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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Bloviate (intr.v.)

Ok everyone, I didn't think I'd have to be the one to do this, but apparently no one else will. Will everyone in the blogosphere please stop using the term "bloviate"? ("Blogosphere" is another term which should go, and soon.)

Sure, it sounds kinda fun, and it used to be a good term to describe the rantings of a blowhard (Rush Limbaugh comes to mind), but now that every online commentator has used the term, on average, half a dozen times to describe the writings of someone with whom they disagree, the term has most definitely lost its wittiness factor and taken on the distinct patina of an overused catch-word.

So I hereby declare: "Bloviate? That's soooo 2004."


  • Ha! And I don't recall even coming across the word. I must be waaaaay behind the times :-)

    By Blogger suze, at 4:38 PM  

  • Or you're not reading enough online commentary. In which case, good for you!

    By Blogger David, at 8:25 AM  

  • So much of the online commentary is extremely tedious :-)

    By Blogger suze, at 4:47 PM  

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