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Word of the Day: Blatherskite

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Word of the Day: Blatherskite

by Jul 19, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day0 comments

blath-er-skite / ˈblaT͟Hərˌskīt
 
noun
 
1.      a person who speaks foolishly at length
The Confederate Major was of the class referred to in polite American parlance, as a “blatherskite”.
From ‘Campaigns of a Non-Combatant’ by George Alfred Townsend, 1841-1914
 
2.      nonsense
For all of the technocratic blatherskite it generates, business theory gives little attention to the basic human interactions that make business a profoundly human enterprise.
From ‘Virtuosity in Business’ by Kevin T. Jackson, ?-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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