from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.
- n. A careless mistake; a slip.
- intransitive v. To make a silly mistake; blunder: goofed up by turning right instead of left.
- intransitive v. To waste or kill time: goofed around at the mall.
- intransitive v. To tease or make fun of someone: goofed on her younger brother.
- transitive v. To spoil, as through clumsiness; bungle. Usually used with up: goof up a job.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mistake or error
- n. As a specific usage in film, an error made during production which finds its way into the final release.
- n. A foolish person
- n. A child molester.
- v. To make a mistake.
- v. To engage in mischief.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a stupid fool.
- intransitive v. to commit a faux pas or fault.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
- n. a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
- v. commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
Should help promote the benefits of martial arts, though. (permanent screengrab of the goof is here, for when they finally fix the error)
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday demanded the resignation of Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath for what it called a goof-up in the advertisement issued by her Ministry.
Is it just me or is Terry McAuliffe the biggest spin goof doctor in political history!
It's all crap, and the Democractic Party will once again goof up by taking the nomination away from Hillary Clinton.
MALVEAUX: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama admitting what he says he calls a goof-off in high school who experimented with alcohol and drugs.
Perhaps the biggest goof is to drop the American from American Indian, as President Bush did at the ceremony while noting that ‘like many Indian dwellings, the new museum building faces east toward the rising sun.’
I mean look at Bill Murray, before he did Lost in Translation he was always known as the goof ball comedic actor, and then completely sent everyone into a total 180* with one of the best comedic/dramatic performances I have ever seen.
Many Canadians will quickly dismiss Coulter as a goof, which is just as easy as her dismissing Canadians as a bunch of beer-guzzling hosers.
Though the goof is a minor one (in that it doesn't change the conclusion of the report), the backlash probably won't be, given what happened the last time around.
If the goof is a petty one, there is not much of a need to bother the courts or taxpayers with the cost of a trial.