Word of the Day: Grandiloquent

//Word of the Day: Grandiloquent

Word of the Day: Grandiloquent

Definition: Pompous or extravagant in language, style or manner—especially when trying to impress.

When the Big Boss was around, Sebastian liked to walk the floors and loudly tell his co-workers to be more client-focussed, efficient, effective and forward-facing when actioning corro.

As part of the annual team-bonding exercise, the Big Boss asked everyone to describe themselves in one word. Unable to decide between ‘eloquent’ and ‘grand’, he ended up describing himself as ‘grandiloquent’—which he thought was a combination of the two.

The team concurred. The Big Boss was impressed by his self awareness. Sebastian was impressed at his own vocabulary.

Happy ending!

By |2017-05-19T08:20:53+00:00March 21st, 2015|WOTD|0 Comments

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