We loved the observation TM Ryan from New York has made in this script for the role of Grammarian. And we absolutely agree with him. New events do indeed bring new vocabularies to our dictionary. This is a fantastic way to explain the role of a Grammarian. Have a look.
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Every time the world is swept by a new phenomenon, a whole series of new words related to the phenomena enters the common man’s dictionary. Take COVID 19 for example. We have learnt new words like pandemic, quarantine, inoculate and many others. Now that is a fairly slow process to learn and update your vocabulary, waiting for events to appear on the front page of newspapers. Don’t you agree? Thankfully in Toastmasters, we are pro active. Every meeting in Toastmasters has a Grammarian whose role is to appreciate the good usage of vocabulary, phrases, figures of speech and also correct the not so good usage or incorrect pronunciation. This helps our member stay up to date.
As the Grammarian today, I would also give you a word of the day to enrich you vocabulary. And the word of the day for today is “Agglomeration”
It’s a noun and it means “a jumbled cluster or mess of varied parts”
An example of a sentence using the word is
“This locality is an agglomeration of banks, mutual fund houses and insurance companies, all things finance.”
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.
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Thank you so much TM Ryan for this submission.
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