blamestorm

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From blame + storm; presumably influenced by brainstorm.

NounEdit

blamestorm (plural blamestorms)

  1. A process for determining the cause(s), human and otherwise, of the failure of something
    • 2000, Nelson DeMille, The Lion's Game, page 354:
      This was more of a brainstorming session, which is better than a blamestorm, and we were all invited to share and contribute.
    • 2008 Feb 16, The Magpie, “Harsh realities”, Townsville Bulletin:
      SO is this the end to the blamestorm which has swirled around black/white relations in Australia for more than 200 years?
    • 2008 Nov 30, Gary Crooks, Spokane Spokesman-Review:
      Apathetic, yet curious, he solved the conundrum by facebooking his prey, then weathering the blamestorm. Victory was his.
    • 2008 Apr 24, Carlos Amato, “Enough blamestorming!”, The Times (Johannesburg):
      We should all be ashamed of ourselves for using Leila Parreira’s grave illness, and her husband’s departure to be with her, as a pretext for a ridiculously futile blamestorm.

VerbEdit

blamestorm (third-person singular simple present blamestorms, present participle blamestorming, simple past and past participle blamestormed)

  1. to have a blamestorm, i.e., a session where a group discusses the cause(s), human and otherwise, of the failure of something
    • 2002, Jonathan Feldman, Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, page 176:
      So before blamestorming wireless, make sure that the problem does not exist when you are using wired networking.
    • 2004 Oct 1, “Create a no-blame lab environment.”, Medical Laboratory Observer:
      Instead of brainstorming and problem-solving, professionals blamestormed, creating more problems and inaction.
    • 2005 Feb 7, Rick Y, “Thanks Birds..”, alt.sports.football.pro.phila-eagles, Usenet:
      I'm gald to see that there are people like you that appreciate the Eagles and aren't just looking to blamestorm and blow off steam.
Last modified on 4 January 2014, at 21:54