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have a blond moment

To forget something or act strangely, often foolishly. The use of "blond" comes from the stereotype that people with blond hair are not as smart. For that reason, it can be considered somewhat derogatory. I thought mom knew Joe's phone number, but she's having a blond moment and can't remember it either.
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blond moment

n. a lapse in thinking, something like a senior moment. Sorry. I was having a blond moment. And that’s hard for a redhead.
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Blame the movies, the magazines or the advertising, but for some reason us blondes all get put in the same category.
KATY PERRY Pop star Katy Perry joined the blondes have more fun club when she swapped her trademark raven locks for platinum blonde.
IF you believe the old adage blondes have always had more fun, but is this just the case with the fairer sex?
Professor Rees said today: 'For all the jokes about dumb blondes, we are very ignorant of its genetics and we don't understand why some people are blonde and others are not.
In circular, complex reverberations, True Blonde Draped mixes a real person, the artist's imagination, art-historical references, and past images in her own oeuvre.
Ever since Marilyn Monroe, it's been assumed brunettes are boring, black- haired girls are bland and it's the devastating blondes who have more fun.
Red-suited blondes in high heels invade from every corner--eighteen in all--marching in luscious batterie with Mae West nonchalance.
BLONDES are having a serious moment, with celebrities lightening up their locks.
Two blondes were standing outside their sports car in the pouring rain.
London, Jan 2 (ANI): A study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that while men are more likely to chat up with blondes on a night out, they actually find brunettes more attractive.
I WAS telling a colleague off for using the phrase 'blonde moment', meaning an illogical action, as being prejudiced and a discredit to blondes.
So I was delighted to read last week that, as I suspected, it is true blondes really do have more fun.
SIR - Your news item on the evolution of European blondes (Western Mail, February 28) focused on research widely reported in the media back in 2002 - ie the decline of the 'blonde gene' (which is recessive - not 'regressive' as described in your article).