#AtoZChallenge: G is for GARRULOUS

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G 2015 (2)
Day 7, April 8





excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.

“Polonius is portrayed as a foolish, garrulous old man”

synonyms: talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, chatty, gossipy, effusive, expansive, forthcoming, conversational, communicative informal: mouthy, gabby, gassy, windy, motor mouthed

My husband probably agrees with George Thorogood on occasion, especially when it comes to asking (not nagging – at least in my opinion) him to do something. My take on that? “Well honey, if you had done it when you promised to, there would be no need to remind you of it.”  Or, “if you had answered me the first time, then I wouldn’t have to repeat the question”.  See? It’s his own fault! 😉 As for the rest, I’m not the garrulous type, and gossip? Never! Your secrets are safe with me. Busybodies must have boring or unhappy lives, don’t you think?  That would explain the Schadenfreude (a German word with no direct English translation, meaning to take pleasure in others’ misfortunes), they often exhibit.

P.S. I showed the video to hubby and he was nodding knowingly, throughout. Aww, come on!

“GARRULOUS” stems from the Latin “garrulus” (talkative); verb “garrio” (I chatter)

Do you talk too much? 
Looking forward to your comments!


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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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55 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: G is for GARRULOUS

  1. garriō (I chatter. Yes, I do!)
    garrīs (You [sing] chatter.)
    garrit (He/she/it chatters.)
    garrī́mus (We chatter.)
    garrī́tis (You [pl.] chatter.)
    garriunt (They chatter.)
    Love this post! Love words and especially Latin!
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  2. Another very fun word. Love that word, garrulous! The video was a hoot, too. Just like effervescent people, overly chatty ones can be draining, too. Hubs can get very yappy if he’s nervous such as when we’re with his parents and he feels he has to fill the empty silence with lots of garrulous chatter. What’s wrong with silence? Sometimes I find it very refreshing and soothing.
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  3. ummmmmm…. I am most definitely garrulous. And I’m not apologetic about it either 🙂 It’s one of the great joys in my life. And, I LOVE YOUR THEME BTW! My G post will be right up your alley LOL


  4. I’ve learned a new word. What does that mean! I mean I thought I knew them all. lol I know I don’t.

    Anyway, I’m not a big talker and I hate being trapped by one. Being quiet, I have found myself trapped between the wall and a garrulous talker at social events.

    I agree about busybodies. They cause so much trouble and for what?
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  5. I can be talkative because I love to tell stories or hanging with friends. But I have to say LT is way more than I am! I swear he loves to hear his own voice! LOL It works for us and takes away any awkwardness! LOL Stopping by from A to Z Challenge and love learning new words!
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  6. If you meet me in person, I’m basically quiet.
    But online I’m a bit of a chatterbox.
    I love your theme, Debbie. 🙂

    I love words.
    Words have feel… sound… nuances… texture…
    I love the many facets of words ~ the push and pull… the ebb and flow… the literal and figurative… the foreign and familiar … clarity and ambiguity… evocative and provocative…

    …and before you think I’m garrulous ———— I’m off!
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  7. Hahaha… I’m definitely garrulous 😀 I spent a year doing journalism, and my interviews would run at least an hour, often two (one memorable occasion an unbelievable three)–which only made my job harder, since the pieces I was writing couldn’t be longer than 600 words. Two hours of information scrunched into 600 words… That was an exercise 😀 Great post, Debbie! (Yes, galiña is, indeed, chicken–so you’re in to win the Curaçao stories!)
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  8. A new word to me. It drives me crazy when people talk too much. I’m a balanced talker: talk when I need or want to and quiet the rest of the time. I remember feeling bad for one of my ex’s friends: his girl talked incessantly, about nothing, and so much so that I just tuned her out. I thought “How can this guy stand being with this woman?” It was like she barely took a breath and it was constant chatter. Being around someone garrulous (good word!) would drive me batshit crazy! I liked the George Thorogood song. I didn’t include him in my G lineup today even though I did see him in concert (he was one of the opening acts for the Stones) because I just wasn’t a big fan. Although I do recall “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” being an anthem way back when. 🙂
    I love learning new words and this was a good one. (Oh and I finally figured out how to tweet your posts! I’m such a dumbass sometimes. Now that I know how to tweet from your site (I never noticed that before!) my little teeny weeny group of followers will be learning new words along with me…) XOXO
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    1. I’ve never been good at mindless small talk either and people who chatter on incessantly are definitely annoying. 😛
      I thought this song was a great fit for the post. Not a huge fan either, but my favourite George Thorogood song is “Bad to the Bone” 😀
      The one you mentioned is good too!
      Thanks so much for the Tweet. It really is easy – just click on the Twitter share button. Rock on, sister! 🙂
      Debbie D. recently posted…#AtoZChallenge: H is for HIERARCHYMy Profile

  9. Great word, but I haven’t ever used it. Wish I could view the video, but Germany has such strict GEMA laws.
    Like you, Debbie, I’m not the garrulous type; but my husband and my DIL are. When they get together I escape to the kitchen. I don’t get how they can go on and on jumping from one unbelievably boring topic to the other. Gosh… I just realized… am I boring you? Hee hee
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    1. That’s too bad about the video – it was such fun! I think this one will work, but it’s not as good:
      My husband is only garrulous when speaking to his buddies and relatives in Italian. 🙂 Could be the language barrier, although his English is good now. When I first met him, he could barely speak it at all, but that was in 1971. 🙂
      You could never be boring, Angelika!
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