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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

B for ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday





Bletherskate: a garrulous talker of nonsense


The word itself rolls across the tongue and fills the mouth with surreal pfft. Never have so many politicians and pundits spoken so much nonsense.

If BletherSkate could be abbreviated and assigned to names as a descriptive such as PhD or MA, it would save truth-seekers countless hours of checking sources or making bad decisions based on bletherskates' words.

Is there a bletherskate school in your area? 
 
 
 
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41 comments:

Nanka said...

That was hilarious!! :D and the word has just got stuck in my mouth and refuses to roll out LOL!! :D

twitches said...

Sarah Palin qualifies. I've never heard a public figure use so many ill-chosen words to say so little.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic and the best laugh I've had regarding the BS we hear every hour of every day! Definitely the perfect word for the B Day!!

Sylvia
ABC Team

anthonynorth said...

To have known so many but not known what they were :-)
I like that word.

photowannabe said...

Terrific word that I never knew before. I know some people that definitely go to that School!!

Beverley Baird said...

What a great word! I agree with you on the abbreviation -what a way to identify those that run on and on!

ms pie said...

ahhh such wisdom from a lovely sage.... can't wait to hear the message tonight [from both sides] i am echoing these same thoughts....

Naquillity said...

what a great word and i think most everyone knows at least one of these. hope all is well. have a great day.

Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, I know a few - one I know personally comes to mind...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

I don't think I'm that - yet - but I have been known as a "babbling brook." lol

Leslie
ABCW Team

Anna said...

What a glorious word which applies to politicians on this side of the pond too :)

Wanda said...

I've known a few, but didn't have a title for them until now. Thanks.

Carver said...

How funny. New word on me and I love it.

Hildred and Charles said...

A great choice for B, - I have been to a four hour meeting today where I met a number of Bletherskates, - I'm not sure if they studied or if the bletherskating just came naturally....

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the word bletherskate and can think of several people it describes well. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Bletherskate - I think I've misspelled it? - is a great word. Kind of like skating through blather. I'm still a fan of garrulous. :-)

Cheryl said...

Sly wit, Susan!

Love the new header image. Makes me wish spring were here.

Cheryl
ABC Team

Eryl said...

I know a lot of people who become bletherskates after a glasses of wine. Perhaps what's needed is a bletherskate correction facility.

Rajesh said...

Nice choice of word.

magiceye said...

brilliant take on the theme!

Gary said...

Thank you for the new word.

Paula Scott said...

Gosh! I wish like anything that this word in particular would stick in my brain! But, like Roger says, too many brain blips...
what a great word!

Marvin said...

A world without BS would be so much quieter, but alas, bletherskates are not an endangered species.

Kay L. Davies said...

My mother used to say bletherskyte, but it meant the same thing.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Barbara said...

I love that word and the abbreviation. Can I nominate the Prime Minister and also any politician being interviewed on TV for having BS after their name?!?

ChrisJ said...

Most politicians would qualify . They'd rather do that than get anything done. I do like your heading fractal foto. A nice display of greens for spring.

Ann said...

new word for me.

Does it apply to a kid student who doesn't stop talking?

RuneE said...

I just have to hear the politicians PR-people.

Serline said...

Have to agree with twitches on Sarah Palin, then again, quite a few of those jokers on Capitol Hill would qualify as Bletherskate masters ;-P

Reader Wil said...

Nq, we haven't got a bletherskate school, although I suspect our M.P's to have attended one some time ago. Or are politicians perhaps forced to attend one before becoming a member of parliament??

PatioPatch said...

Almost onomatopoeic, a perfect word to describe the 'newspeak' of the corporate, political and media world. Thank-you for increasing my lexicon.

Francisca said...

Brilliant... no bletherskate you are!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting, I'm not sure...but if I correctly understood, maybe it's the same meaning when in French we say "langue de bois"! :)
Cool !
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Y. Ikeda said...

I could learn new word. Thanks. I am far from this word...
Have a wonderful day.
Yoshi from Japan

Gigi Ann said...

I loved it, and I agree with 'twitches'. That was a fun post and I never heard of the word before, and as far as I know we don't have a school anywhere close. hee, hee.

Vicki said...

This made me smile. Perfect post for the letter "B".

Winchester Daily Photos said...

Bletherskate - great word, should use it more often!

Martha said...

Reminds me of a certain child who spends her mornings at my house. :)

Joy said...

I've lost the will to live in meetings run by bletherskates. Great word, I shall probably think of it next time.

Snow Leopard said...

I think I am one :P

LisaF said...

So YOU have taken over the unusual words for ABC Wednesday! Fabulous! Love the word and your description.