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:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Christine Howe said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Noted!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Misha Gericke said...

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

Carolb said...

That's what editing is for! :D

oscar case said...

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

Maggie May said...

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

Nicola said...

I love it!!

Charlie Britten said...

What I wrote for NaNoWriMo then?

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

To be used shortly?

Patsy said...

I'm warming to her, Mac.

Patsy said...

It's fairly new to me, Misha.

Patsy said...

Fair point, Carol.

Patsy said...

They'd likely get that reaction, Oscar.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Thanks, Nicola.

Patsy said...

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

Rosemary Gemmell said...

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

Patsy said...

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

liz young said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Wendy's Writing said...

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

Patsy said...

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