Loquacious is this week’s word. I struggle to remember where I first came across it, and then I realised it was in that wonderful children’s movie The Road to El Dorado, during a staged swordfight in which the following exchange is uttered:
“Fool! Such mediocrity! Let your sword do the talking!”
“I will. It will be loquacious to a fault!
Loquacious is a word Bloggers the world over should know, meaning talkative to a great deal, lets face it, we’re all talkative at heart. It shouldn’t be taken as a direct synonym of talkative however, as it tends to mean that a person is so chatty, that they border on making you want to hit them with a brick, (that’s how people feel about me anyway.)
This word seems to have originated in the )
It is used quite poetically in the film El Dorado, but what other ways can it be used?
“He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius, or a hero.” – Johann Kaspar Lavater.
“I prefer the wisdom of the unlearned to the folly of the Loquacious” – Marcus Tullius Cicero.
… So mainly to insult people then.