Grammarian · Guest Contributions

A Grammarian script focusing on pronunciations

This submission has been made by TM Priya from Delhi. A grammarian normally focuses on incorrect grammar or words used during speech. TM Priya for a change here focuses on incorrect pronunciations. Have a look.

When I was in school, I could neither pronounce nor spell Galileo Galilei. Whenever I had to utter his name, I would refer him as “the Italian Astronomer” or as “the founder of modern science.” Pretty soon my teacher caught on to me and that led to long inquiry on other words that I was replacing.

Fellow Toastmasters, as a public speaker, you don’t want to be caught in such an act while on stage. That is why every session in Toastmasters has a grammarian.

As a Grammarian, my role is to look for all the good usage of English, good phrases, words, idioms etc. and also the not so good usage and incorrect pronunciations.

I am also supposed to give you the word of the day. It’s “perplex”

It’s a noun that means “to cause confusion or puzzlement”

An example of a sentence using the word is –

Math problems often perplex students.

I hope everyone uses the word to the maximum. I will be back with my report towards the end of the meeting. Thank You

Thank you TM Priya for this submission. If you have a script for any role in Toastmasters, you can let us know here.

For more ideas on script for role of Grammarian, look here.

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