Friday, June 12, 2009

Blurb

Suggested by Tim B. & Lucy F.

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. a brief advertisement or announcement, especially a laudatory one

Examples:
"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 etymonline.com)
"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. (wisegeek.com)

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