Mark Twain is indeed one of the finest writers America has produced. No wonder, we have received several submissions for our little website with quotes from him. Here is another submission for the role of Grammarian with a quote from Mark Twain by TM Olivia from New Jersey.
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Mark Twain, America’s greatest humorist once commented “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and lightning bug.” And the only reason I am quoting Mark Twain today is because he used all the right words.
Fellow Toastmasters, if you wish to be quoted like Mark Twain, it is important that you use all the right words too. That is why every session in Toastmasters has a Grammarian.
As the Grammarian today, my job is to keep track of all the right usage of language, good phrases, words etc. but more importantly the not so right usage of words and incorrect pronunciations as well so that we can all have some quotable quotes.
I am also supposed to give you the Word of the Day. It’s “Amity”
It’s a noun and it means “Friendly relations”
An example of a sentence using the word is
“We live in amity with our neighbours”
I hope everyone uses this word to the maximum in our meeting today. I will be back with my report towards the end of the meeting.
Thank you so much TM Olivia for this submission.
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