Friday, October 10, 2008

Now that's my kind of word.

A recent word o' the day, which I felt compelled to rouse myself from my blogging slumber for..

circumlocution;
The use of many words to express an idea that might be
expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.
In other words.. when one is trying to say something and it comes out in a way which.. and there are many ways you can do this depending on your background, personality, or other things which influence the way you tend to express yourself.. but I won't get into that now.. let's just put it this way.. a circumloculater (if in fact that is a word.. and I have my doubts, but let's just say for the purposes of this excercise that a circumloculater is "one who circumlocutates (not sure if that's a word either.. oh well) and anyway.. where were we.. oh yeah.. the "circumloculater".. a circumloculator will get something in their head which they wish to express to those they are in company with, and instead of telling them.. I mean, not instead of but.. I mean they tell them but they tell them in a way which includes a whole lot of extra information which may or may not be relevant.. a bunch of non-sequiturs, unfinished thou.. you get what I mean. In short, they go on. And on and on and on.. and then start talking in another direction. They may or may not use paragraph breaks :)

And that's it. I could probably get into it more but at present I haven't the time.