Grammarian · Guest Contributions

A Grammarian script for the foodie

Here is a delightful submission for the role of Grammarian by TM Maya from London. TM Maya has drawn inspiration from food in coming up with this draft. She reasons that just as food has to be visually appealing, speeches have to be appealing to the ear as well. Take a look.

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Every Michelin starred chef knows that just making delicious food is not enough, it has to be visually appealing as well because people taste food first with their eyes. Similarly, it is not enough to have great ideas and message in your speeches; it has to be appealing to the ear as well. This means using the right words, grammar and pronunciation. That is why every session in Toastmasters has a grammarian whose role is to appreciate your good usage of language but more importantly correct any error in grammar or pronunciation so that your speeches are appealing to the ear as well.

Today, I am your grammarian and as the Grammarian I will also help you in enriching you vocabulary by giving you the word of the day. And the word of the day for today is “arduous.”

It’s an adjective and it means involving or requiring strenuous effort.

Here are some examples of the word usage in sentences –

The North Pole is an arduous journey.

Once you get old, even a flight of stairs can be an arduous exercise.

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 Maya for this submission.

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