“Blather (noun): Long-winded, heedless talk; foolish verbiage. N. blatherskite; v. blather.

‘[James] Bond, Reagan blathers on, is “fearless. Skilled, courageous, and the other thing: he always gets his girl.” The next thing you know, Ron will be telling it to the marines.’ J. Hoberman, Village Voice”

Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.

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