American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
- n. Baseball A weakly hit ball that carries just beyond the infield.
- n. Baseball A high pitch that is lobbed to the batter.
- n. informal An error.
- n. baseball, slang, 1800s A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders.
- n. informal A film or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing mistake and/or accident during the course of regular filming.
- n. an embarrassing mistake
- From bloop, a high-pitched howl on the radio caused by interference (of imitative origin), and imitative of the sound made by hitting a ball weakly. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My favorite "blooper" is that the tax specifically applies to the sale of magnesium wheels for cars.”
“We’d love to see that blooper from the cameraman’s perspective.”
“And don't forget when multinational forces raided a home several days after that video was released, they found what's been known as the blooper tape.”
“A blooper is a weakly hit fly ball, easily accessible to the outfielders.”
“I love your videos and your 'blooper' cuts are just a HOOT!”
“Indeed, why did the press dub Matthews 'remark a "blooper," yet Santellli's rant was crowned a "populist" "shot heard around the world?”
“Gee, if it was only a "blooper", maybe the next thing we will be seeing is the Dems calling for Trent Lott to be returned to Senate Majority Leader .....”
“Be sure to watch the last minute of this to see the "blooper" reel.”
“When he does impart anything approaching technical information, it's usually to point out an actor's shadow on a cycloramic backdrop or some other "blooper," like Superman's costume drying right after he's gotten it wet.”
“This is not, as you so wistfully write, a "blooper".”
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Some of the catchwords of several presidential debates (Obama-Romney 2012 Denver debate's transcript fully included)
Words formed in imitation of the sound of the things they signify.
Mistakes, Errors and Accidents.
Speech errors and speech disfluencies
words that I refuse to say out loud.
Words that begin with "bl" and have to do with speech or language.
Errors, mistakes, and solecisms
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