Monday, September 29, 2008

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Word of the Day for Monday, September 29, 2008

verbiage \VUR-bee-ij\, noun:

1. An overabundance of words; wordiness.
2. Manner or style of expression; diction.

The sheer volume of verbiage he has expelled over eight years is enough to make John Updike look blocked.
-- Andrew Sullivan, "Sounds of Silence", New Republic, January 15, 2001
Points like these seem so self-evident as not to merit much repeating, but in the professional literature they appear all the time, slightly dressed up in academic verbiage.
-- Michael Barrett, "The Case for More School Days", The Atlantic, November 1990
She also indulged in flowery verbiage that her classmates called "H.D." for "heightened diction."
-- John Habich, "Mother Country", Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 25, 2001

Verbiage comes from French, ultimately from Latin verbum, "word."

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"I was doing a relaxation technique one day and my 9 yr-old daughter said,
'Mom, you don't need to do that anymore, you don't have anxiety anymore.'
I feel this program saved my life." - Shari
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