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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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blumbling - A combination of blurbs and mumbling, an incomprehensible muttering.

e.g., My roommate won't let me have a moment of peace. He keeps blumbling as he has run out of coherent words to say.

submitted by Thomas Finney

blump - Spoken only, said instead of some complex but unimportant bit of text.

e.g., If you were reading this aloud to someone: "and the phone number to call is 555-5555" or were reading: "found at our homepage" you would instead read: "and the phone number to call is blump" or read: "found at our homepage blump."

submitted by Joseph Knight

blumpy - Comically fat -- such as a really big stuffed animal with big eyeballs.

e.g., I just happen to think all elephants look blumpy myself.

submitted by Ken

blun - A tribe of knomes that dispise church bells.

e.g., The Blun stole a goat for milk

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blundered - To be so exhausted you lie on the floor, spread-eagled.

e.g., She was so tired, she fell flat on the floor, blundered.

submitted by Daniela

blunderful - A seemingly bad or careless mistake that actually has a serious, good outcome.

e.g., It was blunderful the way he had met Tobey: he tripped over her feet at the midnite showing of Rosemary's Baby.

submitted by Karen Erickson

blunderwear - Underwear that has "marks."

e.g., After seeing that roller coaster, I got blunderwear.

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blung - Past tense of bling when bling is used (correctly) as a verb.

e.g., You should have seen how hard that watch blung.

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blunkaberous - Full of hard obstacles, dangerous.

e.g., When he ran into the blunkaberous classroom, he slammed into several desks before crashing to a halt.

submitted by Kagi Kato

blunkett - To blunder due to rushing.

e.g., Chris really blunketted that one, eh?

submitted by J Ella Smith

blur like sotong - Used to denote someone who doesn't understand a thing that's going on. Sotong is the Malay word for squid. Often used in Singapore.

e.g., Aiiyah, this is the third time I've told him this and he still doesn't understand. Blur like Sotong.

submitted by Becky Farrah

blurbiage - the verbiage in a blurb, of course.

e.g., The only changes to worry about are on the cover (remove Liz's blurb) and the copy on the first page (I rewrote it to include her blurbiage).

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blurbicle - In a magazine, they often have stories that are not quite long enough to be called articles, but too long to be called blurbs. Thus, the blurbicle.

e.g., There was a blurbicle in _People_ this month raving about our show.

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blurble - the sound a large sweaty person makes when she sits on plastic.

e.g., Did you hear blurble when Lyle sat on the plastic couch?

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blurday - A non-specific day of the week. Used when time and events get going too fast to keep them straight in your mind, such as when under enormous pressure at work or at home.

e.g., I saw a movie last Tuesday -- or was it Wednesday? Oh, it was some blurday last week.

submitted by Anna Hanson - (www)

blurebleup - The noise or image created by rewinding.

e.g., The blurebleup sounded like there was enough corruption in the VCR to break it open.

submitted by Luke

blurgh - A one word sentence that connotes a general feeling of discontent.

e.g., Blurgh.

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blurker - Blog lurkers. Those who follow blogs but do not contribute to them.

e.g., How can I blurk Tom's blogging since he removed his "blogs I read" links?

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blurnout - Blog Burnout.

e.g., But am I sick or do I suffer from some kind of addiction? Am I on the verge of "blurnout"? (ooh, another one!) I can't say that I have suffered any blogger burnout yet. Yessh, I don't make enough entries to feel a twinge of carpal tunnel let alone blurnout, but I worry that I am an "at risk" case. Is it only a matter of time? -- July 15, 2004 posting on

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blurp - any pasta and cheese dish made from scratch that makes a plopping sound when it hits the dish

e.g., I made blurp for dinner tonight

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blurple - "Color that is a mixture of many colors, but is not black. Unknown, unnamed color."

e.g., "After coloring and recoloring her hair, it was now blurple."

submitted by Keena

blurple - That shade of blue-purple that inspires arguments over which it is. DEEP blurple moves people to violence.

e.g., I just got a new car, a beautiful deep blurple.

submitted by BigAssFries

blursday - A time in your mind when you do not know the date.

e.g., Someone help me out. I'm having a Blursday. What is today?

submitted by Ian Faynik

blurtate - Blurtate: To blurt a reactive response without thinking. Blurtation: The "body" of the "blurt."

e.g., His conversation was punctuated with various ignorant blurtations. He was therefore accused of being blurtatious. The a-blurtatious thinkers would have nothing to do with him.

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blurtation - A confession of a personal nature, usually given without thinking of the possible repercussions.

e.g., The blurtation about my sex life proved to be embarrassing.

submitted by Leigh Ann

blustermont - Windy weather conditions. Pronounced with a long u as in blue. The word is a play on French pronunciation and word structure.

e.g., C'est une jour blustermont, aujourdhui.

submitted by Jennie

blustrious - Used when describing excessively windy weather conditions, with frequent gusts capable of destroying any umberella in its path.

e.g., Phew! it's blustrious out there today.

submitted by Martin Clift

bly, blyh - Oh, well; whatever; who cares.

e.g., Randy: You're overspending today. Mandy: Bly.

submitted by Olof

blyth - Outrageously cool, above and beyond the normal variations of cool . . . such as ultracool, supercool, and mega cool.

e.g., The most blyth thing I've done in my life was tandem base jump naked off Angel Falls. (ED. Anyone who says she jumped naked off Angel Falls deserves to have her name made into a word -- even if it's a lie.)

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bmw - Burly Mountain Woman | (n.) 1. The (fictional) collegiate degree everyone seems to desire these days; (and, of course,) 2. the automobiles built and sold by_Bayerische_Motoren_Werke,_AG_"Bavarian Motor Works, LLC." (From the ritzy car and German company.)

e.g., Look at that chick. She's a BMW. | "Wow, you are so driven. How on earth are you doing 24 credit hours?! ... And when do you sleep?" "Weekends." "Are you crazy?" "No, I'm ambitious! And I am going to win! I'm gonna have the very best of everything!" "So, you aren't really looking for a BBA or a BCom; you want a BMW." "Yep. The degree is a means to an end." "Well, at least you're an honest Machiavellian." "Thanks."

submitted by Carl Snyder | Scott M. Ellsworth

bmw-ish - (Pronounced bee-em-DUB-boo-wish or, more formally, bee-em-DUB-bull-ish; adj.) Of or pertaining to 1. persons who are (or believe themselves to be) on the high road to wealth and power (e.g., professionals, industrialists, entrepreneurs); 2. the trappings of wealth (including the ubiquitous BMW), especially if the speaker believes such trappings (high-end tech, expensive clothes, air of relaxed affluence, name dropping) to be a facade (that is, envious imitation); 3. envy of the wealthy; 4. something only the rich or powerful would have. [Coined by my Wife when she saw a really classy car in a traffic jam yesterday (20120715).]

e.g., "You have a pachinko parlor in your basement?, with a pool and a theater! How cool is that? You are so BMW-ish!" | In_Lord_of_War, Nicholas Cage's character pretends to be wealthy to woo the woman he loves: it's so stinking BMW-ish.

submitted by Scott M. Ellsworth

bnc - Someone who wears bad-scented cologne.

e.g., Wow, did you get a whiff? Chris is definitely BNC.

submitted by Stephanie & Maggie

bo - Very; of a high degree. Probably from "bodacious." Common to the Philadelphia area.

e.g., The Rolling Stones concert was bo cool.

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bo jea - Synonym of "Boo ya." Used in times of extreme joy or excitement. Also making fun of "ballers" and "slobbers."

e.g., "Bo Jea!"

submitted by Gabe

boap - Cosmetics packed for a long vacation or trip.

e.g., Are we gonna need an individual suitcase for boap? (Of course you are. Oh, it was a rhetorical question.)

submitted by Evman

board chat - To talk to another person on a message board, carrying on a real-time conversation in a thread and eventually dominating the thread and causing it to digress. Board chatter.

e.g., She board chatted all afternoon and almost doubled her post count, but the admins got mad at her for ruining three threads.

submitted by Firestorm

board chatter - One who uses message boards or forums as if they were chat rooms.

e.g., I'm not going to be a board chatter. Too much board chatter when that goes on.

submitted by HD Fowler

boardies - Slang for "board shorts" which are often worn by surfers.

e.g., I'm going down to the beach today in my wetshirt and boardies to have a surf with my mates.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

boardpeck - To type, usually to type on a computer keyboard.

e.g., Last night, I was boardpecking until dawn.

submitted by Twinge

boarf - Related to a state of boredom that occurs when one lives in a cowtown, in the middle of nowhere, east nothing, and have nothing to do -- ever ... at all. Boarfoam.

e.g., After watching Nelly the brown cow chew her cud for the last three hours, Bobby Jo became aware she was boarf. | After three straight weeks of counting flies on his great aunt's back, Jimmy felt the boarfom setting in.

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boat - A large automobile, especially an older luxury model.

e.g., I couldn't imagine having to parallel park a boat like that...but my Suburban's a piece of cake.

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boat-lot - A place to park boats, a dock.

e.g., The whole family drove down to the boat-lot to pick up their new boat.

submitted by Krin

boatless - An idea which, in opposition to a previous thought, is actually a good idea. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.

e.g., I'm sorry for all the dumb ideas, but this time I've got an idea that's boatless.

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boatness - Sailing, rowing, rigging ships -- anything to do with boats.

e.g., After her sailing trip to the Bahamas, all she could talk about was boatness.

submitted by Aurora

boatshoes - South Chicago-speak for "both of you."

e.g., Boatshoes get outta my house.

submitted by Andrea Harkleroad

boatswain - Pronounced "bosun." Originally the person responsible for discipline on a ship. Now the position of one who works with line or rope, still a very common position in the navies of most countries. Sailors were considered to be the originators of many knots still in use today. A boatswain's assistant is known as a boatswain's mate.

e.g., A keen boatswain will be able to show you how to tie a sheet bend, a Spanish bowline, a carrick bend, and many other kinds of knots if you ask him.

submitted by Bill Baldy

bob - A term of endearment for two very close heterosexual men. The Bob relationship must be monogamous, i.e., there must be only one Bob in your life. Both men must call each other Bob often, especially in short phone conversations. | Back Of Book. A friendly name for the back section of a textbook where the answers live. | The name of the best guy we all should know. You can always depend on him, when the going is rough. Bob's the one you can call to help you fill out your taxes or if you need to hide a body. If you don't know Bob, you're out of luck.

e.g., "Bob." "Bob." "Location, Bob?" "On the way, there in five." "Later." "Soon, Bob." | I have no idea what the heck this calculus stuff means. I better check with BOB. | I thought I was in a fix that I couldn't escape. But then it occurred to me, why don't I call Bob?

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bob saget - A term used after being put in a tense, harmful, or downright uncomfortable situation.

e.g., When Shane saw that his Pontiac was full of dog food and corn stalks, he exclaimed "Bob Saget!"

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bob's your uncle, and - Added to the end of sentences a bit like "and that's it!" | "And you're done" -- "and you're done, easy as pie." | Have heard as "Robert's your father's brother."

e.g., You just pop the bread into the toaster, wait for it to pop up, take it out and put jam on it, and Bob's your uncle!

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bobaline - A trampoline.

e.g., We set up the bobaline so that we could jump on it from the roof of the house.

submitted by ditnis

bobaloo - The bar or party equivalent of "calling shotgun" for your seat.

e.g., Get out of my chair, doofus. I called "bobaloo" before I went to the bathroom.

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bobaphat - Great, wonderful, "phat," "uber-phat" or just plain "bomb-diggity" -- but only when said by the whitest of white boys in a geek-humor context.

e.g., Did you see the biddies on the new "Sims Hot Date" game, gee? That game looks bobaphat, homes.

submitted by Jessica Piazza

bobbins - A Mancunian (Manchester, UK) word for describing something unfit for the purpose, shoddily made, or irritaing in its desgin. Can also be used to describe people as not having in any common-sense, in an affectionate way. Mancunians currently also refer to things as "The Bobs," a variant on bobbins.

e.g., The pencil sharpener broke the second time I used it. It really is bobbins. OR She has fallen over because her shoelaces are untied. She's a bit bobbins.

submitted by Flo

bobbit - Meaning literally "cut and run," the word derives from the infamous Loraina Bobbit, who severed her husband's penis and threw it out of her moving car's window.

e.g., Gotta bobbit -- I'm already 10 minutes late.

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bobbitt - A hot dog. Named after what it resembles -- what Lorraine Bobbitt threw out the window.

e.g., Gimme a bobbitt with ketchup and 'kraut.

submitted by Paul Thayer

bobblehead - A newborn baby.

e.g., Colin and Mary just had their third bobblehead in five years.

submitted by Steve Zigner

bobby - Bye, bye.

e.g., B. See ya, Dave! A. Bobby!

submitted by Anastasia

bobcat - A middle-aged woman who attends university pubs in search of a young male to hit on. See cougar.

e.g., That bobcat just bought me a drink and asked me to dance.

submitted by Huxley

bobcat - A true Bob Dylan fan. Everybody knows this.

e.g., All the BobCats gather round on and share boots or thoughts or trivia or opinions but with a love you cannot find in any other reverent crowd.

submitted by Devorah

bobfoc - BOBFOC can be translated as follows : Body Off Baywatch, Face Off Crimewatch (UK Crime series). Many variations on this theme.

e.g., Christina is most assuredly BOBFOC.

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bobo - A term used to address a person, generally condescendingly or hinting that the other person is somehow inferior to or a lackey to yourself.

e.g., James to Billy-Bob Jethro, "C'mon Bobo, let's get to work."

submitted by Jacob S.

bobo - First coined by social commentator David Brooks in his book Bobos in Paradise. Conflation of "Bohemian Bourgeois." Used to describe an individual who's personal habits combine the crass materialism of the 1980s with the blind idealism of the 1960s.

e.g., Amazing, she's got "Save the Whales" and "NPR Radio" bumper stickers on the back of her Lexus SUV; a definite Bobo.

submitted by Stephen Mize

bobos - Shoes of an uncool nature.

e.g., How you gonna run any race wearin them bobos?

submitted by Joel Prz

bobulant - One who tends to bob around a lot.

e.g., My, Jill is quite bobulant today.

submitted by Toby and Lyndsey

bobulate - VeTo act in a manner that exudes an acceptance of ever-changing social environments, usually accompanied by a slight wobbling of the head. Initially noticed in Bob McKay, and now assigned to the action of anyone acting in that manner.

e.g., Rachel bobulated into the room. | Rachel bobulated her intention to go outside to smoke.

submitted by jamie patterson

bock - Halfway between a box and a knock -- a bock.

e.g., Adam bocked Luke to annoy him.

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bodada ed - Cooking school or course or classes, in Canada, eh . Cf. potato head -- ed is education.

e.g., Of course bodada ed is more than just bodadas (baked, mashed, boiled, fries, etc,), it's also steaks and fancy dishes and desserts and much more.

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bodge - To cobble something together from bits and pieces, often scrap. From TV series Junkyard Wars.

e.g., I hit the speed bump and broke the axle on my Honda, so I bodged a new one from some two-by-fours, some duct tape, a tractor pin, and my dad's golf clubs. Dad was not happy.

submitted by mark

bodgey, bodgy - Done incorrectly, cheaply, etc.

e.g., He did a bodgey job of fixing the car

submitted by Cat Bryant

bodgieman - Someone who can "fix" anything, given the right amount of inappropriate materiél and sufficient amounts of boundless enthusiasm. Balanced only by stunning incompetence.

e.g., Alice: Looks like the asbetos nozzle on my favourite flamethrower has broken off. Bob: Never mind, I'll call on bodgieman. Chuck! Over here. Chuck: Hmm. I'll cellotape it back together. No problem. All: Bodgieman can fix anything with cellotape.

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bodging - Shoving a square peg in a round hole with brute force and ignorance.

e.g., Bill was bodging when he spun his wheels around for an hour trying to get his car out of the mud.

submitted by Ty Webb

bodmate - A significant lover, one with whom you share body, and perhaps also mind and soul. You "sleep with" her and possibly spend additional time with her as well. Generally a happy arrangement.

e.g., I've had but few actual bodmates in me entire life through no fault of n'any one, and if'n I had it to do all over agin it probably would not be otherwise. There are numerous others willing and able to perpetrate the euman race, while single mindedness is a blessing in and of itself..

submitted by Paul Edic - (www)

bodmin - One minute of work by one person.

e.g., I reckon this job will take about 10 bodmins.

submitted by Martin Ward

body band-aid - A scab.

e.g., "Coco has a scab on his hip bone. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, I think a rug burn at school. But he noticed the scab while getting dressed this morning and said, 'Oh look. Good. A body band-aid.'"

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body chalking - Markings on a PDA user's body or clothing indicating the data transfer methods she supports for personal data transfer. Cf. warchalking.

e.g., He was body-chalked as a Palm user, so I asked him if he'd beam me his business card.

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body check - No, not what they do in hockey, but what my kids used to do when we lived "up north" and I went out in the cold and shoveled the driveway before going to work.

e.g., Mom to kids, "One of you needs to go out and do a body check. He's been out there for about a half-hour now -- and it's terribly cold. He usually comes in every ten or fifteen minutes to warm up." "I think you're wrong, Mom. He comes in mostly to rest. His stamina's shot to hell."

submitted by HD Fowler

body nazi - A self-obsessed workout king or queen.

e.g., Where's the neck on that body nazi?

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bodycoding - Related to intuitive coding, and to artistic coding, too.

e.g., Penguins eat pies before computing decimals of pi. After that, they bodycode marvelous software.

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bodysire - A fusion of two words: " body" and " desire." Bodysire describes a state of mind or a behavior where one has total self-love for his or her own body. The word bodysire is closely related to the word "vanity," but used much more in conjunction with self-care. Thus it does not carry any of the negative attributes associated with vanity. Bodysire is also a lifestyle that certain people strive to attain.

e.g., The level of bodysire she has is amazing. Bodysire prevents me from eating too much or smoking. Athletes and mdels live in a state of total bodysire.

submitted by Athanasios Ignatiou

bodytop - Slang for head--(top of the body)

e.g., Put THAT in your bodytop and think about it.

submitted by Kelly T. Gillette

boe-ring - Boring, drawn out to indicated just how boring it is. Bore-ing. Worse than having a tooth pulled.

e.g., I think the real reason Gore lost in 2000 was because he was so boe-ring. Of course he wants to save the trees -- he's Woodman personified.

submitted by HD Fowler

bofem - Both of them.

e.g., "Would you like steak or chicken?" ... "Is there anyway I can get bofem?"

submitted by Sarah

boff - A dismissive one word response uttered under one’s breath, usually accompannied by a hand gesture. Similar to a sense of “meh.”

e.g., A simple “boff” was the driver’s only response to the old man’s running to catch the already late bus.

submitted by Jeff Baker

boffinating - Difficult.

e.g., I didn’t get very good instruction in arithmetic when I was in first grade, so anything that has to do with math is boffinating for me. . . . OK, you’re right. I played too many video games and listened to hip hop instead of applying myself. So?

submitted by niki

boffinoclastic rage - The fury of an expert.

e.g., I only suggested that the effects of Verner’s Law could be studied in Gothic verbs, but he flew into a boffinoclastic rage — apparently the sound of change is obscured by analogical levelling.

submitted by Erasmus Thrasamund

boffle - A boffle is a space or gap with one curved edge. It can be used in any application, such as in a wall or floor, or as a three-dimensional space. Nota Bene: A boffle can be differentiated from an archway because an archway usually has an angular corner between its straight edges and the curved edge. A boffle’s edges flow straight into the curved edge.

e.g., What a good idea to put a boffle here in your wall. It creates light, and space. | If you go through the boffle and turn right, you’ll find the station on your left-hand side.

submitted by Alex R

bofh - Bastard Operator From Hell. (Bitch Operator From Hell as well?) Basically, a BOFH is computer support person with no desire to actually help or support users. All she wants is smply to make her own existence as easy as possible. This term is an older Internet favorite, from the long-running series of humor articles credited to and copyrighted by Simon Travaglia. The first known BOFH post appears in the Google Usenet Archive, June 1992. For current articles, see The Register.

e.g., User: I need some more free space in my home directory. BOFH: (deletes existing files) Allrighty. Just freed up some room for you. User: OK, thanks. Goodbye. … Where are my old files?

submitted by Geo - (www)

bofus - Both of us.

e.g., When I asked him how much soda he would like, he akwardly replied, “Enough for the bofus.”

submitted by pianoman jo

bogan - Person of questionable upbringing.

e.g., Chris is a bogan. Imagine wearing acid-washed jeans and moccasins to this resaurant.

submitted by Lukas

boganobile - A Holden Commodore car that is often driven by mullet-headed Aussie bogans. These are particularly of the 1978-1985 era Commodores such as the VB, VC, VK models.

e.g., Check out that bloke's boganobile. It's a VC 8-cylinder beast, ideal car for the mullet-headed bogan.

submitted by Aussie Bloke

bogart - To hog something. | To do something very smoothly, without drawing attention to yourself.

ED. When taking a drag off a shared marijuana cigarette (pipe, joint, bong, blunt) -- to bring the cigarette in contact with the mucous membranes or otherwise to "wet" it. (What was called nigger lipping in less politically correct times is now (apparently) referred to as fish lipping.) If bogart had only the meaning of hoard, then the following would not make sense.  

Origin Where did the slang term "bogart" come from? It's from a scene at the beginning of The Roaring Twenties. Bogie and Jimmy Cagney are soldiers in a foxhole together. Cagney offers Bogie his cigarette to share and Bogie . . . well, he bogarts it.

e.g., I didn't bogart my girlfriend so that later on I could pass her around like everyone else. | I'm going to walk into the office playing it bogart. | No, you cannot have a drag off my smoke. I know you'd just bogart it and I wouldn't want it back.

submitted by alpahbit | Josh Priddy - (www)

bogart, playing it - Playing it bogart, to play it bogart. To suss out information similar to what Humphrey Bogart used to do in the classic noir films. Casually asking questions in a conversational tone, to find out the whole story -- without appearing obviously to want to know the answers to what you are asking.

e.g., Sam decided to play it bogart with Ilsa to find out the truth about last Sunday.

submitted by Arrakis

bogay - Not cool at all.

e.g., I lost the bet? That's bogay

submitted by MRunnels

boge - A shortened version of "bogus," synonymous with "weird," "strange," or "unfair."

e.g., "My ex keeps trying to make lunch plans with me." "That's definitely boge. Probably wants to borrow money."

submitted by Jon Derengowski

bogger - When you go to say that something bothers you or bugs you and it all smushes into one word

e.g., I hate bad drivers. They really bogger me.

submitted by Leslie

boggified - To become completely confused and lost -- as if stuck in a swamp or bog.

e.g., I can't even begin to work on my report. I'm too boggified.

submitted by jazzbo

boggin - disgusting, smells like fish.

e.g., this fish tastes boggin.

submitted by ali

bogginhood - A stocking cap.

e.g., It's cold outside so you better grab a bogginhood.

submitted by kydavis_md

bogo - Buy One, Get One free. Aka half-price

e.g., Cases of Mt. Dew are bogo at the store this week.

submitted by Crossbow

bogosity - Degree of bogusness in any given statement or situation

e.g., Counselor, your statements contain a very high degree of bogosity. | God. this party is high on the bogosity level.

submitted by jeff smallwood - (www)

bogotify - The Macmillan Dictionary: "to change or affect something so that it becomes useless or incorrect.  
"The verb bogotify originates in computer programming. A computer program that has been changed so many times that it has become completely disorganised, and is therefore useless, has become bogotified. There's an everyday analogy with a nut and bolt: if you tighten a nut too hard, you'll strip the threads on the bolt, so the bolt has become bogotified and is no longer usable."

e.g., Whew! I was worried there for a while. I thought I might bogotify the pseudodictionary and screw up the index when I combined words into single entries and removed words that had been added by mistake. Fortunately for me, I ran across The Macmillan Dictionary Word of the Week feature and found a simple way to replace the words deleted.

submitted by HD Fowler - (www)

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