Check Out Blake Shelton’s Made Up Language on ‘The Voice’

Fans of NBC's The Voice might find this "Blake Dictionary" useful.

Written by Chris Parton
Check Out Blake Shelton’s Made Up Language on ‘The Voice’
THE VOICE -- "Battle Rounds" -- Pictured: Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Fans of NBC’s The Voice know by now that country star Blake Shelton marches to the beat of his own drum. But did you know he also speaks his own language?

In a new video posted to The Voice’s YouTube page, a few of Shelton’s more … colorful … phrases are given a thorough study for inclusion in the “Blake Dictionary,” just in case you didn’t catch them live on Season 16. And needless to say, Shelton has a way with words.

Many of funniest things Shelton says seem to stem from the fact that he’s just a simple country boy at heart. Like the fact that he can’t wrap his head around his fellow coach John Legend’s the “EGOT” status – which stands for the four major awards he’s won: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award. To Shelton, that’ an “EGRIT” or an “OSMO.”

Other times he would rather just modify words he already knows than think of something else to say. Like when he described one contestant’s remarkable “holy-crapness,” or his responsibility to pick one hopeful singer over another as “literally sucky.”


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And then there’s the fact that even when he uses the right word, sometimes it still sounds wrong. “Scatting,” for instance, is an improvisational style of jazz singing. But “scattin’”? Well, I guess that’s close enough.

“That is called scatting, Blake,” Legend confirmed to Shelton, replying to his not-quite-confident attempt at a non-country musical description.

“I don’t like it when you say it, but that is technically what it’s called,” conceded coach Adam Levine.

Season 16 of NBC’s The Voice continues each on Monday and Tuesday nights of each week.