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Know Your Blowouts

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What do you think of when you hear the word "blowout?" Every person doesn't have the same mental image, and that's entirely understandable. There are, according to most standard English dictionaries, at least six different meanings of "blowout."

Tire blowout

For example, the definition given first typically involves the automotive meaning of "blowout," which generally refers to a punctured or ruptured tire. Nobody likes to have a blowout on the way to grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner! Also associated with this meaning of blowout are excitable outbursts (as from an individual or individuals), explosive outpourings of oil or gas (as from a well), and electrical meltdowns (as of a fuse).

Another common definition involves the competitive meaning of "blowout," as in a sports victory or electoral landslide. Nobody likes to see their favorite team on the wrong side of a blowout win, like when the Pittsburgh Steelers recently beat the Indianapolis Colts 28-7. That kind of blowout can be even more devastating than an ill-timed flat tire.

Both of those blowouts, you may have noticed, often carry a negative connotation. (Although anyone who watches sports avidly probably enjoys being on the winning side of an occasional sports blowout.) So it's certainly understandable that some might not immediately think of a blowout as being a cause for excitement and celebration.

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NOTE: The other common definitions of blowout are a "large or lavish meal or social gathering," "an act or instance of blow-drying hair," and "a hollow eroded by the wind." So now you know. And knowing's half the battle.


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