Friday, June 12, 2009


Suggested by Tim B. & Lucy F.

Definition: (from
1. a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one

"She writes little blurbs for the website about new products; I guess you could call her a blurbist."
"You should write a blurb about your business to go in the newspaper ad."

Origin: (from
"used by U.S. scholar Brander Matthews (1852-1929) in 1906 in 'American Character;' popularized 1907 by U.S. humorist Frank Gelett Burgess (1866-1951). Originally mocking excessive praise printed on book jackets."

Awkwardness rating: 4

The blurbist at work. (

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