Definitions

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  • n. A process for determining the cause(s), human and otherwise, of the failure of something
  • v. to have a blamestorm, i.e., a session where a group discusses the cause(s), human and otherwise, of the failure of something

Etymologies

From blame + storm; presumably influenced by brainstorm. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Anyway, here are the words; go vote: apathetic babymoon blamestorm charlatan conundrum cruft eleemosynary facebook hypocrite linkability melancholy

    December 2007

  • I have the privilege of living in LA during this blamestorm (another of 2007's tantalizing top ten words) between writers and producers which is really simply the larger issue, writ locally and to a specific industry, of technology overrunning older systems mechanized by outdated business models.

    Paige Donner: W00t! W00t! W00t!

  • December 13, 2007 at 4:09 pm gut wort–bedder den “truthiness” ore “blamestorm”

    HAY SUP - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • You have got a blamestorm to figure out how you're going to handle it.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2007

  • We're talking things like sardoodledum and blamestorm.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2007

  • In the wake of Lightfoot's good-humoured resurrection, a huge blamestorm blew through the media and blogosphere, and few seemed to be able to get the story straight.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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  • "Today's conservative leaders are back where they were after Sen. Barry Goldwater's crushing defeat in 1964. They're frantically looking for somebody to blame -- including, of course, the media.
    Fortunately, cooler heads at the Republican Governors Conference this past week in Miami were more interested in a brainstorm, not just a blamestorm. That helps to explain why governors have a better track record of producing White House winners from their ranks than member of Congress do."
    - Clarence Page, 'GOP Seeks Silver Linings In A Blamestorm', 17 Nov 2008.

    November 18, 2008

  • This is a fine word.

    October 3, 2007

  • * BLAMESTORMING:
    Sitting round in a group, discussing why a deadline was missed or a project failed, and who was responsible.

    October 3, 2007