bloggers viewpoint

As I’ve mentioned before – any day I don’t learn something new is a sad day.  That’s one of my personal points of view.

Today I learned a new word.

Yahoo quoted a news anchor who called a prominent politician a ”bloviating ignoramus.”

I’m mostly not into news..none of it’s good. I’m into the Good News about Jesus. That’s another of my personal viewpoints.

I’m not into politics. I take a pretty jaded approach to politicians in general. About as far as I’ll go is to follow the Biblical admonition to “pray for those in leadership.” Personal viewpoint. I reserve the right to have them!

Anyway…Ignoramus is easy. Everybody knows one of those. But when I looked up the word bloviate {‘blow-vee,eyt} here’s what I found:

“Bloviation is a style of empty, pompous, political speech which originated in Ohio and was used by United States President, Warren G. Harding who described it as “the art of speaking for as long as the occasion warrants, and saying nothing”. The verb “to bloviate” is the act of creating bloviation. In terms of its etymology, according to one source, the word is a “compound of blow, in its sense of ‘to boast’ (also in another typical Americanism, blowhard), with a mock-Latin ending to give it the self-important stature that’s implicit in its meaning.

I decided that pretty much says it all.

However, taking it a step further…I’m a blogger/writer who spends time telling a world, who could care less, what I’m making for breakfast!

Is there a word for that too?

Yep. I’m sure there is.  I just haven’t run across it yet.  If you find it, let me know. Okay?

In the meantime, I’ll just post this quote again and try to remember it as I write…

“Eloquence: Saying the proper thing and stopping.”

_ Stanley Link
see ya soon

2 comments

    • Welcome new fb friend, Glenda! I’m game for making up an appropriate new word. 🙂 Any suggestions?

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