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Bloviate

Postby William » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:31 pm

Main Entry: blo·vi·ate

Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -ed/-ing/-s
Etymology: probably irregular from blow + -i- + -ate
: to orate verbosely and windily


The bloviating Senators (a redundancy, I know, but I did it for emphasis) of the U.S. Senate have recently brought this word to my mind.

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:14 am

for some reason this word reminds me of dead cows, blow (up)+ bovine, they get really puffed up before they explode, and here we are back to hubris, and hamartia....


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Postby Flaminius » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:04 am

KatyBr wrote:for some reason this word reminds me of dead cows, blow (up)+ bovine


Maybe this is the end of schmooze.
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Postby KatyBr » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:34 am

Hey Bubba, schmooze is the whole reason the other mg is livlier......you can always ignore my posts. :D

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:25 pm

Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly always closes his program by saying to emailers, "And no bloviating; that's my job."
Regards//Larry

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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:52 am

KatyBr wrote:Hey Bubba, schmooze is the whole reason the other mg is livlier...... :D


Katy, for us acronymic dummies, who (hopefully) get the point, but can't quite figure it out - «mg» ?...

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Postby KatyBr » Sat Sep 24, 2005 6:10 pm

message group.

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(altho' the correct term is something else and it escapes me. oh ok- forum, I use the terms interchangeably, oh well)
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Postby M. Henri Day » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:52 am

Thanks, Katy ! By the way, what is the received term for such a group and/or forum as ours ? I have the feeling that it is distinct from a «chat group», although I should be pressed to define that distinction more closely....

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Postby KatyBr » Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:41 pm

forum, oc.(of course)

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I looked up "message group+definition and got this



discussion board

A discussion board (known also by various other names such as discussion group, discussion forum, message board, and online forum) is a general term for any online "bulletin board" where you can leave and expect to see responses to messages you have left. Or you can just read the board. The first discussion boards were available on bulletin board systems. On the Internet, Usenet provides thousands of discussion boards; these can now sometimes be viewed from a Web browser.
Today, many Web sites, including Whatis.com and other TechTarget.com sites, offer a discussion board so that users can share and discuss information and opinions


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Mg works!
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