What to call what Rush Limbaugh does

Brian Hitchcock brianhi at SKECHERS.COM
Tue Nov 17 18:50:27 UTC 2009

At our house, we call Mr. Limbaugh “The Bloviater.”

Blo-vi-ate    intr.v. blo-vi-at-ed, blo-vi-at-ing, blo-vi-ates    Slang
To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner: "the rural Babbitt
who bloviates about 'progress' and 'growth'" (George Rebeck). [Mock-Latinate
formation, from blow.]
(from Farlex Free Dictionary; the site lists three related links above this
definition, all re Bill O’Reilly (!))

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