Grammarian · Guest Contributions

A Grammarian’s script from a fellow Toastmaster

Here is a script for the role of a Grammarian by TM Rahul from Chennai. It’s humorous, on point and apt. Have a look.

Role of Grammarian in Toastmasters
Role of Grammarian in Toastmasters

“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas.” Did my words leave you confused thinking if it was me wearing a pajama while shooting the elephant or did I shoot it because it was wearing my pajama?

When you are on stage, such statements can divert your audience’s attention from the message of your speech to the meaning of what you actually said. That is why every Toastmaster’s meeting 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 Rahul for this submission. If you have a script for any role in Toastmasters, do let us know here.

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

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