https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Are there other words out there like "blep"?

It was only this year that I discovered the word "blep". Having a word somehow made it all the cuter to witness! If you have never encountered this word, allow me to demonstrate: bunneh blep

If you're still not sure what "to blep" means, that's ok. I've brought along several friends to help me further the demonstration :D
Everybody do the blep!

What I'm wondering, are there other interesting words out there like this? I don't really know how to look up such words. Is there a single category--like there is for onomatopoeia--that they fall into?

If not or if so, if you know of cute words describing similar oddities, please share in the comments below!

Thanks! =^_^=

April 18, 2017

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/germanwannabee

Not exactly the same, but I think catloaf may fall into a similar category :)

(Sorry the picture is so huge, wasn't sure how to make it smaller.)

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

"catloaf?" x'D This is perfect! bahahahaha! These kinds of words were exactly what I was hoping to find.

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/germanwannabee

Heh, yeah, this word describes my cat 99% of the time :)

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilyflower231

Supposedly, this isn't actually the correct definition for the word, but I think it's pretty cool nonetheless:

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

That is a great word! I'm looking more for things that have to do with animals though. :)

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ruferales

Maybe this: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_onomatopoeias
But "blep" seems to be slang, this site has lots of it (including "blep"): http://www.urbandictionary.com

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_nombreDeUsuario

urbandictionary is extremely unreliable. Its like wikepedia, but a dictionary, and all of the contributors are trollers. Like they have 60 different definitions for each particular George that the contributor has met IRL, and certain real words have been turned into nonsense.

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

The pictures don't show for me :(

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Oh no! They are showing for me. Are you using a computer that blocks links from imgur?

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Imgur works... Eh idk @.@

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Can you see the first Here

and the second Here?

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Yep :D

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stripedkitty

Hahaha, I've seen the blep but didn't know it had a name- very cute. So many animals blep, though I don't think I've seen a person do it. Except for the occasionak kid!

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Maybe the human equivalent is jutting out the lower lip. I did this a lot as a child when I wasn't happy. haha. Though, I've seen animals do it who were not unhappy. My friend's cat seems to do it when a moment of deep, cat thinking is interrupted.

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Every unhappy child pouts :P

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stripedkitty

True-- also if you interrupt them while they're grooming or they get distracted, they sit for a while just blepping :)

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scilling

It reminds me of the words from Rich Hall’s Sniglets books. One of my favorites from those was “flibula” — the location on a dog’s body which when scratched will make the dog’s leg twitch uncontrollably.

April 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PrincessSirenity

My new favorite word! I'm going to teach my dog to do this on command! #CutenessOverload

April 18, 2017
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