April 29th, 2004

WotD: Dazzling

Having been completed dazzled by teh pretty on the cover of this month’s Empire magazine, I bring you today’s WotD:

• noun
Brit. informal an excellent performance in a game or race.

• adjective 1
(of light) very bright.
2 suddenly and overwhelmingly obvious.
informal (of an action) remarkably skilful and
— DERIVATIVES blindingly adverb

Believe or not, if something is described as a blinding success, it doesn’t actually mean that any eyes were poked out with sharp sticks!. It actually means fantastic, wonderful, dazzlingl.

Blinder is a vastly overused noun in the context of football (soccer) performances, especially in London pubs on a Saturday afternoon.

eg: Michael Owen played a blinder on Saturday against Man U

it can also be used to describe a good night out, a great film or good meal

eg: "We 'ad a right blinding time last night dahn the pub".

Hope you have blinding day!