Posted by: Jack Henry | May 16, 2018

Editor’s Corner: Sploot and Blop

Well, I’m not usually one to jump on the new word bandwagon, but I just heard about these two words and they go with animals and cute pictures, so I can’t resist.

The first term is sploot. It’s a name for this stretch that dogs do when they lie on their bellies and stretch out their back legs. Welsh Corgis are particularly adept at it. Also, as the photos show, so are some cats:

I personally already have a term for this. I call it the “frog dog” position, or “frog-doggin’.” I guess others call it splooting. Who knew?

The other word I just learned, though I see our dogs do it now and then, is blop. The definition, according to Reddit, is:

Blop is an adorable phenomenon that involves the protrusion of a dog’s tongue while its mouth stays closed, often due to forgetfulness or while asleep. Only dogs can blop, not cats, horses, or other animals.”

Of course, the blopping comes with cute photos, too!

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

Symitar Documentation Services

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