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Don't Be a Blatherskite—Learn This Amazing Word!

Updated: May 19

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Blatherskite – “A person who talks at great length without saying much of sense.” Basically, a blatherer.

What a great word. Definitely my favorite word du jour.

Do you know what makes this word even better? The amazing route it took to reach our fair shores.

Originally a pseudo-Scottish insult, the word became popular through a song, Maggie Lauder, that was popular with American troops during the Revolutionary War!

You’ve got to listen to episode 64 of the Vocabbett podcast, which features a popular modern rendition of the song.

Tune in on your favorite player, or hit play below!


Featured image credit: Arthoo/Modified from Etsy – thank you!

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