American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To talk nonsensically.
- n. Nonsensical talk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To talk nonsense.
- n. Nonsense; foolish talk.
- n. A person who talks nonsense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To talk foolishly, or nonsensically, or concerning matters of no consequence.
- n. Voluble, foolish, or nonsensical talk; -- often in the pl.
- n. foolish gibberish
- v. to talk foolishly
- From Old Norse blaðra. To check: Latin blaterāre, present active infinitive of blaterō; onomatopoeia from the sound uttered by a camel. (Wiktionary)
- Old Norse bladhra; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“That part of the great state of Iowa which has elected Steve "dumber than a stump" King to the House of Representatives will no doubt wet themselves to see the Sarah "the nutjob" Palin blather on despite fact that the truth seldom passes her lips.”
“I really don't give a toss if CNN prints this or not; the moderation of these comments isn't nearly as strict as some of you seem to think it is anyway – they print what best advances the conversation at hand, even if it is unfounded blather from the masses, so just take off your tinfoil hats and get on with your lives, please.”
“It certainly will stop all that santctimonius, self-righteous, holier than thou blather from the neo-con "christians"!”
“We have ten year olds able to bring forth a coherent idea these days as opposed to the constant blather from the GOP victor”
“It certainly will stop all that sanctimonious, self-righteous, holier-than-thou blather from the neo-con "christian" right-wing bible thumpers!”
“When the Forty heard this, they all rose and cried out, saying, What manner of blather is this, O harlot?”
“Incompetence, they need to go, it’s the governments fault, the the State of Louisiana’s fault, the mayor of New Orleans didn’t do his job, they were warned and on and on with the blather is all you hear.”
“Just seemed like your typical long winded blather, which is usual for you.”
“To listen to them blather, that is exactly what happened.”
“(Although perhaps I shouldn't trivialize it quite so much by calling it "blather"; it's precisely this NYT-style blather that helped get us in the current "complicated" mess in Iraq.)”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘blather’.
Some of the catchwords of several presidential debates (Obama-Romney 2012 Denver debate's transcript fully included)
Words for Talking
( open list, randomness )
words that describe sound
Words that indicate meaningless, confusing or deceptive talk.
Words that remind me to:
Stop speaking with laze.
Exercise my intellect more than my tongue.
Choose Better Company.
This is not the "Ooh, I love the way these words ...
Words as I learn them.
Verbal 'wtf' exchanges; odd moments of conversation and socializing.
Looking for tweets for blather.