Jump to navigation Jump to search
bleg (plural blegs)
- (Northumbria) A pouting (Trisopterus luscus).
- 4 July 2007, Jack Melton, “Fresh water gives shore anglers a clear problem”, in Sunderland Echo:
- Steve Thompson, on the Moonshadow, won last Wednesday’s WBA boat competition with the only fish of the night, a 1lb 8oz pouting (bleg)
- 7 November 2007, “Sea Angling latest”, in Sunderland Echo:
- #*: Boats are taking ling to 18lb as well as codling to 5lbs and loads of pout whiting (blegs) on squid.
- 29 May 2008, “Sea Angling: Wear in doldrums, Tyne and Tees looking up”, in Sunderland Echo:
- The only report on boat fishing last week was on Tuesday when the Wanderer managed to get out and took about a dozen codling to three pounds plus a few blegs.
- 10 December 2010, “Fishing: Pier marks look favourite for Big Open”, in Sunderland Echo:
- Saturday saw just three Seahan SAC juniors fishing for the J.T. Jacobs Cup, with two weighing in three coalies, a codling and a bleg.
bleg (plural blegs)
- (Internet slang) An entry on a blog requesting information or contributions.
- I posted a bleg in the hope of learning more about local tourism.
- 29 August 2008, Andrew Sullivan, “The Utter Arrogance Of It”, in The Atlantic:
- Here's a bleg: can anyone direct me to any statement she [Sarah Palin] has ever made about foreign policy?
- 9 September 2010, James Wolcott, “A Grammer of Motives*”, in Vanity Fair:
- Last time I looked, The QOR Club was a shuttered ghost town, and Jeff Goldstein is still doing monthly blegs to pay for the capital letters required to proclaim OUTLAW! at the end of his sporadic posts.
- 2012, Elizabeth Kantor, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After, Regnery Publishing, Inc., →ISBN, acknowledgments section, page 267:
- This book was crowdsourced among many friends, who helped me to new insights about love in the twenty-first century and into Jane Austen; answered frantic Facebook blegs for sources of quotations I couldn't find; […]
- (Internet slang) To create an entry on a blog requesting information or contributions.
- That guy will bleg on the most unusual topics.
- 2008, "Strange looks and funny lines from the past week", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18 May 2008:
- The Freakonomics blog posted a "bleg" from "Yale Book of Quotations" editor Fred Shapiro, in which Shapiro blegged for modern proverbs.
- 2009, John J. Miller, "Novels of the Right, cont.", National Review Online, 30 November 2009:
- About ten days ago, I blegged for comments about great conservative novels — NRO readers now have posted more than 200 entries here [hyperlink redacted].
- 2009, Curtis Brainard, "It’s Tanking; I’m Teaching…", Columbia Journalism Review, 7 August 2009:
- Zimmer had "blegged" (that’s right, begged on his blog) his readers to help him compile a number of book and article titles for inclusion in that list, and they "did not disappoint."
- 2010, Iain Murray, "Chicagoan Voting System!", National Review Online, 15 April 2010:
- Yesterday, I shamelessly blegged people to vote for my son in a Parents magazine cutest kid contest.
|Inflection of bleg|
|1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.|
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- imperative of
Declension of bleg