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dtpostel
Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:10:59 PM
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When relating a story sometimes the long winded details are replaced with "blab, blab, or yada, yada, or yammer, yammer, and so on. In South Texas I've heard "we-dee, we-dee, I am wondering what might others use to skip over long winded explanations. Please, any examples you may have will be appreciated, thank you all, and to all here's praying all to have a good 2011!
martyg
Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:20:25 PM
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let's cut to the quick!
blahblah
Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 9:53:58 PM
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"Rabbit rabbit" - if recounting a conversation.
"Blah blah blah;" "and so on and so forth;" "etcetera etcetera."

Does anyone remember a comedy sketch - either Rowan Atkinson, or John Cleese, or someone, - in which he kept interrupting a narrative with "etcetera etcetera?"
bethm
Posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011 11:17:10 PM
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I do remember Yul Brynner in 'The King and I' saying many lordly etcetera etceteras...
chuckc4th
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 2:41:52 PM
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... and so on, and so forth, et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum...
chuckc4th
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 2:45:22 PM
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From math texts "the proof is left to the reader/student" is often used to leave out many steps.
shineon
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:37:02 PM
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yadda...yadda...yadda can replace blah...blah..blah.
kitten
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:54:54 PM
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blahblahblah............... and I also hold up my hand pupet style and touch my fingers to my thumb rapidly to simulate blahblahblah. Angel

I usually do this to the TV when some news reporter is going on and on or stating the obvious, to the girls at work when the "play bicker" which sounds, to me. like bickering.Think

I probably picked this up from The Devil Wears Prada's Emily, when she tells Andy she wants her to be quiet.

I use it as blahblahblah as well as putting my fingers, puppet style, to my thumb, once, to simulate the need to be quiet.Shhh

peace out, blahblahblah Whistle
bethm
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 7:17:05 PM
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kitten wrote:
blahblahblah............... and I also hold up my hand pupet style and touch my fingers to my thumb rapidly to simulate blahblahblah. Angel

I usually do this to the TV when some news reporter is going on and on or stating the obvious, to the girls at work when the "play bicker" which sounds, to me. like bickering.Think

I probably picked this up from The Devil Wears Prada's Emily, when she tells Andy she wants her to be quiet.

I use it as blahblahblah as well as putting my fingers, puppet style, to my thumb, once, to simulate the need to be quiet.Shhh

peace out, blahblahblah Whistle


Kitten I totally forgot about that!

That yap yap motion is the American Sign Language (Ameslan) sign for talk talk talk, blah blah, or yackety yack (there's one we forgot).

AND, the single snap closed of that "talking mouth", as you described, is the Ameslan sign for Shut UP!

You're a genius!
kitten
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 8:51:33 PM
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Hello bethm,

That is why it is so familiar to me.Anxious I learnt sign language many, many years ago in the 4-H.d'oh!

I only use the, thank you, and I love you or from my heart sign at work as we have people who come in who only 'sign' when they order.

peace out, >^,,^<
musicwriter
Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011 11:54:50 PM
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Some other terms for that are: gobbledygook, gibberish, jargon.
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