Word of the Week


One of the many terms that have come from football into general use.  To blooter the ball in a game is to kick it powerfully but without much control:
“How could ye no have squared it tae me instead of blootering it inty the crowd?”

The verb can also mean to do something in a quick and careless way:
“There’s no way that hoose could be painted right in wan day;  They must’ve blootered it.”

Similarly, if a person quickly spends a sum of money he may be said to have ‘blootered the whole lot.’

Someone who is very drunk may be described as being blootered.

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10 responses to “Word of the Week

  1. Blootered is now my new word for drunk, shnockered or blitzed. 🙂

  2. I like this one. I could use it often. I think I want to go and get blootered. 😉

  3. Blootered could well be a Geordie swear word! In fact it may well be already being used as one!
    How about….Blootering Heck! Better than a real swear word!
    I found you through Chrisb and thought I would drop by and say hello. :o)

  4. I tried saying it out loud to practice my Scotish you know…but then I listened to you say it…and it’s hopeless, there is NO way I’m going to sound that good telling someone they look drunk or are drunk! 🙂

  5. That’s what I did to my last run the other day! I blootered it!

  6. I love this! My peeps all play football (soccer) and I will be using this word… a lot!

  7. Love it! Am going to try it out on some of my Mom firends and see their reaction. Should cheer me up as the grey clouds suck away my smiles.

  8. It’s used like botched then? Like if you screw up the kick, you botched it?

  9. I got blootered last Saturday night…

  10. I do wish I’d discovered you earlier! You would have been invaluable for my friend Relax Max’s BritishSpeak project 🙂

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