Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Amazed by words over and over

Recently after a talk by an eminent personality, my Professor commented: A fine example of logorrhea. My ears stood up on hearing this absolutely new word which rhymed with diarrhoea. The word is quite novel to me, even my computer's word document fails to recognise it (It thinks I have confused the spelling of gonorrhea).

The meaning can be roughly translated as a diarrhoea of words. Well, the word means excessive use of words and diarrhoea is excessive (you know what).



Words marvel me and I can ceased to be amazed by them.

Logorrhea, anyone?

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35 comments:

  1. AG:

    Do let me know the results when you're done.

    :)

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  2. That's one I've not seen Susan. Interesting :) Just goes to show you that you are never too old to learn something new, LOL

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  3. Mary:

    Absolutely Mary. Use the word as often as you can and learn newer words :)

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  4. I've been afflicted a time or two. Love the word!

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  5. hahaha is that the scientific term for one that talks too much? i am going to get into so much trouble with this word...

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  6. I have heard the term diarrhea of the mouth but never this word loll


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  7. Don"t you love learning new words like that?

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  8. It's actually a psychiatric term they've taught us. Excessive verbalisation or verbal diarrhoea! :D Manic people have it. Words move so swiftly from specialised jargon to general parlance..English is indeed the world's most beautiful bottom-feeder!

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  9. It's actually a psychiatric term they've taught us. Excessive verbalisation or verbal diarrhoea! :D Manic people have it. Words move so swiftly from specialised jargon to general parlance..English is indeed the world's most beautiful bottom-feeder!

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  10. So now I know, i blog with logorrhea. Thank you for my new word.

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  11. love the new word. I always tell a beginners group in Improvisation that many improvers have "diarrhea of the mouth"..talking more then they need to, because they don't trust silence on stage. Now I have the word for it: Logorrhea
    Thank you.

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  12. Always enlightening us one way or another - can you make this a regular feature :)

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  13. I have learned a new word today!!!!!!
    I have no idea when I am going to use it but I have learned a new word non the less.
    xoxox
    Jessica

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  14. didn't know there was a word for verbal diarrhoea!

    a new word learnt today!

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  15. I have heard of verbal diarrhea but logorrhea??? Am at a loss. Thank you for sharing Susan. Loved it.

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  16. Loved the feel of it..when I say it.Thanks a lot Susan,for this one.

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  17. WOw - I am one word richer now. Thanks a ton for sharing this : )

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  18. Un placer pasar por tu casa,
    si te gusta la poesía te invito a mi blog.
    que tengas una feliz semana.

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  19. I think I'm afflicted with that disease, Sus. :))

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  20. Polly:

    It is good in one way. Words,after all.

    Harish:

    :) You are welcome.

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  21. Betty:

    Absolutely. I always keep my ears open, you see.

    Karishma:

    Thanks for that very detailed explanation. I didn't realise that it was a psychiatric term. Now the word has acquired a new charm for me. Bottom-feeder, yes, yes.

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  22. Larry:

    Oh boy!

    Stuart:

    Welcome here, Stuart. Glad to have you here :)

    Glad that you stumbled across this word :)

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  23. SJ:

    Regular feature?!?! Now you've got me thinking. Let's see. Sounds like an idea.

    Jessica:

    Use it for commenting on every blog :) LOL.

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  24. Yuvika:

    Welcome after a break. Hmmm. A disease that all of us are guilty of many a time.

    Rimly:

    Glad that you liked it, Rimly.

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  25. Alpana:

    Even I liked the sound: Lo go rrhea. Glad you liked this word.

    Kriti:

    :) always.

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  26. Age:

    All of us are at sometime or the other. And English instructors are worse :)

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  27. i don't tend to talk too much but i like that word!

    and aw, i missed your witty writing style.

    hugs!
    betty xx

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  28. Estimado Ricardo:

    Gracias por venir. Su visita es un placer para mí. Me alegro de que usted eligió para pasar por allí. Gracias.

    Betty:

    Glad that you liked the word :) Hope the weekend is a lovely one, just like your smile :)

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  29. Nice lesson buddy.

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    asanandan
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  30. Great - I'm off to use it on my husband! ;)

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  31. Hi Susan, Nice to be here, informative and lovely pics and posts, would like to come again
    Keep posting, Keep inform. Happy
    to join in.
    Best
    Philip

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  32. Asanandan:

    Glad that you liked it. Welcome here and thanks for stopping by.

    Corinne:

    :)

    Philip:

    Welcome here and thanks for coming.

    Joy always.

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