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  • noun Alternative spelling of bumf.


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  • By the way, I haven't read any but the bare minimum of the "bumpf" ( "about" pages) at Revish, but I was thinking about why it has the rather vegetable-like name that it does.

    May 2007

  • Bad enough that the Williams administration has been wasting a great deal of its advertising dollars over the past couple years on this kind of bumpf, just like the Grimes and Tobin crowd before them.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Given the obscene amount of waste generated by poorly designed products or, worse, deliberately throwaway bumpf, finding a new use for anything unwanted is commendable.

    KN | Kitsune Noir » The Real Good Experiment by Blu Dot

  • And then there's Sculptra, which is, according to the bumpf Stephanie gives me, "an injectable volumising treatment that stimulates the build-up of the body's own collagen to smooth out lines and wrinkles and restore lost facial volume to give you a fuller, younger-looking face".

    How to look younger? longer

  • The latest trick in its move to steal the word is using the ā„¢ symbol in the bumpf for its California science centre show -- they've recruited a science museum to help them steal "super-hero."

    - Boing Boing

  • I think we need a very visible register and one that has to be attached to all the bumpf they spend money on at elections.

    declaration of Interests -MEPs

  • Hey Iain, does all this bumpf earn me a discount coupon???

    My Top Ten Political Diaries

  • Not only did I not review books based on their covers, over the years editors stopped sending along pub bumpf and press releases because I refused to read those, too; preferred to make my own decisions and often, the biggest prob was how many pages a book contained, BION.

    Something I missed ...

  • As the bumpf sez, "No more licking around the edges of a drippy cone."

    Boing Boing: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006 Archives

  • That sort of bumpf plays well at home among some people, but it will go over like the proverbial flatulence episode in a house of worship.

    Danny Williams: At odds with himself...again


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  • let me know where you would like all the bumpf to be sent and I'll get it over to you.

    January 4, 2008

  • See bumf.

    January 4, 2008

  • The 'p' just seems necessary in this word.

    January 5, 2008

  • My parents certainly pronounced it as if it had a 'p', probably so that it sounded like a derivative of bump rather than bum and hence less rude.

    January 5, 2008

  • I have a feeling it's actually a common linguistic effect, the name of (and reason for) which I forget.

    January 5, 2008

  • I have seen this spelled also as bumph.

    June 27, 2008

  • It sounds like something Clouseau would say...

    "I walked into zee door and now-a I have a bumpf on my head-a."

    June 27, 2008

  • Hee hee. "There's a man in my rheum."

    June 27, 2008

  • Do you have a pheun?

    June 27, 2008

  • I like the inclusion of the ā€œpā€ in this spelling. It makes the word a bit more dignified and therefore more gratifyingly incongruous:

    We take all alike our daily dumpf
    But differ in means to clean the rumpf.
    In benighted lands
    It's bare sinister hands,
    While lit'ry Brits prefer their bumpf.

    See more at bumf.

    May 23, 2014