicas of Donna Karan's sexy two part pants suits? Irate Bald Pate: Disgusting! It's pure blass femmy!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

blasted - To get in serious trouble.

e.g., I'm gonna be late for work again this week; I'm gonna get blasted!

submitted by gena - (www)

blastissimo - It means playing too loudly on an instrument.

e.g., Let's not play blastissimo, boys and girls.

submitted by Holly

blastov - A Russian rocket launch.

e.g., The successful blastov called for vodka all around.

submitted by Nancy Israel

blastpheme - Explosive epistemological expletive.

e.g., "Jesushf-gCHRIST!" "Don't blastpheme, Steve."

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

blat - Damn. Used to express dissatisfaction. Not to be confused with the Russian term.

e.g., Whadda ya mean you scratched my car? Blat!

submitted by Itay C.

blather - An organ in the throat that holds words drained of meaning and excretes them through the verbal passage.

e.g., Stanley's admonishment, "Hold your blather" brought Cedric's gibberish to a halt in mid-stream.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

blatherati - What are sometimes called journalists and pundits.

e.g., "You, Mr. Luce, and the rest of the Washington batherati must be so pleased."

submitted by blatherati

blathermaster - (n.) 1. Any one of those gifted with the enviable ability to mix nonsense words into their regular speech such that it sounds almost as though the listeners are ignorant rather than the speaker being unintelligible; 2. Any professional with whose jargon the listener (or reader, I suppose) is unfamiliar; 3. The writer(s) of contracts, statutes, medical reference books, and most instruction manuals.

e.g., "Can you read the glyphs, Professor?" "Let me see ... pawer khom pany, 'light of' Tut Hotep Patra "Pharaoh's (um) wife (uh) sedjemenef 'comes forth in glory' daranti ha chachacha shanaz 'golden age of com ... (uh) the common man' um ... this next part's a bit odd ... aryu Bast beran tu aas 'conqueror of your outposts' ... something ... tri set ujes: mo, khururi jo, shemep, rarri 'the gods of laughter' ... the rest, I'm afraid is illegible." "You can't read Egyptian to save your soul, can you?" "Nope. Not a clue." "Hey, points for your blathermastery, though." ||

Here are the words of a true blathermaster: "Leads meat cardinal fifteen no interest them didn't poster demand he change corey home non here Frank, return with to over the world didn't actually you directorate and that stupid wild billall. Of ninety chain obliged dishes dissent season Italy dissent Jerry dot dead space your midterm election crass credential pig-o-vitz solutions, brought up by helmets by down the ex-girlfriends and ruddy congress mainline really holly plunge-keeping distance above argue the with."

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth - (www)

blathersplat - (n) Nonsense. (v) To blather on speaking nonsense.

e.g., "Have not have watched _Face the Nation_ in over ten years. It's pure unadulterated self-serving liberal blathersplat. It became less and less interesting or newsworthy. Schieffer is still alive? Talk about over the hill." | "Gorski blathersplats on: 'He goes on to complain about how skeptics have 'completely hijacked' Burzynski’s Wikipedia page and how he really really wanted to 'call them out, but for 'legal reasons' and 'running time' [did not]. ... He just absolutely does not understand the meaning of cherry-picking.”

submitted by [PasoFinoCA]

blatty - Someone with a low centre of gravity, i.e., shaped like a human egg.

e.g., The older I get, the blattier I get.

submitted by Rory

blatulent - For the sounds made by French horns, instruments which are never in tune, and speak with uncontrollable intensity and volume. Inspired by the blatty initial sound made as horn players play a note and try to correct the hideous resulting sound while it is sustained.

e.g., Blatulent horns ruined the concert again.

submitted by Will

blatzted - To get drunk on cheap beer, especially Blatz brand.

e.g., We went fishing up near Sheboygan and just got blatzted in the boat.

submitted by BrianMcNeal

blawg - A weblog written by one or more persons in the legal field.

e.g., If you're getting bored at law school, start writing a blawg.

submitted by Denise Howell - (www)

blaze - To leave in a hurry.

e.g., I gotta blaze. C ya.

submitted by Michelle

blazed - High on drugs, stoned.

e.g., Eye test  
aLrighty, so at this moment i am blazed out of my mind.
i am sitting at my house finally feeling the happiest i have felt in a very very long time.
this is probably at the moment the highest moment in my life.
see i have had a lot of weed which i guess after two months of being high like twice a day i guess i was feeling like i wanted to be really high.
but my friend erica, who happened to have an eigth of shrooms that she didnt want anymore so she said i could have them;.
so not only have i smoked like 7 or 8 bowls of insane weed i have also eaten an eigth of shrooms.
i ma very high nad off my rocker so i am sorry in advance for all of my misspeelings and complete ramling episodes.
see all of a sudden my life has been like three times better.
i have sent in my applications to the two schools i wanted and am almost garunteed entry.
sorry i walked away from my comp and almost got lost.
but i found my way back.
i think i need to go smoke more weed since its really early and im need to get more blazed.
so i am going to try and talk in this more to everyone reading this though they are far and in between.
if isaid that right im not sure. so later for now.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bleacher seat - The flat, numb feeling you get when you sit on bleachers or something with contours too long.

e.g., Finally, the assembly is over. I was crammed tight near people I didn't like and I had bleacher seat halfway into the show.

submitted by Ian Faynik

bleaconing - I have a dictionary, too, but the definitions are spelled out in poetry after the word is defined -- sort of a way to spell out and describe the word in ryhme. "Bleaconing" is a word I was told came from this site ... meaning people whose vocabularies are bleak and in need of augmentation and are beaconing for help. The book is entitled The Bleaconing. It is filled with words from various sources which I've described in ryhme.

e.g., His vocabulary was wanting for a great deal of character, expression. and devoid of personality. There was a bleaconing to it.

submitted by Judy Ruggles - (www)

bleargh, blearghn - A further permutation of "blah" and "blargh," but pronounced as blE'ar (gluttal hiss), the "gh" serving as a modifier on the "ear" and as a sort of hiss sound, sort of like the "ch" in the properly pronounced "Bach." To enunciate this sound, try to imitate a cat hissing but without making the traditional "sss" sound. Generally speaking, "bleargh" serves as a two-syllable "arg(h)."

e.g., "Bleargh," he exclaimed, upon learning that the people around him weren't geeks, and thus didn't understand his joke about rm -rf recursing upwards.

submitted by apeiron

blearghy - Of a condition often caused by drinking during a celebratory evening. One awakens with a somewhat throbbing head, eyes watering, a slight lump in the throat, a mildly sour stomach, and, sometimes, a non-gravity caused heaviness, with trembling in the outer extremities. The word also relates to symptoms from an onset of a flu-like illness, or, less severely, a malaise due to a period of personal fatigue or depression. Think having the blahs.

e.g., From Alphabets Blog: "Have not been able to view Alphabets for weeks now. Not because the internet connection isn't working or anything like that -- it's just that I have been feeling blearghy and in need for a change. Was almost tempted to delete everything and start anew but then thought better of it ... after all, those early alphabet days were really fun."

submitted by Machiavellean & Lesko - (www)

bleating heart - An intensely visceral yearning or hankering for. The expression is a portmanteau of "bleeding heart" (of bleeding heart dove) and bleating (pleading sound of an ewe). Works especially well in conjunction with "I love ewe." "Bleating" may also be used on its own in verbal form.

e.g., Don't toy with my bleating heart. I will bleat for her all my life. Variant abstract nominal form: I'm bleat.

submitted by needfortweed

bleckh - How you feel when there is nothing really wrong with you that a doctor would be able to identify-- but still an awful, yucky feeling in the pit of your stomach.

e.g., I don't think I really need to go to the hospital or anything. I just feel bleckh.

submitted by Jesica

bled ucation - Knowledge gained the very, very hard way.

e.g., Book learning can enter in and go out of your mind real quickly. But a bled ucation endured in real life will stay with you forever.

submitted by Charlie Lesko

bleeble - "when someone who really should not hear you swear, does. Such as your grandparents, boss or a teacher"

e.g., Ed was severly punished for his bleeble.

submitted by ryan

bleeding - 1980s USAF slang. Being so tired on a night shift, you feel like you are bleeding to death.

e.g., Last night I drank fourteen cups of coffee and was still bleeding.

submitted by mark

bleeding edge - Newer than new; far ahead of the "cutting edge."

e.g., This guy is always on the bleeding edge of technology.

submitted by Wayne

bleepilepsy - From Douglas Coupland's MicroSerfs: the twitching reaction of a group of people disturbed by the sound of a pager or mobile phone going off. Usually results in frenzied hunting through handbags, pockets, rucksacks, etc. (Cf. "beepilepsy" for fun and "epiliptic fits" for information.) Especially frenzied when a phone goes off in a theatre.

e.g., The meeting collapsed into chaos as Fred's mobile went off. Everyone went into bleepilepsy until they realized they had better taste than to use the Nokia standard ringtone.

submitted by Bent Udder - (www)

bleeve - The onomatopoeia of a metal ball (or bell) hitting a metal wall and falling onto a metal floor.

e.g., I once had a dream that I had a house in Florida, and I was walking through the living room. I pulled my bell out of my pocket and threw it. I heard it "ting" against the wall, bounce off, and "bleeve" as it went falling to the floor.

submitted by Star651

bleg - When you gain wheight or you just don't have a butt. From hip to toe you have a bleg. Thanks for the word Carry. :)

e.g., These pants will never fit right because of my bleg.

submitted by Erica Dollinger

blegh - 1. Unsatisfactory, mediocre 2. Used for indifference, or unwillingness

e.g., 1. "How was the gig?" Bob asked. "Blegh" 2. "Why don't we go to the mall?" John asked. "Blegh," I responded.

submitted by Ray

bleme - A meme for a blog.  
Through understanding of the terms meme and blog, the term bleme becomes a simple natural progression.  
A meme is defined as "any unit of cultural information which one mind transmits ... to another mind. Such examples can include thoughts, concepts, ideas, theories, opinions, beliefs, practices, habits, songs, dances, and moods." (Wikipedia, 2006)  
A blog is short for weblog. A weblog is a journal or newsletter frequently updated and intended for general public circulation. Blogs tend to represent the personality of the author.  
Tags: bleme, meme, viral, ideas, weblog, website, journal, newsletter, fusion, Iinternet, blog, thoughts, concepts, theories, opinions, beliefs, practices, habits, songs, dances, moods, personality, transmission, creativity  
A bleme has come to represent the fusion of the two -- i.e., a meme transmitted via the internet, websites, or blogs in some sort of viral fashion.  

e.g., If my nemesis had any information content present in his brain, he might be able to communicate it via bleme. However, he will receive no assistance from the pd in such a venture.

submitted by Ryan Frederick

blend - To change lanes without using your turn signals to alert other drivers on the road.

e.g., I was nearly in an accident this afternoon when some guy blended into the lane right in front of me.

submitted by Kristina - (www)

blendation - Blending.

e.g., Chameleons have great blendation.

submitted by Mitchell

blendsetting - Descriptive of those whose primary mission in life is to mingle in a crowd, melt into the woodwork, or blend into a cake comfortably but can't quite accomplish this feat since they're not transparent or tasty enough to fool anyone.

e.g., Mundiggler von Aderkrass, a retired thumbtack and grommet sales rep from Ma-Ma-M-O Beach, Alberta, realized that he had made a terrible mistake in signing up for a Thursday afternoon course (at the University of Something or Other), entitled "The Deep Dark Secrets of Ancient Egypt's Goddess of Turquoiseâ" and if truth be told, he really didn't give a tinker's damn about the windswept plateaus in the Sinai Desert, a Proto-Sinaitic language that has so far defied translation, or a tawdry lot of twelfth dynasty dudes wandering about in the sand looking for clues as to what to prepare for dinner after a hard day of digging in the turquoise mines of Serabit el-Khadimâ -- all of which meant that he should have trusted his gut instinct and enrolled in, "Blendsetting for Beginners" -- the easy way to pick fluff off Velcro and other synthetic fibres.

submitted by Quipping Queen - (www)

blerns - Not wholly ineffective, but a phony or stupid method of doing something.

e.g., Using a butterknife to cut down that tree is the blerns way--us an axe.

submitted by Peter Bonzani Jr.

blerp - Sound effect.

e.g., I think this coffee maker is broken; it just went "blerp" at me.

submitted by tyler kellen - (www)

blessential - Necessary to religious rituals.

e.g., She preferred to be married in the judge’s chambers without all the blessential rigamarole.

submitted by Nonesuch

blessuv - The armored vehicle the Pope rides in.

e.g., The pontifical caravan rounded the bend and the Pope could be seen waving to the crowd from behind the bulletproof glass of his BlessUV.

submitted by Rick Cloud

bletcherous - Odious; awful. Alternate: blecherous.

e.g., Hold your nose before looking at this code; it's bletcherous.

submitted by Gilbert

blevins - A total fool. Or an embezzler or an incompetent who screws up every job she does or a forger who steals $500k from her aunt.

e.g., Don't blevins me, you thieving, lying poltroon.

submitted by Barnegat Blummis

blew a wheel - Fell or slipped.

e.g., Did you see him? He almost blew a wheel.

submitted by Pam Blair

bley - N. 1. plastic bricks in a shade of grey approximating the shade of grey appearing for years in Lego sets, but with enough additional blue tones to made pieces produced in the new color stand out in contrast to the standard light grey bricks. A source of great consternation to builders of Lego buildings. 2. The color of said bricks

e.g., I was trying to rebuild my castle using new Lego bricks, but the bley stood out like a sore thumb.

submitted by Mark Near

bliar - Beautiful liar.

e.g., People will believe a bliar over a man; bliars have found they can do about anything they want.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler

blibula - A blibula is a place on a dog where if you scratch him, it will make him scratch himself.

e.g., I marvel at the way no dog can resist scratching itself when someone scratches its blibula.

submitted by Dave M.

blicker - Over the edge, beyond expectations, more than great, exiting to the extreme.

e.g., Jan's speech was off the blicker.

submitted by susan - (www)

blickety - Gross or Messed-up. Usually used to describe someone's appearance.

e.g., She looked to blickety to go out in public, so she decided to stay in.

submitted by Kristen

bliggety - Blah, mundane, boring.

e.g., She is very bliggety This website is very bliggety This job is VERY bliggety

submitted by Mike Barnes

blimp - Grossly oversized person, but actually a type of airship. "Blimp" is actually WWI parlance for a non-rigid airship, unlike a Zeppelin, which had frames. Type B, Limp (really!).

e.g., That blimp is a real gasbag.

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

blimple - A zit the size of the Goodyear Blimp.

Sean says that he's wearing that ascot tonight to add real class to the party. But all of us guys guess that he has it on to hide the mother of all blimples.

submitted by Charlie Lesko - (www)

blind pig - A reference to an illegal drinking establishment, let's have it take on the extended meaning of any contrivance used to evade the law. The term speakeasy is also used for illegal drinking establishments, but is associated with a "higher class" establishment. Blind pigs were dives.

e.g., Whatever you may think, the pseudodictionary is in no way used as a blind pig to get around paying taxes. Should we ever formalize its existence as anything other than a pastime for its owners, what we do will be completely legal. We don't need any grief from revenooers.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blind spot squat - When drivers on a multi-lane road stay in your blind spot, they are doing the blind spot squat. When you speed up, they speed up. When you slow down, so do they.

e.g., When I tried to change lanes on the freeway, I almost hit a blind spot squatter. I never saw him before I heard the horn. He must have been sitting there for miles.

submitted by Mallard

blind wheels - The shoes you wear when going out to get wasted. They will somehow get you home when you're blind drunk.

e.g., Q. You were wasted last night. How did you get home? A. On my blind wheels, mate, on my blind wheels. | Andy: The taxi's here, mate. Randy: OK, let me just fetch my blind wheels.

submitted by Invisible Gaz

blindman's holiday - Inexplicably eerie UK rural slang for twilight.

e.g., Get them sheep in, lad. Blindman's Holiday'll soon be'pon us.

submitted by Adam Leslie

blindthrust - Absent-mindedly placing an object down or handing it to someone who isn't aware of your intent.

e.g., While preoccupied in conversation at a party, the woman blindthrusted her empty glass to a server who was no longer standing near her.

submitted by Maggie Dawson - (www)

bline - (v.) To deprive somebody of sight. [From a child's attempted etymology of blind---I guess he figured "blined" was a participle of "bline."]

e.g., In King Lear, the Duke of Cornwall blined the old Duke of Gloucester.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bling - Money. From the sound of a cash register opening.

e.g., Q: You gonna buy those shoes today? A: Can't, got no bling.

submitted by Byron

bling bling - Super fly ultra dumb fresh. | Gangsta jewelry. | "The newest" or "the latest." |Similar to "kaching-kaching," it is used for something or someone that has, or is worth, a lot of money, or simply is just used as a substitute for the word "money." Especially effective when used for items which are shiny and exude their value visually -- such as jewelry, or anything coated in shiny stones or metals: 24-karat gold gangster teeth or chrome wheels. Believed by some to come from the comma-comma found in $1,000,000.

e.g., Just went to and it was bling bling. | I'm all thugged up. Check out my bling bling. | Your watch is bling-bling. I wish I had one like it. | a. Women these days prefer guys with a little bling-bling in their pockets. b. You guys mind if I stop by the ATM for some bling-bling? c Man, that gangster had some serious bling-bling around his neck.

submitted by enue | EZ | Zak | dixie - (www)

blinger - More bling than bling.

e.g., My new is going to be much blinger than anything else I have.

submitted by Brett Looney - (www)

blingin' - To be excelling at the highest level. Popularized by Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal. The "bling" root refers to the glint of light reflecting off his NBA championship ring.

e.g., Shaq's really blingin' in the lane tonight.

submitted by J.J.J. Schmidt

blinglish - A material possession, usually jewelry or a car which was staid, reserved, or austere in appearance prior to modification. | Started with a capital letter: Blinglish -- the language used to describe flash jewelry.

e.g., Chris's Bentley was great until he added the spinner hubcaps and neon lights. Now it's blinglish. A pimp wouldn't be seen driving it. | Sorry, I have no idea what you're saying. You might as well be speaking Martian. I simply don't understand Blinglish at all.

submitted by wax aka thumbwax

blingo - A person commonly wearing an excess of jewelry, or bling-bling.

e.g., That blingo is wearing so many silver chains that her weight is affecting her posture.

submitted by Ryan

blingo - A game of car-spotting. Each player gets a card with five rows and columns of random oft-blinged-out car-makes. The players then head to a trendy strip, watch cars go by, and mark their card whenever one matches their card. First to mark off a full row or column yells "Blingo", and ducks for cover.

e.g., Jez and Mikey D were hangin' out front of Burger King, when Jez recommended they have a game of Blingo to determine who buys the next cheeseburger and Diet Coke.

submitted by ashsimmonds

blink - To do something so effortlessly that it seems to be magic or miraculous. (Barbara Eden, I Dream of Jeannie.)

e.g., Tony: Where'd that ice cream come from? Jeannie: I blinked it.

submitted by andrew sears

blinker cluelessness - Forgetting to turn off your turn signal after making a turn, thus annoying drivers behind you for several miles -- because of the chain reaction and having to slow down so they don't rear-end the car ahead. Can be a result of bumping the turn signal while reaching for something on the dashboard.

e.g., Dad, you've got blinker cluelessness ... again.

submitted by Kimberly

blinker fluid - The apparent fluid that is missing when certain people take to the wheel..

e.g., Yeah, nice turn signal, buddy! Ya outta blinkah fluid?

submitted by Jennifer

blinket - The sheet of lint that is peeled off the lint trap of a drier.

e.g., Look how thick the blinket was from washing those new towels.

submitted by Kent P

blinkey - A frightening person; often a child molester.

e.g., I think Mr. Blinkey might be looking in the window.

submitted by mark s

blinkies - Little blinking lights on a piece of technical equipment to make it look cooler. Seen in Star Trek The Next Generation scripts for the prop guys (Picard walks in, and picks up a piece of ___.)

e.g., There are so many blinkies on my new in-dash Pioneer CD player, it looks like a Christmas tree.

submitted by Carlos Coutinho

blinky - Of questionable freshness or ediblity.

e.g., Suzie: "Let's make some lattes?" Bobby: "I dunno, the milk's a bit blinky. Sniff-test it first."

submitted by Christiane

blinner - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner All eaten at once.

e.g., Would you care to join me for blinner tomorrow around 2:45?

submitted by Esther

blip - (n.) A short scene or scenes, during or after a movie’s closing credits, as a reward for or bribe to induce your staying to view all the credits. (Also known as an encazzo, q.v.)

e.g., “So, is there a blip? or do we just leave?”

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

blippin' - Awesome or cool.

e.g., The party was blippin'. I wish I had been invited. My folks wouldn't let me out to crash it.

submitted by Amber

blision - Blurred vision.

e.g., When Chaz got up a little too fast, he stumbled and claimed he had blision.

submitted by Felix Morvin

bliss tro - A restaurant or eatery with divine cuisine and ambience.

e.g., We have a difficult week ahead, with many new projects and old deadlines. But Saturday night will be our reward. We have dinner reservations out of town at our favorite bliss tro!

submitted by Charlie Lesko

blisses - "only in combination with flugs (see flugs) blisses is blowing kisses, for when in hurry or far away"

e.g., flugs and blisses all the way to you!

submitted by jema - (www)

blivet - Ten pounds of crap in a 5-pound bag. Australian military slang. Useless, unnecessary, annoying. A distasteful job.

e.g., That jerk of a boss just dumped another blivet on me.

submitted by Cujo - (www)

blivet - A person on a golf course who is discourteous.

e.g., The blivet playing behind us kept driving his ball into our group.

submitted by t murray - (www)

blivit - A piece that doesn't seem to belong, a chunk of something unknown on almost anything. (,

e.g., As we were trimming the chicken, we removed the blivits.

submitted by mr moose - (www)

blivit - 1. Someone who is just as tall lying down (back to belly) as she is standing up (head to toe). 2. Someone whose size makes it faster to go over her than around her.

e.g., "Did you see that blivit walking through the mall?" "Yeah, he couldn't fit through the door at Belk's."

submitted by Dana

blix - To equivocate such as Hans Blix; to waver; to avoid providing an answer, decision or direction through lengthy speech and useless or irrelevant facts.

e.g., Instead of providing us with a course of action, he chose to blix the group, leading to further indecision. I was blixed.

submitted by Chris McCollum

blixblan - The result of an awkward situation becoming more awkward.

e.g., When I found my girlfriend sleeping with my ex it was awkward; however, when I saw my father with both of them it was off-the-charts: blixblan.

submitted by Giles - (www)

blizard - A large lizard.

e.g., Even though he breathed fire, Godzilla was a blizard.

submitted by Mitchel Yerzy - (www)

blizerious - Ooutrageous snowstorm conditions.

e.g., It's really blizerious out there.

submitted by Paul F.

blizonk - Shock or alarm.

e.g., You ate the whole pizza? Blizonk.

submitted by kevin enas

blizz - A cold treat: Blizzard, Smoothie, ice cream, popsicle, etc. The feeling one gets when indulging: bliss.

e.g., I'm beat. Let's go have a blizz.

submitted by sheila

blizz - Good, to accomplish.

e.g., Last night was blizz -- music was ace. | "How was Spain?" "Blizz mate, blizz."

submitted by Paul

blizzarding - To snow heavily.

e.g., It's blizzarding so much I can't even see the other side of the street.

submitted by Heather

blizzie - Another word for blizzard.

e.g., Sure enough, it's a blizzie out there. No way will we have school tomorrow.

submitted by Amber

blizznark - Cigarette.

e.g., Let's go outside and have a blizznark.

submitted by andrew rowe - (www)

bloatation device - It's like a floatation device, but it's your bloated belly.

e.g., Too much white bread turned my belly into a bloatation device.

submitted by naomi wanliss

bloatware - The description comes from the buzzwords section of the Online Dictionary of Playground Slang (linked). The 360 kilobyte floppy disk mentioned may sound like a small amount of memory, but it would have been more than enough to house programs controlling a dozen or more petrochemical plants in my day. Microsoft came along at least 30 years after the early days of computing; the floppy disk came into really common use less than 30 years ago.

"In the early days of computing, every byte a computer used had to be earned. Companies like Microsoft were able to produce entire operating systems on a single 360 KB floppy disk. Then came Windows. Then came Visual Basic. Then came bloatware which is a software programme with more bells and whistles, buttons and bows in the terms of capabilities than you can shake a stick at.

The downside is that even with faster chips, bigger Hard Disks, and larger allocations of RAM, these monster programs run no faster than their predecessors."

e.g., If it weren't for bloatware, we'd still be in the dark ages of application programming.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bloblotomy - (pron. bluh-Blod-a-mee) Somewhat more thorough than a mere lobotomy . . . but not to worry, with modern science and medicine we can grow you a brand new brain . . . and even improve your personality.

e.g., Instead of spending all that time and money on psychiatric intervention, I think we'll go with bloblotomies for all the children. I hear that they're running a special, "buy one get one free," in PsiCozia City this spring.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

blobstacle - The huge person invariably sitting in the aisle seat of your row at the theater, stadium, arena, etc., who blocks passage to and from all other seats in the row.

e.g., I wanted to go to the concession stand for popcorn, but it wasn't worth the effort to navigate the blobstacle.

submitted by Lou Cowen

block - Bloc: "a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose." Hosting a site such as this, there's no point in wasting my time putting people down for not understanding the differences in meaning of words that sound alike. Better I waste my time making them mean the same.  
The way English works, I'm betting that it won't be too long before the spelling block for bloc becomes more common for meaning "a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose." I'm sure I see block for that much more often than I see bloc.

e.g., "Winning the support of a sizable block of white voters while holding onto a black base is a difficult political balancing act." If a "Caucasian" wrote the converse, would she be called a racist? I'm guessing she would. You can't get away with being a racist these days if you're "white." . . . Later in the day, from some movie, "I'm not white. I can't be racist." | The term was invented by liberals to put all Spanish-speaking peoples into one voting block. | That’s because the left and media (same thing) don’t want them to think of themselves as Americans. They fit into neat little democrat voting blocks the more separated they are from the mainstream. They are easier to control and coddle this way. | Democrats prefer to lump them together as Hispanic or Latino in the hopes of keeping them in a voting block. | "If yesterday's CBS News account of Chief Justice John Roberts switching his vote and ultimately siding with the Supreme Court's liberal voting block in order to uphold the law is correct, then the next question is why, exactly, Roberts switched his vote."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blockamore - A person who only looks good from a block or more -- cf. "butterface."

e.g., Chuck wanted to score at the party, but it was full of blockamores.

submitted by Deacon

blockbusting - "Blockbusting was a business practice of U.S. real estate agents and building developers meant to encourage white property owners to sell their houses at a loss, by implying that racial minorities were moving into their previously racially segregated neighborhood, thus depressing real estate property values. Blockbusting became possible after the legislative and judicial dismantling of legally protected racially segregated real estate practices after World War II, but by the 1980s it largely disappeared as a business practice after changes in law and the real estate market."

e.g., "With blockbusting, real estate companies legally profited from the arbitrage (the difference between the discounted price paid to frightened white sellers and the artificially high price paid by black buyers), and from the commissions resulting from increased real estate sales, and from their higher than market financing of said house sales to black Americans."

submitted by HD

blockheads - Fans of the writer Lawrence Block. From someone's reference to the author.

e.g., I have to admit that I'm a blockhead. Prolific and terrific.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blodgidonka - A silly, ignorant or irresponsibly behaved person.

e.g., Why did you do that, you ... you ... you blodgidonka!

submitted by Matthew James - (www)

bloetry - Poetry written for the sole purpose of a school assignment; shallow, meaningless, and two-dimensional poetry.

e.g., "Lauryn, lemme read your poem for Creative Writing." "Don't bother -- it's bloetry."

submitted by lauryn

bloflomess - The horrible mess of wet broken up trees and buildings left by a hurricane after all the blowing and flooding is over.

e.g., The bloflomess from Ivan left us out of touch for a while.

submitted by Adrian R. Lawler - (www)

blog - A journal that's kept on the internet, most likely for public viewing. Can also be called a "web journal." From the term "weblog" or "blogger." It originated from the popular application called "Blogger" that allows people to easily and freely update their blogs without having to hard-code the sites.

e.g., I haven't updated my blog today; my thousands of reif $senderaddress else aders will be upset.

submitted by Paul Jarvis - (www)

blog tree - For a blog posted to or read by people on (in, part of) an e-mail tree. As is the case with an e-mail tree, most of the people in a blog tree don't know each other. But they know someone who knows someone who knows someone. … That may be all they have in common.  
Sometimes, a blog tree is characterized by an underlying theme, a common interest that most of the people in the blog tree have. Most, but not all. Rather than forward e-mails, they post anonymously to and read blogs they all know about.

e.g., Did you see where that doofus twerp who wakes up in the middle of the night all stuffed up and unable to sleep has started two blog trees? Self-indulgent bitch is a pain in the ass -- but no one's holding a gun to my head and forcing me to listen to what she has to say. Do you have the secret words for t.w.earp.«secret-word» that let you post to and No wonder she uses this e-mail address rather than a permanent one. All set to check out at a moment's notice -- and leave no forwarding address. Do you suppose she'll really send me the «secret-word»s if I visit her blogs and click on the mailto gizmo in the footer? And then let me post? I think I'll give it a try. What do I have to lose -- my parking privileges? |  
Hard-core bacn addicts and e-mail forwarders manage to get themselves put on notification lists (either RSS feeds or something similar) so they can get their e-mail fixes. The ones next to the root of a blog tree get notified directly with robotic e-mails from blogs. They're like the first tier of a chain letter or Ponzi scheme: They get theirs before anyone else does. That's the beauty of multi-level marketing companies like Amway. Did you know that one of its founders owns the Orlando Magic? Wonder if he pals around with the big boys? Nah, he's probably too old for that. Damned rich, though. |  
Hey, I could start an internet rumor about how the Amway dude treats his players like his personal slaves. I could use a blog tree or an e-mail tree to spread it. That'd be fun, wouldn't it. Or I could just go to Wikipedia and screw with the entry there. Ain't the intertubes great? |  
Reading some blogs can be like taking a trip on a bus, plane, or train and listening to some old geezerette sitting next to you baring her soul and telling you her life story. Let her have her fun. You don't have to listen politely. You don't have to visit her blog -- or the blog tree sites she tells you about in her e-mails. Come to think of it, why don't you just discard or file away her e-mails without opening them? Then, when she dies and you're feeling guilty, you can go back for a looksee. . . . See. You were right to ignore them in the first place. If it's not lies, rumors, and "uplifting" tripe in forwarded e-mails, it's original lies, rumors, and tripe in blogs. Geez, why don't these old farts stick to bingo? Or games on the internet? Boe-ring.

submitted by [Vinnie B.] - (www)

blogache - The feeling a blogger gets when she's blogged too much and needs a rest, but still feels the urge to update her weblog.

e.g., I've spent so much time blogging over the past few weeks that I've now got blogache, but I still feel like I need to update my site.

submitted by Martin Conaghan - (www)

blogary - Contraction: "weblog" + "diary." Some weblog (blog) owners assume they have to choose between a personal "diary"and the more general "blog." Most people want to do both, hence "blogary."

e.g., In my blogary I can make personal notes and log websites, too.

submitted by Ivar Zantinge - (www)

blogcation - Combination of blog + vacation.

e.g., Since I'm doing an on-the-road piece for my newspaper column anyway, I've decided to take the family and turn it into a paid blogcation.

submitted by Anne Mathewson - (www)

blogcrime - A blog entry or posting that is offensive due to a lack of taste, self-respect, common sense or intelligence.

e.g., Albert posted more pictures of his ex-wife passed out on the couch. That's a blogcrime.

submitted by Dangerpest - (www)

blogeolet - (1) A small wind instrument with an unexpectedly beefy sound used to announce the presence of a new blog. (2) Any offline material used to draw attention to an undervisited blog. Business cards, stickers, pens, bribes, etc.

e.g., I have no subscribers, despite tooting my blogeolet. I had a whole batch of blogeolets printed but I haven't the nerve to stick 'em anywhere.

submitted by Other Paul - (www)

blogflogging - Shamelessly promoting one's own personal website or blog.

e.g., Talk about blogflogging. Did you see that Bill's added his personal URL to the company's front page?

submitted by chris lawson - (www)

blogfodder - Any discovery or idea that makes for good content in a weblog entry.

e.g., The Onion makes for good blogfodder.

submitted by jim mckenna - (www)

blogger - A lumberjack who can't make it to the A-list.

e.g., The poor Blogger dropped a tree on the judge's pickup during his Master Lumberjack exam and was put back on the B-list. (The judge was, of course, an Alogger.)

submitted by S. Berliner, III - (www)

bloggerati - The glitterati of the blogging world. See also "a-list."

e.g., I can't believe Kottke left a comment on one of my blog posts -- he's the bloggerati king. | Her favorites list is just studded with bloggerati; it's so painfully wannabe.

submitted by amanda - (www)

bloggerific - From the "blog," indicating a great, fantastic or terrific blog.

e.g., Click on the link and see if you don't agree with me that the content is bloggerific.

submitted by Ray Lewis - (www)

blogginaucinihilipilification - The estimation of a blog as valueless, without interest or merit, a waste of bandwidth.

e.g., Blogging on the domain may be an ironic retaliation to an accusation by a blogginaucinihilipilificationist. Were it to deliver sufficiently interesting content, it might be considered an act of counterblogginaucinihilipilificationism.

submitted by Other Paul

blogher - Female blogger. Example from the linked site. (Now dead.)

e.g., "Here are some bloghers I had the privilege to spend some time with and get to know a bit."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bloghog day - The apparent illusion of having already linked to an item, or written about it into your weblog, when in fact you are actually writing about it for the first time.

e.g., I'm having a Bloghog Day. I just posted an entry on my weblog and 've been weblogging for so long, I can't remember if I've already written something similar or not.

submitted by Martin Conaghan - (www)

blogistocracy - The high-brow community of bloggers who are considered to be at the top of the blogging hierarchy, almost entirely on the basis of historical precedent, obsessive linking, and downright relentless posting of faddish items.

e.g., The blogistocracy are always banging on about Flickr, MovableType and other techy fads. I'm always reading about Flickr tags and iPods on Jason Kottke's blog.

submitted by Martin Conaghan - (www)

blognet - A network of closely interrelated weblogs, sharing common goals, interests, or affiliations.

e.g., Welcome to the marketing department? Make sure Harry gets you our team's blogroll, blog makeover, and the team syndication feeds. You'll be part of our blognet by tomorrow.

submitted by Phil Wolff - (www)

blogogler - People who read blogs but refuse to start one themselves. Those fringe readers who lurk, post comments that clearly indicate that they have something to say, but refuse to come into the light.

e.g., I've told her so many times that she should just start her own blog and stop being such a blogogler.

submitted by amanda - (www)

blogogna - A blog full of bologna, a lame blog. Used by Gabriel Loh weiyang.

e.g., Only a blogophile would waste time on that blogogna.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blogophile - A person who is obsessed with reading blogs.

e.g., Timmy's opinions are being formed by his daily consumption of blog. He needs our help; he's becoming a blogophile.

submitted by reesman - (www)

blogopic - A motion picture that has its origins in a particularly fascinating blog, often by way of a blogobook.

e.g., After mastering the cuisine of Julia Childs, Julie Powell wrote a book based on the detailed blog she wrote while making every recipe in Julia's book. Blogopic next?

submitted by natalie

blogorrhea - Pronunciation: blog-uh-RI-uh & lä-
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin
: compulsion to publish online with a typically excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.

e.g., He was struck by another fit of blogorrhea and stayed online typing away for 52 hours straight.

submitted by Fred

blogress - Progress on one's blog.

e.g., No matter how much time I spend at my keyboard, I feel like I'm making no blogress.

submitted by [Gabriel Loh weiyang] - (www)

blogrupt - Depleted; destitute: devoid of new blog ideas.

e.g., I ran out of ideas to post today; I was blogrupt.

submitted by Fred - (www)

blogsecution - Getting fired from your job or pink-slipped on the grounds that you wrote a blog (web log diary) that exposes a weakness or trait in the company or organisation that you work for. Blogsecuted.

e.g., Jim was blogsecuted after he exposed internally irregular activities about the company in his daily blog.

submitted by Clinton Jones - (www)

blogsnatch - Snatching and posting content from another blog to your own -- with a credit and link back to the blogger from whom it was taken, of course.

e.g., Joke posted was blogsnatched from minddiversion dot com.

submitted by Anne Mathewson - (www)

blogspiracy - (We)blog + (con)spiracy. Used for persuasion on the Internet, primarily in blogs. The purpose of a blogspiracy is to spread a non-truth, partial-truth, or urban legend to make people aware of a current event. Often used for political persuasion. The blogspiracy topic can then spread via the Internet, and like a sound bite taken out of context, convince someone uneducated in politics or current events that a particular position is valid. Many blobspiracists take news items from years past and "reissue" them as recent.

e.g., 1. Linking the draft to 6/6/06: Prior to June 6, 2006, many blogs made reference to a Congressional debate on reinstating the draft happening that day, linking that event to the Biblical mark of the beast. The event never happened. No stories were reported by the AP, CNN, etc., and it wasn't listed in Congress's daily logs. The goal of the blogspiracy: to raise awareness of the ongoing war in Iraq. 2. Per an anonymous source President Bush was autographing US flags while in Austria in June 2006. This is not illegal (there is no law against "desecration" of a flag, just a code of guidelines), but bloggists use this to point out that the GOP is currently leading a campaign to make illegal the burning of the flag, and therefore this is hypocrisy. The blogs that use this show a picture of the President signing a flag from an AP story in 2003. Again, no reporting by the AP, CNN, etc. The goal of the blogspiracy: to raise awareness of the GOP's amendment to ban flag burning and claim the party is hypocritical on this issue.

submitted by John Sebben - (www)

blogstipation - A painful and sometimes disabling condition whereby the excitement of setting up one's blog is replaced with the inability to find anything remotely interesting to blog about.

e.g., Were it not for a severe case of blogstipation, Richard may have been the greatest online author never known.

submitted by Issa Breibish - (www)

blogstorm - When a blogger doesn't update a blog for a significant period of time, then overcompensates with an insane flurry of posts in a few hours.

e.g., Sean's blogstorming again.

submitted by Sean

blogtrail - The progression of links followed from one blog to to the next.

e.g., Followed a new blogtrail yesterday. It was great. I started at "J-Walk" and found a link to "Coudal Partners" who in turn mentioned "Things Magazine." Wonderful blogs all.

submitted by Anne Mathewson - (www)

blogtroversial - A contraction of "blog" and "controversial." Essentially, a post or other action taken by a blogger that causes a commotion amongst bloggers.

e.g., Joe's post is very blogtroversial--everyone's talking about it.

submitted by Pete - (www)

bloguistically - For a particularly fluent style of writing found in stream-of-consciousness blog entries.

e.g., "I don't have time for your verbal ramblings at this juncture. Yours is simply a point of view to be expanded and supported blogistically," said the Jennavator.

submitted by paige_archer

blogvy - Envy of someone else's superior blog.

e.g., There I was thinking I had the trend of the "fifty quid bloke" comprehensively covered, but then someone showed me Lloyd's blog, and I was struck by a sudden, overwhelmingly painful case of blogvy.

submitted by alan - (www)

blogzombie - Someone who's sole thrill in life is reading other people's weblogs, journals, and diaries.

e.g., Kay was a lot more fun before she turned into a blogzombie.

submitted by Dylon Whyte

bloin - Section of the digestive system between the duodenum and the small intestine.

e.g., Splarkey ate so many cheesey-poofs that his bloin became inflamed.

submitted by fishboy - (www)

blole - The effect seen on the web when a link to report a broken link is broken.

e.g., I tried to report a broken link on your site but ended up in a blole.

submitted by Ray Cassick - (www)

blomage - The method by which holes are made in cheese--using a narrow tube to blow air into cheese, thereby creating holes

e.g., While the Swiss cheese was still soft, Eric used his blomage tool to add some decorative holes.

submitted by gary blaney - (www)

blomit - Blog vomit. The act and product of posting to a weblog whatever thoughts come to mind.

e.g., I'd hoped that Kyle's online journal would be insightful and intelligent, but it was really just blomit. | I don't really have any point to make in today's post, so instead I'll just blomit for a while.

submitted by Mike Garvey - (www)

blonde-day - A day when an otherwise intelligent person is tricked or does something foolish.

e.g., I fell for her scheme because I was having a blonde-day due to overwork and distractions.

submitted by Danny Middleton

blonde-lectual - What a slow blonde would say to someone calling her stupid.

e.g., Shut up, Kiri, I'm a blond-lectual. In case you dont know, that means I'm clever. So there.

submitted by charley

blonde-moment - The blank facial expression associated with having a blonde moment.

e.g., When I asked him what today's date is, he just gave me a blond-moment.

submitted by pat - (www)

blonde-out - Used when a person says or does something which gives the impression that she has the same intelligence level as a blonde cheerleader. "Blond-out" for males.

e.g., Amber had a blonde-out yesterday when she used white-out on our monitor on a spelling mistake she made in Word.

submitted by whippyX

blondefinger - The unfortunate tendency of the less-than-diligent typist to put her finger(s) on the wrong key(s).

e.g., No thanks, Gramma, I'll just fook it up. Ooops! Blondefinger. I mean, I'll just look it up.

submitted by angelinfreefall - (www)

blondefolded - State of mind in which one fails to see the obvious.

e.g., Connie was so blondefolded that she had only enough time to put her name on the test.

submitted by Amanda Beckwith

blondefounded - To be speechless due to lack of intelligence.

e.g., I was so overcome by the wit and thougtful structure of that speech I was blondefounded.

submitted by matt clarke

blondelle - An adjective describing a fine specimen of the female of the species, of particular flaxen or golden variety. Note that this characteristic is most often doled out to females not of natural blonde hair, as the bleached hair has a tendency to catch the eye and enchant the soul.

e.g., B: Wow, she was fine. A: She was a fabulous blondelle.

submitted by j. charles hay - (www)

blonding - To act incredibly stupid, as in every single blonde joke you've ever heard.

e.g., "Do you think she's an idiot?" Naah, she's just blonding."

submitted by Rainbow Woman

blood libel - Wikipedia, accurate enough this time: "Blood libel (also blood accusation) is a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, usually , murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays."  
The fact that the term has long been used to malign Jews simply shouldn't be a legitimate reason for not using it when someone is falsely accused of having been involved in a bloodletting. The false accusation nature of the term should be the key to its use, not the party against whom the accusation is made.


"'Blood libel' has particular, painful meaning to Jewish people": January 13, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times In saying her critics manufactured "a blood libel," Sarah Palin deployed a phrase linked to the false accusations made for centuries against Jews, often to malign them as child killers who coveted the blood of Christian children.  
Blood libel has been a central fable of anti-Semitism in which Jews have been accused of using the blood of gentile children for medicinal purposes or to mix in with matzo, the unleavened bread traditionally eaten at Passover. The spreading of the blood libel dates to the Middle Ages — and perhaps further — and those allegations have led to massacres of Jewish communities for just as long.  
The term blood libel carries particular power in the Jewish community, though it has taken on other shades of meaning. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said Wednesday that "while the term blood libel has become part of the English parlance to refer to someone being falsely accused, we wish that Palin had used another phrase, instead of one so fraught with pain in Jewish history."  
One of the first recorded tragedies attributed to blood libel occurred in the 12th century, when a boy named William in Norwich, England, was found dead with stab wounds. Local Jews were accused of killing the child in a ritual fashion and, according to several histories on religion, most of the Jewish population there was subsequently wiped out.  
Such charges continued for centuries, with Jews often assigned blame in the unsolved killings of children. Many of the dead children were considered martyrs; several were elevated to sainthood by the Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches.  
Allegations of blood libel spread during the Holocaust and persist today.
| Elsewhere: "Pundits say that the reason this phrase has provoked so much anger is because Palin is using the specific and intense sense of "blood libel" to refer to verbal criticisms, implying an equivalence between both circumstances. The famous linguist Deborah Tannen speculated today that Palin and her advisors are unaware of blood libel's historical meaning, and that the whole episode is a case of semantic bleaching, a phenomenon where a word or term with a specialized meaning takes on a more generalized set of associations with time. In this scenario, the term may simply be thought to mean 'a false accusation regarding responsibility for harm to others.'"  
ED. Regardless of whether Abraham Foxman or anyone else liked it, Sarah Palin's use of the term blood libel in January 2011 was apt, if not perfect. To be accused of being involved in the spilling of blood when you aren't is, indeed, a blood libel according to some dictionaries -- including this faux dictionary you're checking right now.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

blood sack - A human. The term is used by vampires.

e.g., "Esmeralda bared her fangs when the video store clerk told her all the copies of Love at First Bite were checked out. How dare a blood sack tell her what she could watch."

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

bloodnut - A person with excessive red- or ginger-coloured hair.

e.g., Q: Do you think her hair colour's natural. A. Sure, she's a bloodnut.

submitted by matt

bloodsport - Something that is very dangerous, taken from the movie with the same name.

e.g., You better not flip that 8 stair, it's too bloodsport.

submitted by Herb

bloody sunset - A sunset that occurs shortly after rain and the sky has cleared just enough to see a sunset. The sky is all one colour and the earth is bathed in a glow--especially red or orange.

e.g., Shortly after the storm cleared up, a bloody sunset could be seen all over the city.

submitted by Liam Callaghan

blooger - A simple or mundane blog writer. A phonetic mix of "booger" and "blogger."

e.g., The Jennavator states, "Sadly, so much material posted in public blogs is submitted by the global village's idiot blooger."

submitted by paige_archer

bloogie - What comes out of your nose when you sneeze while searching Google.

e.g., I was searching Google for fun games when I sneezed and blew a bloogie onto the keyboard.

submitted by Carl

bloogle - Posting on newsgroups for weblogging.

e.g., That thread is a bloogle. Someone should tell the writer about web logs.

submitted by Joel Garry - (www)

bloogle - A blog on

e.g., I was reading the bloogle and the writer said they were hiring.

submitted by dplass

bloomable - Possible.

e.g., That idea could be bloomable.

submitted by Lis

bloompy - The word to use when you can't be bothered working out what mood you're in.

e.g., How am I today? Umm, I think I'm feeling a bit bloompy.

submitted by Rosie

bloompy - Someone who is a late bloomer.

e.g., That bloompy is so far behind he thinks he's a trend setter with his bell bottom pants and patent leather shoes.

submitted by chindonation

bloop - To cease functioning normally or "go up." Possibly of Caribbean extraction.

e.g., My computer just blooped. I think it has a virus.

submitted by Douglas Balog

blorf - A person who's idea of exercise is taking the beer bottles back to the store in exchange for fresh brew. Generally overweight and shapeless. He/she can be winded tying up a pair of shoes.

e.g., We invited Jeff to go mountain biking with us but he's too much of a blorf to get off the couch.

submitted by Dave Burakoff

blorfidaguck - Any unpleasant semi-solid, especially if smells bad.

e.g., Holding the infant, Uncle George found blorfidaguck in his lap.

submitted by Brian Weeks

blork - Someone that is goofy, typically used as an insult

e.g., J is a complete blork.

submitted by John W. Flynt

blorky - Being ill or something causing a feeling of being ill.

e.g., That wheatgerm oatmeal has made me feel a little blorky.

submitted by withoutwax - (www)

blorodenefing - Clutter.

e.g., Jack's room was filled with blorodenefing.

submitted by Sir Adam Jungers III

blosinct - Antonym for "succinct." Marked by bloated, vague expression with many wasted words.

e.g., AB sure doesn't say much. His writing is blosinct.

submitted by Asian Bastard - (www)

blote - Short for blog-note, it is related to a mini-blog, but has a defined purpose. The mini-blog could be any smaller blog contained within a larger one--perhaps even a guest blogger. The blote, on the other hand, is a small blog within a larger one that presents content the blogger would like to post without displacing the more important content in his main blog.

e.g., My Weblog is mostly about investing, so I post entries about my cat to my blote.

submitted by Chris - (www)

blouchie - The annoying, slightly painful bruise you receive on the inside of your arm afer receiving a blood test.

e.g., Check out my blouchie. The nurse really shoved that needle in hard. Guess I shouda waited until after the test to pinch her butt, huh?

submitted by amanda

blough - Like plow or plough a field. An expression used in reference to something exciting or unexpected.

e.g., I was walking along, and blough, up walks this beautiful woman. | I was going for a 360, and blough, right on my head.

submitted by Michael Keehn

blount - To have already put up money.

e.g., "Leggett. you need to put up your money for this pizza." "No way. I already blount. It's Josh who needs to ante up."

submitted by Leggett

blousefarten - Volunteering, helping, or teaching little children.

e.g., Since I refused to take swimming lessons, my father told me I had to do something productive, like blousefarten.

submitted by Emily Elizabeth

bloviator - Puffing with hot air but saying nothing.

e.g., Obama's speeches about change and "saving the world" make him a bloviator.

submitted by Jeff - (www)

blow chunks - To throw up. | Blowing chunks: throwing up, puking, up-chucking. (ED. Possibly, as the second example suggests, "deserves to be horsewhipped." Maybe just "sucks.")

e.g., Chris did it again. Drank too much and blew chunks all over the floor last night. | "8 The fact that this soldier did not just kick the crap out of this little douche is more proof to me that all of the MSM blows chunks for every slander they have thrown at our [m]ilitary for decades now. They can all kiss it high and deep. This particular one can eat my toe fungus."

submitted by tim dunk | Rachel

blow out - Being so tired (due to stress, fatique, a broken heart, etc.) that one cannot even be grammatically correct. Therefore, instead of being "blown out," one is simply "blow out." Makes more sense in a way, seeing as how stating it most of the time indicates that one is still in that state.

e.g., I am so blow out, it's crazy.

submitted by chris - (www)

blow your buffer - Used amongst the computer guys. To lose your train of thought, or when someone is talking so much she won't let you get a word in, and then you lose your train of thought.

e.g., Great, she threw me off and then I blew my buffer.

submitted by DJ Epifany - (www)

blow your chips - To go insane, often used when a person is about to do something crazy or stupid.

e.g., You're going to go skydiving while your leg is broken? Have you blown your chips?

submitted by Aurora

blow-baggin - to not tell the truth on a certain matter, lying to one under extreme circumstances

e.g., A. I won the lottery the other day, Dustin. D.No way. You're blow-baggin'.

submitted by Nathan French

blowback - The unintented fallout due to the often ugly business of espionage work.

e.g., The decision to hold many top-level Al-Queda officials in Egypt and Jordan is a clear effort of the part of the CIA to minimize blowback. By holding them in a foreign nation the prisoners are not protected by American civil liberties and interrogation can be much more creative. Modern interrogation techniques bear little resemblance to the knuckle-busting nonsense portrayed in Hollywood action movies but, nevertheless, would violate many rights normally extended to Americans.

submitted by Stephen Mize

blower - Australian and British slang for a telephone.

e.g., I tried calling to wish him a happy birthday last night, but I couldn't get through for over an hour. His teenage son was on the blower. | I haven't spoken to him in ages, so I'd best get on the blower to him.

submitted by condominimum | Tova - (www)

blowfish - A descriptive pejorative term for one who displays unjustifiably high self-esteem by assuming an exaggerated, large, or erect posture.

e.g., Did you see how he puffed out his chest when you told him the truth? What a blowfish.

submitted by Reed

blowin' the corncob - Talking about when one was young, about "the good ol' days."

e.g., Grandpa's blowin' the corncob again.

submitted by reese danger epstein

bloxes - The little circles covering X symbols at the end of each cell in a table in MS Word. The singular is blox.

e.g., I recognize that this is a table from the bloxes, so shut up.

submitted by killer

blu-why - The annoying habit of Hollywood to release any movie title (no matter how bad it did with the critics or audiences) on a higher-definition DVD format.

e.g., No offense, Chuck and Larry, but I don't think you're worth buying in Blu-why.

submitted by onjaysun

bluckie - Sick, ill. All the way to the bone. You're sore all over and haven't slept for days.

e.g., I would go out with you guys tonight, but I haven't slept in days and I feel downright bluckie.

submitted by Jeremiah

bludgeoneer - An in-your-face antagonist lacking subtelty.

e.g., A bludgeoneer doesn't care about results--he only cares about insults.

submitted by Joel Parker

bludgeonist - One who beats someone with extremely heavy blows.

e.g., He hits like a bludgeonist.

submitted by bob

bludger - Aussie slang for someone who is lazy and not doing work.

e.g., Get back to work, you bludgers.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

blue - Heterosexual. From the fact that the original meaning of "gay" is opposite one of the uses of "blue": heterosexual~homosexual, blue~gay.

e.g., Some blue people support gay rights, but keep quiet about it because they're afraid of rebuke.

submitted by dr_dan

blue and black - Of mixt parentage, part African Martian and part native Martian. A significant subset of the developing Martian populace.

e.g., Our blue and black community continues to contribute heavily to the general welfare of the planet, notably in the entertainment industry.

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

blue beans - German slang for bullets.

e.g., Praise the Lord and pass the blue beans.

submitted by [Oliver Tapanade] - (www)

blue falcon - Someone who is willing to harm her buddies for profit or personal advancement. Almost exclusively military slang.

e.g., I can't believe he would blue falcon you like that, telling the commander about your drinking just so he could get the slot.

submitted by Selena

blue funk - US: to be depressed; UK: to be fearful.

e.g., Seeing her again put me in a blue funk.

submitted by HD Fowler

blue hairs - Old people, especially women.

e.g., Sorry I was late, but the left lane was filled with nothing but blue hairs going 40. | How do you get 100 blue hairs to swear at the same time? Yell "BINGO!"

submitted by Carlos Coutinho - (www)

blue jeans - Police officers.

e.g., I was caught by the blue jeans.

submitted by Jerome Greco - (www)

blue laws -

Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture: Blue Laws

Regulations that prohibit individuals from engaging in certain private and public activities on Sunday and that impose legal sanction on violators are referred to as "blue laws," "Sunday legislation," "Sunday closing laws," or "Sunday statutes." Restricted behavior covers a broad spectrum. Through the years city ordinances and state statutes have prohibited sporting events and entertainment as well as the sale of certain items, such as alcohol, tobacco, and motor vehicles. Boxing, wrestling, horse racing, hunting, bingo, billiards, movie theaters, bowling, card playing, cockfighting, dancing, gaming, polo, and raffles have been among the banned recreational pursuits. Some states have prohibited serving civil processes (subpoenas, warrants, and so forth) on Sunday.

Derived from Sabbatarian laws existing in Europe, the first blue law in the present United States was enacted in the colony of Virginia in 1610. Two origins exist for the phrase "blue law." Some contend that it is a reference to the paper's color upon which Puritan colonial laws were printed or wrapped, while others believe it designates those who observed the laws as "true blue." In the nineteenth century the United States was predominately rural, and clerics utilized their power to influence legislators on what should constitute proper observance of Sunday. By 1931, of the forty-eight states, only California resisted the enactment of blue laws.

State legislatures have enacted general Sunday closing laws, although most states permit municipalities to regulate Sunday activities. In present Oklahoma the First Territorial Legislature included such laws in the 1890 statutes. These codes were carried forward into the Oklahoma Constitution at 1907 statehood. In 1911 Oklahoma City's blue laws included the closing of pool halls and movie theaters. In August 1923 an orchestra at Medicine Park was charged with "Sabbath breaking" for performing servile labor. The town of Bethany had restrictions prohibiting cigarette, tobacco, gasoline, and candy sales in 1926. Jazz, intercollegiate athletics, and the wearing of superfluous jewelry were also condemned, and Sunday newspapers were rarely read by Bethany citizens. In 1931 Tulsa officials enforced Sunday closing laws by prosecuting owners of grocery stores, movie theaters, gas stations, and drug stores.

Since the 1950s many states have gradually repealed general Sunday closing laws, and efforts for a national Sunday observance law have failed. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of such state legislation. In 1961 the court ruled decisively in McGowan v. Maryland, stating that blue laws were legal if they did not interfere with freedom of religion and did not establish a state religion. In the 1960s and 1970s Oklahoma citizens' groups such as the Save Our Sundays Committee and the Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association launched petitions for a state "uniform day of rest and recreation" law. The proposed amendment would require retail outlets to close one day per week, either Saturday or Sunday, would ban the sale of merchandise other than specifically defined "necessities," and would provide for stronger penalties for violators. The petitions were unsuccessful.

In 1985 twenty-two states, where religious fundamentalism remained strong, maintained general restrictions on Sunday behavior. Generally, the blue laws restricted commercial activity, alcohol sales, and automobile sales. These states made exceptions for works of "necessity" and "charity" and for individuals who worship on a day other than Sunday. Exceptions were also made for retail outlets that promoted Sunday as a day of relaxation, recreation, or religious observances. Legislators regulated such by imposing specific prohibitions on identified activities, writing a separate statute for each. A common restriction was alcohol sales. Some states prevented liquor stores from opening on Sundays, while other states banned the sale of hard liquor but allowed the sale of beer and wine. In 1985 Oklahoma statutes restricted boxing, wrestling, bingo, and liquor and motor vehicle sales on Sunday.

The enforcement of Sunday closing laws, either through the state court system or apprehension and prosecution of violators by state or local police, depends upon popular attitudes and debate, which constitute a mixture of religious convictions, commercial interests, and civil rights concepts. There have been three principal challenges to blue law legality: substantive, procedural, and preemptive. Substantive challenges constitute claims that blue laws violate freedom of religion and illegally restrain trade. Most litigation has involved procedural issues, in which plaintiffs argue violations of "equal protection and due process provisions, discriminatory enforcement, and impermissible delegation of legal rule-making authority" to local jurisdictions. The preemptive argument states that blue laws conflict with federal legislation.

Sunday, once called the Lord's Day, is now known as a day "in protection of the workingman." Oklahoma's statutes state that "acts deemed useless and serious interruptions of the repose and religious liberty of the community," such as trades, manufacturing, mechanical employment, horse racing, and gaming are forbidden. Public selling of commodities other than necessary foods and drinks, medicine, ice, and surgical and burial equipment, and other necessities can legally be prohibited on Sunday. In Oklahoma a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars may be imposed on individuals for each offense.


BIBLIOGRAPHY: David N. Laband and Deborah Hendry Heinbuch, Blue Laws: The History, Economics, and Politics of Sunday-Closing Laws (Lexington, Mass.: D. C. Heath and Co., 1987). Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 12 December 1931, 3 August 1961, 24 March 1963, and 23 July 1970. Oklahoma Statutes Annotated, Crimes and Punishments, 2004 Supplement, secs. 907 911.

Tally D. Fugate

© Oklahoma Historical Society


  • The only blue laws I've ever noticed were those in Missouri in the 1960s and 1970s. The only stores I remember being open on Sundays were drug stores -- and some of the items were covered so they couldn't be purchased. |

  • David J. Hanson, Ph.D.: "Contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence to support the assertion that the blue laws were originally printed on blue paper. Instead, the word blue was commonly used in the eighteenth century as a disparaging reference to rigid moral codes and those who observed them (e.g., 'bluenoses').  
    "Other early blue laws prohibited work, travel, recreation, and activities such as cooking, shaving, cutting hair, wearing either lace or precious metals, sweeping, making beds, kissing, and engaging in sexual intercourse. The Puritans believed that a child was born on the same day of the week on which it was conceived. Therefore, the parents of children born on a Sunday were punished for violating the blue law nine months earlier." |

  • The New York Times: "PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Here in the birthplace of Thanksgiving, where the Pilgrims first gave thanks in 1621 for their harvest and their survival, some residents are giving thanks this year for something else: the Colonial-era blue laws that prevent retailers from opening their doors on the fourth Thursday of November." |

  • End CT Blue Laws:: "It’s time to put Connecticut’s consumers first by ending the state’s antiquated blue laws regulated the sale of alcohol. . . . [O]ur neighborhood grocery and package stores deserve the right to compete on an even playing field with stores in neighboring states that have already repealed their outdated blue laws." |

  • CBS New York | November 13, 2012 9:34 PM: "HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bergen County, N.J. this week will reinstate its Blue Laws that ban retail shopping on Sundays, according to a published report." |

  • Blue Law Challengers Respond to 'Ridiculous' Comment | January 28, 2012 : "In a Letter to the Editor, Mitchell T. Horn responds to Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera's recent comment that Modernize Bergen County's Blue Law repeal argument is 'ridiculous.' Readers can weigh-in by taking our poll." |

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blue mud - Full of crap. I'm not exactly sure. I found this site because I was looking for the origin of the phrase. I've always understood it to be a "polite" way of saying that another person is "full of 'crap.'" I've also heard it as "full of blue mud" or "your ass is full of blue mud." Again, I'm not sure but I think it comes from the southeastern U.S. (ED. Now that your "word" is here, it means "full of crap." Your entry means whatever you want it to mean, no more no less. Check the entry at humptydumptyism for Humpty Dumpty's quote regarding meanings of words.)

e.g., You can't believe a word Chris says. He's full of blue mud.

submitted by Chris Brown

blue peter - From the children's television program of the same name. A popular segment included the making of toys from household waste--bottles, egg boxes, and sticky back plastic . The phrase now relates to bodged work and improvisation to manufacture your way out of a problem.

e.g., I couldn't buy a Cold Air Feed for my car, so I had to go a bit Blue Peter.

submitted by Matt Goldsmythe - (www)

blue q-tip - The older woman who colors her hair to cover the gray.

e.g., The blue q-tip's head was just barely visble above the steering wheel.

submitted by Cecilia Marsh

blue room - A room where contractors are not allowed, only employees (blue-badges).

e.g., Did you have any of that chili in the break room? No, that's a blue room.

submitted by mila eighteen

blue screen - To perform something by rote, or without enthusiasm. Derived from TV or movie technology in which actors stand in front of a blue screen to perform their scene, and the fackground is added later. (ED. Are green screens out-of-date?)

e.g., The prime minister really "blue screened" his speech last night, didn't he?

submitted by Paul

blue screen day - A day when everything goes wrong and it all needs to be started again. From the use of blue error and installation screens on Microsoft operating systems. Usually occurs during moments of extreme work pressure.

e.g., No, I haven't got the system documentation. I'm having a blue screen day--everything needs to be reinstalled.

submitted by Alien Burrito

blue screen saver - The sky. Used by workers in hi-rise offices where they are occupied in thankless IT jobs.

e.g., I was concentrating on debugging the code so much that I hadn't noticed the blue screen saver had gone dark.

submitted by Alien Burrito

blue sky folly - The error of deduction whereby a person automatically opens windows on sunny days, regardless of actual air temperature.

e.g., I soon realized why I was shivering. Georgina had succumbed to blue sky folly and opened all the windows.

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

blue-blood - Expression used by Americans to refer to Englishmen. Dates back to at least the middle ages when the aristocracy rarely, if ever, went out of doors. The result was a transparent, alabaster complexion which made the veins beneath the skin appear prominent and blue.

e.g., Most Americans think the actor Christopher Plummer is a blue-blood when, in fact, he's a Canadian.

submitted by Stephen Mize

blue-dog - A conservative Democrat who tends to vote with the Republican party. Also known as blue-dog Democrats.

e.g., The blue-dogs are such foreign policy conservatives they can always be counted on to vote with the Republicans on defence issues.

submitted by Stephen Mize

blue-eyed sex - Blue-eyed sex is a euphemism for necrophilia or the habit of people who have sex with corpses.

e.g., Blue-eyed sex was invariably reserved for the wealthier citizens of Athens.

submitted by Winston Truhorn

blue-hair - Used to describe annoying old people. Like those who haggle for ten minutes at the checkout counter because the price rang up five cents more than what the item was advertised for, or those out for a Sunday drive who cruise at 20 mph below the speed limit.

e.g., That's it. I'm going around this blue-hair. (Craaaaaash!)

submitted by Nemmers - (www)

blue-tiful - Blue and beautiful.

e.g., Ashley has the most blue-tiful eyes.

submitted by Natalie

bluebill - Common name for the Lesser and Greater Scaup Ducks. Often called "little bluebills" or "big bluebills," respectively.

e.g., A large raft of big and little bluebills was diving for food on the river.

submitted by Steve McDonald

bluejacking - Using a bluetooth-enabled device to broadcast spam messages to other bluetooth-enabled devices within range.

e.g., Some nitwit is bluejacking this area.

submitted by bristolz - (www)

bluenish - for a description of a wound, could be a black and blue mark.

e.g., The cut on the boy's hand looked bluenish.

submitted by Joe Sigrelli

bluescreen - When your computer crashes. Named after the old color of the screen when the computer crashed or had a fatal error.

e.g., Rats, my computer just went bluescreen on me ... for the third time this afternoon. Yeah, I'm running Windows. How'd you know?

submitted by Rainbow Woman

blueser - One who is profoundly unhappy about life or is always singing a sad song to the world.

e.g., The team was full of sullen bluesers, skulking off the field after losing a close game that was supposed to be just for fun.

submitted by eric kasarjian

bluestocking - An educated, intellectual woman. A woman with strong scholarly or literary interests.

e.g., I can't imagine it any more, but I once thought I might be interested in marrying a bluestocking. What was I thinking?

submitted by HD Fowler

bluey - A shearer's singlet.

e.g., All country guys wear blueys.

submitted by Nicole - (www)

bluey - Australian: A densly woven,heavy, half-length coat usually dark blue and black made from coarse wool.

e.g., Jeez, it's cold mate. If I didn't have me bluey I'd be knackered.

submitted by mick

bluey - Australian: A red-haired male.

e.g., Bluey, chuck us another stubbie will ya.

submitted by mick

bluey - Australian: A Blue Heeler dog. Australian cattle dog which has a dark blue-black, thick, short-haired coat often with white speckles. Medium-sized dog with stocky build. Bred for working with cattle.

e.g., If it wasn't for me blueys, these cows would be all over the place.

submitted by mick

bluger - A person who does nothing productive, useful, or unselfish.

e.g., The bluger sat on the porch all day drinking beer.

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blumber - Something gross, nasty--not pleasant looking.

e.g., The boy's Two-month-old sandwich looked blumber.

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