Bloviate is closely associated with U.S. President Warren G. Harding, who used it frequently and who was known for long, windy speeches. H.L. Mencken said of him, "He writes the worst English that I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it reminds me of tattered washing on the line; it reminds me of stale bean soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. It drags itself out of the dark abysm of pish, and crawls insanely up the topmost pinnacle of posh. It is rumble and bumble. It is flap and doodle. It is balder and dash."
After five years as president and thirty years as a political figure, this colossal oaf is still unable to discipline his urge to bloviate.
by mr.corruption June 6, 2005
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To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner.

A key attribute to those that sell. To pretend to understand technical subject matter and sell it to others even dumber then oneself.
Tom, bloviated Matt's shaft for hours on the merits of Mircosoft's Swiss Cheese 1.0
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orate verbosely and windily
Bill O'Reilly tells his audiance not to bloviate when sending in e-mails.
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what Bill O'Reilly tells his viewers not to do in their emails. see pithy

what O'Reilly says is his job.
No bloviating. thats my job ----O'Reilly
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Bloviating = a long winded pompous discourse from someone trying to make a point. A bloviator is someone who cannot express themselves in a pithy concise manner.
Most politicans are guilty of bloviating - as they tend to be pompous windbags. Listening to a politican bloviate over the issues tends to become very boring - thus turning off most voters.
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Verb. A new Internet term that means:

1. to act, talk or write like a blowhard;

2. to talk like a Republican politician.

The word is an amalgam of "(to) blowhard" and "to obviate".
When Glenn Beck is not simply bloviating through any issue he fails to understand, he is issuing clear directives to his Tea Bagger fans to overthrow the government by force, if necessary.

Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, bloviate.

CNN's Rick Sanchez thinks he has dicovered the word "bloviate", but he has absolutely no idea what it means. It's a rare example of a bloviator bloviating about "bloviate".
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