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franknbea
United Kingdom

Word of the day
 

Hello and Good Morning,

I came across this word earlier and I thought I would post it and see what kind of answers I get.
 
The word is: Blandiloquent
anyone want to tell me what it means?
Of course I could always look it up, but what fun would that be?
 
Cheers!
 
PS Answer will be posted later today.

18 Aug 2010      



blunderbuster
Germany

I had such a thread on a regular basis in my business English forum for a long time until I stopped feeding it ;o) These threads rocked!!! I will be watching ;o)

Heart

18 Aug 2010     



Lina Ladybird
Germany

http://www.yourdictionary.com/wotd/blandiloquent
 
I know I ´m not being very creative, BUT I like what is written there and even consider it partly funny... LOL

18 Aug 2010     



sulekra
Australia

All I can think of is bland+eloquent, so maybe someone who talks well but very boringly, like a politician?:D

18 Aug 2010     



lshorton99
China

I ´ll play! I ´m supposed to be preparing for my classes but what the hell!

I don ´t know the word so I ´m going to make a guess.

´loquent ´ has got to be to do with words or speech in some way. ´Bland ´ is lacking flavour or smooth depending on the context. I ´m guess it ´s either ´dully-spoken ´ or ´smooth-talking ´.

Will come back in a few hours to check the answer!

Have a lovely day!

Lindsey

18 Aug 2010     



douglas
United States

something to do with the famous (infamous?) "dry British humor" perhaps?
 
(now I can go look it up)

18 Aug 2010     



Zora
Canada

Well, I would venture as to soft spoken... or a smooth talker .... since "blandi" is close to "blando" which in Spanish means soft and eloquent is well spoken... Smile

18 Aug 2010     



Greek Professor
Greece

mmm!!!!

lack in speaking....
bland= lack, smooth
iloquent= speaking....
 
 
smooth talker...or lacks in speech

18 Aug 2010     



almaz
United Kingdom

the opposite of ´grandiloquent ´?

18 Aug 2010     



ikebana
France

well ! let ´s have a guess .......
bland = dull , boring
eloquent = someone who is very expressive , vivid
  they are opposite adjectives
 
so .......blandeloquent = a person whose speech is particularly dull and boring
 
hugs
ikebana

18 Aug 2010     



franknbea
United Kingdom

Where is Granny ´s post gone?
Mariannina, comebaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack....

18 Aug 2010     

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