What Is 'A Blonde Moment' Called in Countries Where People Don't Have Blond(e) Hair?

blonde moment
@MALUSE (45751)
Uzbekistan
April 14, 2018 2:19pm CST
For the members from countries where the prevailing hair colour is dark brown and/or black: The Cambridge Dictionary defines 'have a blonde moment' as "to forget something or do something silly, in a way that is sometimes thought to be typical of women with blonde hair." We should avoid such expressions, shouldn't we? After all, this is an outrageously sexist remark. Yet, I, a blonde woman (formerly genuine, now helped along by a hairdresser and chemical liquids) am of the opinion that some political incorrectness is ok and can spice up life. Thank God I don't live in a country (I won't name it) where people can lose their jobs because of a harmless remark someone finds intrusive. Today I went to the supermarket with my trolley (it's not far from our house). I intended to buy quite a lot and had decided right from the beginning to take a taxi back home. I do that occasionally not only to avoid pulling the trolley but also because the taxidrivers carry my goods up two flights of stairs. They get a nice tip for that and everybody is happy. When I had unpacked four big bags of goods and stowed them away, I could have called the mission 'accomplished'. Yet, I had the vague feeling that something was not as it should be. After some scalp scratching it dawned on me: my trolley was nowhere to be seen! By chance I still had the list of goods I wanted to buy in my pocket. All things on this list were with me and stowed away. Hmm. I called the taxi driver and asked him if he could check if my trolley was still in the boot of his car. He told me at once that he knew it wasn't. Hmm again. I called the information of the supermarket and asked if they could check the area of the rear exit where I had waited for the taxi if there was a lonely trolley. A friendly woman described my trolley and said that it was standing in front of her. I had forgotten my mobile phone and asked a shop-assistant at the lottery and tobacco stand if she could call a taxi for me. Then I went to the exit without my trolley. Why? Search me! Someone found it and took it to the information. On Monday I'll go there and fetch it. Will I be embarrassed? No way! I know enough dark-haired people who have moments which are blonder than blonde. I think I'll have a laugh with whoever will hand me my trolley. ----- Photo. pixabay
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@sabtraversa (13355)
• Italy
14 Apr
Dark hair is a dominant trait; it means that, if you have both dark and blonde genes, the dark one will manifest, but the blonde one will be still there, hidden. So yeah, even dark-haired can be somehow blonde, inside.
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@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
Think of it: even people with no hair can have blonde moments! :-)
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@sabtraversa (13355)
• Italy
14 Apr
@MALUSE Definitely.
@Corbin5 (122237)
• United States
14 Apr
@MALUSE My husband!!
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@LeaPea2417 (23053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Apr
I think the term to use would be "Air Head" moment.
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@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
Thank you!
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@porwest (9593)
• United States
21 Apr
I remember once someone told me after I did something dumb, "It seems to me the only thing in your head is an echo." lol
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@LeaPea2417 (23053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Apr
@Tampa_girl7 (27381)
• United States
16 Apr
I have very dark brown hair and have done many silly things
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@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
16 Apr
That's a comfort for all blondes! :-)
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@Tampa_girl7 (27381)
• United States
17 Apr
@MALUSE yes, it would appear that hair color doesn't make a difference in having those moments
@xFiacre (6032)
• Ireland
14 Apr
@maluse We often refer to such lapses as senior moments. I suppose that’s ageist.
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@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
Let's keep some -ists to have some fun!
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• Philippines
15 Apr
@xfiacre @maluse that's what we say here, too - senior moment.
@epiffanie (10447)
• Australia
16 Apr
Before my hair turned grey, I remember always having "brunette moments"... that's what I called it .. because I didn't want to offend the blonde people ..lol .. These days, I have "grey moments" ..
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@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
16 Apr
Who hasn't . . . This afternoon I have to go to the supermarket where I forgot my trolley. :-(
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@LadyDuck (187235)
• Switzerland
15 Apr
It happens, I am only half blonde, but I have those moments. There is a nice joke that I hope you will appreciate Question "How to define Artificial Intelligence?" Reply "A blonde who dye her hair brown".
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@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
15 Apr
Yes, that's funny.
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@Ronrybs (8061)
• London, England
16 Apr
I used to hear that expression a lot, but this is the first time in several years. Wonder why
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@hereandthere (33343)
• Philippines
15 Apr
i thought the four big bags of groceries would be in the trolley
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
15 Apr
Tomorrow I'll see what is in the trolley. I only remember putting my light coat in as I felt warm.
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• Philippines
16 Apr
@MALUSE so i guess the driver only picked up the groceries to stow in his taxi but left the trolley, thinking it belonged to the supermarket?
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
16 Apr
@hereandthere No, that's not possible. It isn't a metal trolley of the kind used in supermarkets. It looks a bit like this:
Karabar Halden Insulated Shopping Trolley, Red: Amazon.co.uk: Luggage
@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
14 Apr
Oh, yes, very good question. Or what about countries where the blonde gene is the predominant one... the map above shows the predominant hair colour in males aged 20 - 30, as an example.
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
Are you saying that people in 'blond' countries have a lot of blond moments?
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@pgntwo (22752)
• Alanya, Turkey
14 Apr
@MALUSE No - the opposite. Where 'blond' is the norm, what's the expression for such occurrences that would be called "a blonde moment" elsewhere? Otherwise, is every moment in such countries, as you say, a 'blond' one?
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
15 Apr
@pgntwo Should you ever be bored, think about the topic. It'll occupy you for some time. :-) Pity that there are no Swedes on the site.
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• Bucharest, Romania
23 Apr
I also had a blonde moment on Friday. I was asked to carry something to another location and I left without the thing that I had to carry to that location but I remembered that I forgot only after I already arrived at the location where I needed to get to. I had to go back to where I left to pick up the stuff that I needed to transport it there and go back again to the location with it. So, instead of 40 km in total I had traveled 80 km due to the fact that I had to go back. I wasted a few fuel of the company's car.
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
23 Apr
Oh, dear! Hopefully, it was only a moment and not onsetting dementia. ;-)
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• Bucharest, Romania
23 Apr
@MALUSE I doubt that I suffer of that thing but it happens sometimes.
@Courage7 (20816)
• United States
22 Apr
We call it a dunce moment.
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
23 Apr
Thanks! That isn't bad, either. You may be interested in this book. :-)
Kill oneself because of a book? Sadly, this happened in real life when John Kennedy Toole (born 1936) realised that no publisher was interested in the...
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@Courage7 (20816)
• United States
23 Apr
@MALUSE Thanks yes I will have a read of it.
@garymarsh6 (14732)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr
My son in law is blonde he put a birthday cake on the roof of the car whilst he strapped the children in the car forgot about it and drove off. The cake splattered on the ground! The funniest saying I heard was in America when someone said they had had a "brain fart". Glad you will soon be reunited with your trolley. You could tell them you were momentarily "off your trolley" another saying!
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
21 Apr
Did you make your son-in-law's blondness responsible for the 'accident'?
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@garymarsh6 (14732)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr
@MALUSE Of course! It's a must!
@sprite1950 (14494)
• Corsham, England
16 Apr
It's true that having blonde hair is associated with being a bimbo (I have blondish hair ). At my stage of life I would say I was having a "senior moment", in fact when I am forgetful my children often tell each other "mum is having a senior moment"
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
16 Apr
Isn't that mean? As if dark-haired people were more intelligent. 'Senior moment' sounds 'a bit' better.
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@sprite1950 (14494)
• Corsham, England
16 Apr
@MALUSE Yes I suppose it is. I think it stemmed from the idea that blonde hair was associated with beauty and if you were beautiful you had no brain, Completely illogical of course. People with all hair colours can be beautiful and intelligent,
@Corbin5 (122237)
• United States
14 Apr
I was born blonde myself. And, I am still blonde thanks to coloring my hair to match the blonde I had as a child. It is nice to know that blondes, brunettes, redheads, and those with black hair have moments in which they do something that has them scratching their heads.
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
Yes, this is indeed comforting, heehee. Nobody is safe from stupid moments. There is nothing to despair, however, as long as it's only for moments that stupidity strikes! :-)
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@Corbin5 (122237)
• United States
14 Apr
@mlgen1037 (29609)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Apr
If that happened here, even the taxi would not bother to talk to you and your trolley will be gone for good. I think that would really be blonder than blonde moment.
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
Is that so? Then I'm glad I live here where most people are honest.
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@mlgen1037 (29609)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Apr
@MALUSE Unfortunately yes.
@tzwrites (4980)
• Romania
27 Apr
I think we all have blonde moments but I am curious to see what 'blonde moments' are called in other countries
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
28 Apr
It's obviously 'senior moments'.
@maezee (34458)
• United States
14 Apr
I am interested in seeing what responses you get since youre so right and we have mylotters from all over. This is a good example of another one of those weird cultural sayings. Glad no one stole your phone by the way!
@MALUSE (45751)
• Uzbekistan
14 Apr
I had forgotten my phone at home which was a good thing in hindsight.
@GardenGerty (105192)
• United States
21 May
It sounds like a very friendly ending all the way around. People enjoy laughing with you, if you can laugh at yourself. They would not be so friendly if you were mean and aggressive.
@vandana7 (68959)
• India
24 Apr
It sure was more than a moment.....evil grin. But it brought a smile on my face. Thanks for the laugh today. I desperately needed it.
@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
22 Apr
It is nice you have sense of humor about it. I have also heard such moments called "senior moments". I have neither blonde hair, nor am a senior... and I have plenty of those