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bluff

1. a steep promontory, bank, or cliff, esp one formed by river erosion on the outside bend of a meander
2. (of a bank, cliff, etc.) presenting a steep broad face

bluff

[bləf]
(geography)
A steep, high bank.
A broad-faced cliff.
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Emulating Keith in bluffer mode, I'll try to be funny, concise, knowledgeable, mischievous, coruscating: and bamboozle those journalists too.
Another big bluffer from Australia is the sand goanna (go-AHN- uh).
Web surfers and novice bluffers can observe online games in progress until they have the confidence to step out of the audience and join the game.
Techno Bluffers are probably the hardest to spot because, like Dad described above, they are too proud to ask the kids for help and would rather wade through huge amounts of manuals pretending they understand exactly how every hi-tech gadget works.
So in a spirit of communion with you, loyal reader, who may not have the time but still has the inclination, here's a short-cut bluffers guide to the runners and riders of 2011.
The bluffers tend to be the ones who'll happily quote a famous part of a film, but can't tell you when it happens in the film, or else they'll quote a line, but get it slightly wrong.
I think that says a lot about the ability of the rest and it says something about the gullibility of the average fan who believes all the bull surrounding these bluffers who bleed every penny out of the game and only perform when they feel like it.
On the contrary,it is rural life that will have to change to fit the national conscience,and not to accommodate the outmoded hobbies of toffs, duffers and bluffers.
Bluffers are too proud to ask the kids for help and suffer from gadget-induced anxiety.
Bluffers who claimed they had learned the answers in school were branded as "executive functioning".
The rest - notably swimming, rowing and rugby - are bluffers.
Only by reading their rivals' body language and behaviour can they hope to judge whether their opponents are pokerface bluffers or a genuine contenders who could jeopardise their place in the final.