In The Princess Bride, Miracle Max says that "as we all know, 'to blathe' means 'to bluff'." I've never seen any other references to the word "blathe"; is this just part of the joke?

  • I'm pretty sure he says, "to blave", not "blathe". – Mr. Kennedy Jan 4 '18 at 2:20

It's part of the joke. He clearly heard him say "true love" (as did we all) but he concocts some nonsense about him saying "to blave" and then makes up his own definition of the word.

There's absolutely no indication that this word means "to bluff" in English, old English or any other language known to Google.

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    Li-a... Lie-aaaaaa!!! – CGCampbell Jun 24 '15 at 14:55
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    I'm not a witch, I'm ya wife!! – Sean Kendle May 17 '17 at 12:56
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    I like your answer, but in theory, "blave" could mean bluff in the language of Guilder, the sworn enemy of Florin. – userLTK Jan 4 '18 at 4:43
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    It makes no sense because "to bluff" sounds a lot more like "true love" so there was no need to make up a word – Kyle Delaney Oct 11 '19 at 2:20

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