"Blag" on NPR

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"Blag" on NPR

Postby tesla4d » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:14 pm UTC

I just happened to be in the kitchen when the host of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" referred to their blog as a "blag"!

It took me a good minute to stop laughing, and it makes me wonder just how many people read this comic!

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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby podbaydoor » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:24 pm UTC

Are you sure it wasn't just a funny accent? I can see Carl Castle accidentally pronouncing "blag" with his wonderfully thick voice.
tenet |ˈtenit|
noun
a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
tenant |ˈtenənt|
noun
a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby tesla4d » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:58 pm UTC

No. It was a woman whose name I forget, and she said something to the effect of, "You can read our blag at - I mean, blog. at..."

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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby Gelsamel » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:15 am UTC

Or maybe she is just retarded.
"Give up here?"
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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby Angelene » Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:17 am UTC

Misread an auto-cue? I'd not be so quick to give credit, anyway.
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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby thisisdavid » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:44 am UTC

It was probably Faith Salie, the host of Fair Game, seeing as weird underground culture is one of her things. As an NPR addict, I have to say that much of the programming is not nearly as tight-assed as one might think. I've heard a 30 minute interview with John McCrea of Cake, stories about world of warcraft told from the viewpoint of actual players, as opposed to disgruntled wives, and just today I listened to a story about the stage adaptation of Donnie Darko (!). Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk are pretty funny too, plus listening to NPR will guarantee that you will learn alot about the culture and customs of countries that most people can't pronounce.
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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby Azrael » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:16 pm UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Misread an auto-cue?

Or the guy typing in the text was a fan / wise-ass.

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Re: "Blag" on NPR

Postby hermaj » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:31 pm UTC

I wouldn't be surprised if there were people out there in these sorts of positions that enjoy and even reference xkcd. I personally have my suspicions about Elliot Spencer.


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