Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Logorrhoea

Maybe you've heard, or even used, the phrase 'verbal diarrehoea' for someone who talks too much? Logorrhoea is actually the correct word to use as it means an excessive flow of words. It's prononunced log-oh-ree-a.


26 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - I might fall into that category occasionally .. but the 'logo' makes sense .. the 'rrhoea' is another matter! I wonder if the Houses of Parliament are sinking under such a morass? Cheers - lovely clear day here - Hilary

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    1. There's definitely too much talking in there at times, Hilary.

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  2. Had a giggle when I saw your choice of image to accompany Logorrhoea!

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    1. It'd be funnier still if it was les fitting, I think, Christine.

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  3. my boderline-autistic character, Margarite, is definitely not a logorrhoeaite

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  4. Cool! I never heard of this word before. :-)

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  5. Woops! Misread it as loggerhead. I would be at loggerheads with someone with Logorrhoea.

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  6. As I have to look up diarrhoea every time I spell it, I don't think I'll be using logorrhoea either!

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    1. I'm sure there's plenty we can write without using either, Maggie.

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    1. Probably, Charlie as that's pretty much how first drafts are supposed to be.

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  8. I've never heard of that correct term, though the other sounds just right!

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    1. I imagine a lot more people have heard this in action than know what it's called, Rosemary.

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  9. Oh dear! I shall never be able to listen to my son-in-law again without thinking of this word!

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    1. He's not the shy retiring type then, Liz?

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  10. If I had anything that sounded like that, I'd keep it quiet!

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    1. Whereas, as if you actually had the condition you wouldn't be able to.

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Thanks so much for commenting!