Friday, July 01, 2005

Word of the Day for Friday July 1, 2005

garrulous \GAIR-uh-lus; GAIR-yuh-\, adjective:

1. Talking much, especially about commonplace or trivial things; talkative.

2. Wordy.

Crammed with gossip, anecdotes, and confessions..., his garrulous, untidy narratives read like a good novel.
--James Atlas, "A Modern Whitman," The Atlantic, December 1984

Garrulous is from Latin garrulus, from garrire, "to chatter,
to babble."

Sounds like some of the inane trivial overheard in my office, one colleague was actually complaining that it hadn't rained when they said it would (on GMTV that is, the television equivalent of a crappy tabloid, in my opinion).

It turned out to be a glorious sunny day for chrissakes!

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