A lick is NOT blep 🐈
July 1, 2015 8:11 PM   Subscribe

When 'meh' just won't do: blep. But maybe you're not a cat person. In which case: blop. And yes, there is a place for all other animals - meet blup. (Previously.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome (19 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
And here I've been saying "blap".
posted by kenko at 8:27 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


There are many issues with the word for this being "lolling."
posted by Faux Real at 8:52 PM on July 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


It's good to have a word for this. Until now, I have just been forced to imitate it - sometimes I will look at a blepping (is it a verb?) cat and bleb back at them. Okay, not sometimes. Always. It is impossible for me to resist the impulse.
posted by rtha at 9:09 PM on July 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


I feel such shame as we having been calling our pitbull Daphne's tongue a "blep" not a "blop". I am sure not knowing the proper nomenclature has us being mocked behind our backs on the internets.
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 9:18 PM on July 1, 2015 [9 favorites]


That is a lot of gormless-looking cats.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:25 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Copland does this frequently, but it's only a little blep each time. Usually right after yawning, like he closed his mouth before he was through.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 9:37 PM on July 1, 2015 [5 favorites]


Until now, I have just been forced to imitate it

I've been doing it too, but I think it would be a stretch to say I've been forced to imitate my cat...
posted by teponaztli at 10:13 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Blep? Blop? Nay. Derptongue.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:26 PM on July 1, 2015 [3 favorites]


All bleps are derps, but not all derps are bleps.
posted by Munching Langolier at 10:45 PM on July 1, 2015 [3 favorites]


Mrs. Example and I refer to this as "forgetting to reel your tongue back in".
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:09 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


yes this is relevant to my interests
posted by harriet vane at 2:43 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Kweh!?
posted by Foosnark at 6:12 AM on July 2, 2015


I'm used to BLEP referring to "Band-Limited stEP function", usually in the context of minBLEP or polyBLEP, in digital oscillators. Now I'm never going to see discussions of those the same way.
posted by Foosnark at 6:14 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


Moxie Parker aka Chubby Cat is the queen of the blep in our house. It amuses us greatly because she has a look of "What are you guys staring at?" while she sits there, lil pink tongue sticking out. (No pictures because I am at work.)
posted by Kitteh at 6:14 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]


It never, ever fails to crack me up when my cats do this. A static photo sort of misses out on the steadily increasing ridiculousness as the cat just looks around, oblivious to their tongue peeking out. The longer it lasts, the funnier it is.
posted by picea at 6:16 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


Winston Cat doesn't do this often, but when he does it's wicked cute.
posted by misskaz at 6:24 AM on July 2, 2015 [7 favorites]


GΓΌero haz a blep.
posted by clearlydemon at 12:50 PM on July 2, 2015 [6 favorites]


bunnyblup.
posted by scruss at 6:57 PM on July 4, 2015 [3 favorites]


In greyhound circles I've always heard this referred to as ETS: Escaped Tongue Syndrome. And it is adorable.
posted by Hold your seahorses at 6:29 AM on July 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


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