TM Lisa from New York has dug up an old quote to frame an effective script for the role of Grammarian. Read her submission below.
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“High thoughts must have high language” – these are the words of Aristophanes widely regarded as the Prince of Ancient Comedy. In Toastmasters, as in public speaking, we are forever sharing high thoughts. It is therefore vital that like Aristophanes, we too express them in high language.
That is why every session in Toastmasters has a Grammarian. As the Grammarian I will 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 learn the use of high language.
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 Lisa for this submission.
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