Wordaholics - Bloj

Bloj: Means blowjob.

Pronounced: Blow-ge                    

AKA: “The Mouth”

Oral sex moniker used primarily in high school slang, before transitioning into the college world where it can take on any number of regionally appropriate names (I.E. Doming, Braining, Feed Bag, etc).  

Not often said in the old folks home or your parent’s office, it’s a kids thing. They do a lot of shortening of words for their speech patterns, they think it makes them stand out and find an identity in this crazy world.  C'mon, you used to as well, remember “ush”, “coo” and “totes”?  

Language.  It’s funny, and sometimes, being funny?  Is enough to catch you a bloj.

In a Sentence: “She gave me a bloj, she gave me a bloj, pretty much every low self esteem girl in Rancho Cucamonga South has thrown a bloj my way; although to speak equally of gender roles, some may have been using me for my body as well.”

06 June 2015

Old Blue Eyes

As any colour-blind person knows we don’t all see colours equally but ‘the dress’ highlighted a different phenomenon – the way we detect colour intensity also varies. How colour is perceived is being studied by researchers investigating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a form of blindness in the elderly that causes fine focus to become blurry while peripheral vision remains intact. They tested how easily individuals can distinguish specific colours when they‘re adjacent to similar shades or contrasted against other strong hues. AMD patients were less able to detect all colours than the controls but this was particularly marked in the blue shades, and this was the case even when the patients were only mildly affected by AMD. Although AMD can’t be cured, if detected early the progression to blindness can be slowed, so testing colour contrast sensitivity may be a useful way to identify those at risk.

Written by Julie Webb

Original image by Cecilia Bleasdale
Image reproduced by Karl Gegenfurtner, Marina Bloj and Matteo Toscani
Copyright Elsevier 2015
Research published in Current Biology, May 2015

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