Monday, August 9, 2010

A Cultural Contribution

I had this thought several weeks ago, and for some reason forgot to share it until now. Here it is anyway, my great contribution to the English language.
Y'see the acronym WAGs - for Wives and Girlfriends has always (since its first appearance several years back) been a wonderful description for those most cherished loved ones of the unfairer sex, so I said to myself, I said - what about the men? don't they deserve a handy to use, quick and complimentary acronym of their own???
Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, but especially gentlemen -
I hereby name you.... drumroll please....

BLAHs - Boyfriends, Lovers and Husbands

I think that's enough to secure my place in the dictionary, is it not? no need to thank me, the pleasure is all mine. ..

16 comments:

Domestic Oub said...

That. Is. Brilliant.

Deserves to enter the english language right now. How to mime this???

Summer Ross said...

LOL, I enjoyed this, :)

Niamh said...

Oh those blahs with their bling...! Yes it def has a tabloid ring! Genius!

Gerry Snape said...

blah, blah, blah, yes I think that about sims them up nicely thankyouvery much and goodnight!!

Gerry Snape said...

or did I mean sums? d'ye know I ain't sure.

Argent said...

... and sooo descriptive!

Domestic Oub said...

that should have been meme...

Gwei Mui said...

Brilliant I'm going to be using this from now on in my writing I hopew that's ok.

Niamh B said...

Tks Oub, easily my finest moment... don't know about meme-ing it - but deffo need to spread it world-wide fast... make it viral!!
Tks Summer & Niamh!
Night Gerry - you know what to say next time they annoy you - blah blah blah
isn't it Argent? - you know a blah is also a type of chip sandwich in waterford as well I think... doesn't matter - the language must evolve!
Gwei - please do - and use it in everyday chat too... I plan to.

Karen said...

Wonderful and unfortunately most apt description! Hahaha!

Erratic Thoughts said...

Hahaha! Niamh I loved that acronym!
Is it offical? :D Beacuse I'm gonna start using it...
"My Blahs, your Blahs" wow this sounds so ummm funny :D

A thump's up from me!

Niamh B said...

Thanks Karen :-) hope you'll use it now.
Yes Erratic Thoughts - it's fully licensed and official - use away!!

Titus said...

Coinage! I love it!
Take it to the Dragon's Den immediately and ask for £100,000.

Niamh B said...

Y'think? 100 K? ah the glory is all I want really, and the power

Dominic Rivron said...

A great acronym! Is it the case in Ireland? In England the expression "blah blah blah" has really taken off in the last few years...(As in "He went on about his holiday, blah blah blah... etc")

Niamh B said...

Blah has always been a popular enough term here, but now I predict really great things for it. I'm talking huge!