Grammarian · Guest Contributions

A grammarian script with a creative analogy

This is the first submission we received by TM Satish from Delhi. TM Satish here uses a wonderful analogy to explain the role of Grammarian in a Toastmasters meeting. To add to it, Satish has an unusual word of the day. Take a look below.

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Role of Grammarian
Role of Grammarian

Think of language like a tool you wield. Just as a sharpened axe gives the tree cutter an edge, flawless language gives you an edge every time you are competing for someone’s attention or time. It’s better to make efforts and grab that edge now rather than watch yourself being axed by it later. As the Grammarian today, my role is to help you have it. I will appreciate all the good usage of language but more importantly rectify any errors in grammar or pronunciation so that your axe stays sharpened.

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 “velleity.”

It’s a noun and it means a wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action.

Here are some examples of the word usage in sentences –

When you are an employee, most of your ideas are mere velleity.

I hope our dream to open another club transforms into action and does not slip off into velleity.

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 Satish for this submission.

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