Grammarian · Guest Contributions

A grammarian script on fiction

This submission is for the role of a Grammarian by TM Rita from Delhi. TM Rita has brilliantly embedded the Dos and Don’ts of a good public speaker in this introduction for her role. Read her script below.

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Role of Grammarian
Role of Grammarian

A great speech without right grammar is like The Da Vinchi Code – it’s a fiction. The underlying message is that great speeches cannot be punctuated with incorrect grammar. If anything, they can be a lesson on what not to do as a public speaker. Thankfully Toastmasters is all about what to do as a public speaker and good grammar tops this list. That is why every session in Toastmasters has a grammarian whose role is to appreciate the good usage of language but more importantly bring to light any incorrect usage of language. This helps our members to actually deliver non fictional great speeches.

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 “stultify”

It’s a verb and it means cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine.

Examples of sentences using the words are –

Corporate jobs stultify people.

Toastmasters is a great way to break free from a stultifying routine.

 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 Rita for this submission.

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