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stare and starve both from a base meaning "be rigid); common ancestry (mongrel related to mingle and among); surprising commonality (wage and wed); typical formation (blab, bleat, chatter, gibber imitative of sounds); influence by association (cloudscape on the pattern of landscape); and shared wordbuilding elements (hyperspace, hypersonic, hyperlink).
I have never heard of a "blab." In my 72 years, these "blabs" were always called "calf weaners," and we had more cow-weaning than calf-weaning problems, as we never allowed the newborns to nurse after their first couple of feedings.
Freddie Roach: They all blab and blab until they get slugged in the mouth.
The Spandau Ballet frontman told how he feared she would blab to her schoolfriends.
You needed to talk, and you trusted her not to blab. But she did.
We did more demos for 12 year olds--blah, blab, blab.
The first five letters of BILABIAL anagram to I BLAB, an action produced with both lips.
In short, my pent-up will to blab overflowed and he wound up interviewing me: my sordid bildungsroman as a young aesthete in the suburbs, my class consciousness awakened by other people's nicer homes, my boundary-free Jewish family, and, of course, I didn't skip over my analysis...
Or b) Blab like the biggest blabber in Blabberville and go for the money by writing your prison diaries?
The lengthy exhibition title quotes a ditty by George and Ira Gershwin in which love-song cliches make end rhymes (hair/care, eyes/skies, moon/croon, above/love) preceded by "blab, blah, blah." Such attention to linguistic inflection, the play between sense and nonsense, is key to Horn's method, as the title of one of the three photographic series here suggests: In "Clowd and Cloun (Gray)," 2001--whose name contains a failed doubling perceptible only to the viewer who sees the title in writing-- blurry gray pictures of clouds alternate with indistinct portraits in which the red smears of clownish nose and lips can be discerned.
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