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Saturday, May 25, 2013

blather

\BLATH-er\ , verb;
1.
to talk or utter foolishly; blither; babble: The poor thing blathered for hours about the intricacies of his psyche.
noun:
1.
foolish, voluble talk: His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
Quotes:
She was quiet, and he started to think it had been a mistake to blather out his thoughts.
-- Erin McCarthy, Heiress for Hire, 2006
Every ship is a romantic object," Tom would blather, "except we all sail in."
-- Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End, 2007
Origin:
Blather comes from the Old Norse word blathra meaning "to chatter, blabber" or "nonsense."
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