A Grammarian’s introduction with a joke

Nothing connects better than humor. Here is an introduction speech for the role of a Grammarian with a small joke. Have a look.

Grammarian's introduction in Toastmasters
Grammarian’s introduction with a joke.

There is an old joke on grammar in social media. It says “Good grammar is like personal hygiene. You may ignore it if you want but don’t be surprised when people draw their conclusions.”

As much as we hate, ignoring grammar diminishes the aesthetics of our language just as ignoring hygiene diminishes the aesthetics of our body. And while it is certainly not a crime, but as the joke says, we shouldn’t be surprised when both of them start influencing people thoughts about us.

This is why every Toastmasters meeting has a Grammarian to help you in maintaining the aesthetics of your language. As a Grammarian today, I will keep a track of all the good usage of English, good phrases, words, idioms etc. and more importantly the not so good usage of English and incorrect pronunciations we well.

I am also supposed to give you the word of the day and the word of the day is GULLIBLE. It’s an adjective and it means – easily persuaded to believe something. Examples using the word may be

1) I was quite a gullible kid and believed my father when he said chocolate milk comes from chocolate colored cows.

2) An April fool’s day is a gullible person’s nightmare.

I hope all of you use this word to the maximum. I will keep a score and present my report at the end of the meeting.


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