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What does blanding mean in any culture or language?

  • I am not finding "blanding" used as anything but a surname. Can you use it in a sentence or tell us where you saw it? Edit: Okay, I found one. See answer. – MrHen Apr 12 '11 at 21:13
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I found one reference for "blanding" in a list of buzzwords or potential lingo:

blanding: Branding schemes that strip out any uniqueness in a corporate identity in order to appear to a larger audience. The resulting look: bland.

It appears to be a variation of "bland" to the extent that it means some amount of "blanding" has occurred and the result of the blanding is a bunch of stuff that is now bland:

They are busy blanding our website.

I would advise against using this word anywhere outside of causal conversation. Wait a year or so and see if it catches on.

  • how will it catch on if everyone is waiting to see if it catches on ;) – Matt E. Эллен Apr 12 '11 at 21:31
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    @Matt: The lesser proles may mete out neologisms at their will. Our responsibility is much higher. [/sarcasm] – MrHen Apr 12 '11 at 23:40
  • "A" for effort. – Robusto Apr 13 '11 at 1:30

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