• Register
  • Help
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Topic: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Orcas Island
    Posts
    11,454

    Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    It's been a while since our last Word of the Week. Snorlax has suggested our new word for the week:

    BLOVIATE
    \ˈblō-vē-ˌāt\

    To bloviate means
    "to speak pompously and excessively," or "to expound ridiculously." A colloquial verb coined in the United States, it is commonly used with contempt to describe the behavior of politicians, academics,

    Join us in chat today and watch me bloviate,

    Thanks Snorlax for this week's word.

    And feel free to volunteer some of your favorite words for the next Word of the Week.

    Gary

    Previous Words of the Week: ALACRITY, BORBORYGMI, RECALCITRANT, TRANSMOGRIFY, BODACIOUS, THAUMATURGICALl, SWIMMINLY, WOOLGATHERING, WINDBROACH, SINECURE, NOMOPHOBIA; GASP, AGOG

  2. #2
    Senior Member Styxx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    West Seneca, NY
    Posts
    11,075

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    BLOVIATE
    Sound like what happened to me after I ate that pastrami on rye with pickles, onions, hot peppers, Tabasco sauce, provolone cheese, and a cherry on top.
    Styxx

  3. #3

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    Gee, and I always thought that "Bloviate" refered to the action of playing the trumpet. He "bloviated" his trumpet making him a "Bloviator".

    Well now that you mention, I guess the definition still fits for I tend to bloviate as a trumpet player. I guess it's better than sucking on sax reeds!
    We dream to write and we write to dream.

    Challenge #10 Winner

  4. #4

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    When thinking about bloviations,
    The trumpets get standing ovations.
    Reed-lickers and drummers
    Are really late-comers
    Compared to some high-brass orations!




    (yes, I'm a trumpet player )
    In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is.

    http://reberclark.blogspot.com http://reberclark.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/reberclark

  5. #5

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    I believe this is what happens when you push your muscle car a little too hard.

  6. #6
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Chandler, Arizona
    Posts
    4,045

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    Bloviate describes my wind breakage - ridiculous and excessive expounding!

    Jim

  7. #7

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    Gary has been watching O'Reilly. Me too.
    It's a Viking thing.

  8. #8

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    When people first took to the air
    The pollies espoused with a flare
    How these fine aviators
    (not those big bloviators)
    Could fly without fear or care

  9. #9

    Lightbulb Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    How about "hypnopompic" ?
    ==============================
    Grant Green ||| www.contrabass.com
    Sarrusophones and other seismic devices

  10. #10

    Re: Word of the Week: BLOVIATE

    I have a suggestion!

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
    A lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust causing inflammation in the lungs.
    string quartet (ˈstriŋ kwȯr-ˈtet) n. a good violinist, a bad violinist, an ex-violinist, and someone who hates violinists, all getting together to complain about composers

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •