TM Mohit has hit the nail on its head with this script for the role of Grammarian. Mohit has brilliantly demonstrated why it’s worth our time to take care of not just the things we say but also how we say them. Take a look at his submission below.
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People are misunderstood all the time – sometimes because of what people hear and other times because of how you say it. What others hear is not under our control but how we say things definitely is. With wrong tongue movements, “I abhor you” could very well sound like “I bore you” but have wildly different implications. You swing from abusing the other to abusing yourself. In Toastmasters, we help you avoid such embarrassment by appointing a dedicated Grammarian in every session. The role of Grammarian is to appreciate the good usage of words, phrases, idioms etc. but more importantly correct any wrong usage or incorrect pronunciations as shown in the example.
As the Grammarian today, it is also my role to enrich your vocabulary by giving you a word of the day. And the word of the day for today is “abhor.”
It’s a verb and it means regard with disgust and hatred.
Examples of sentences using the words are –
I abhor the working conditions in sweatshops.
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 Mohit for this submission.
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