An L of a story!



Today’s long-forgotten word-related words are:-

bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbLegolept – a person who is fascinated by words

loganamnosist someone who has an obsession with discovering long-forgotten words. 

logorrhoea – an excessive flow of words, uncontrollable garrulity. 

lexiphanic .- using a pretentious vocabulary or grandiose phraseology.


838-8385572_person-talking-png-cartoon-person-talking2To call Maximilian a logolept would be something of an understatement.  I often find his lexiphanic way of speaking incomprehensible. 

And quite why anyone would wish to dig up long-forgotten words baffles me! 

He once said, and I quote, ‘today’s verbal leisureliness is symptomatic of the gradational decline in the standard of articulated and scripted English’.

“Max”,  I said, “Long …” 

“My name is Max-i-mil-ian”  he enunciated.  

“Maximilian”, I said,  “Long wordy-words simply go out of fashion, just like long men’s names do”.  I bit my lip after saying that but fortunately,  he hadn’t noticed! 

“Are you suggesting I am a loganamnosist?” he asked.

“Maybe, but on the other hand maybe not”  I answered, as I didn’t know what the hell that word meant. 

He then developed a serious case of logorrhoea which I believe is like diarrhoea, but without the unpleasant side effects suffered by the perpetrator and those nearby.  Only kidding!

Anyway, I gave up.  He will never change his ways, and Max without his archaic words just wouldn’t be Maximilian would he?


Tomorrow’s words

Melange,  Mellisonant and Mulivious

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42 thoughts on “An L of a story!

  1. Anne Young Apr 14, 2020 / 00:56

    So frustrating when you don’t know what a word means and then you cannot give a quick retort

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  2. larry trasciatti Apr 14, 2020 / 01:18

    At least I know that defenestrate means to throw out a window. The Italian word for window is finestra so that makes it easy to remember.

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  3. Suzy Apr 14, 2020 / 07:46

    I think you’ve converted us all into legolepts. Your stories are so entertaining

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  4. Arti Apr 14, 2020 / 10:18

    She reads, “someone who has an obsession with discovering long-forgotten words” and wonders who this definition reminds her of? Who? Who has she met in these times of social distancing? Who is it? Who? She wonders.
    Is it someone who’s participating in this challenge? Ah! She realises suddenly! She has the answer.
    Can you guess Keith?
    Clue: you may know him really well.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 14, 2020 / 12:34

      Now I wonder who that could be. It’s a ‘him’ so it’s not her. Let me think … surely not me!


  5. messymimi's meanderings Apr 14, 2020 / 11:25

    Discovering long forgotten words is fun, using them as weapons is not. Also, yes, i know a couple of people with logorrhoea, their mouths simply overflow, but it is worse than diarrhoea because they are not confined to the loo and spread their garrulousness everywhere.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 14, 2020 / 12:26

      I suppose I am, for this month at least! Don’t worry, I had to copy/paste them into the posts myself!


  6. Srivalli Apr 14, 2020 / 12:55

    Soo… Is Max-i-mil-ian the alter ego of Keith or the man himself who loves long long-forgotten words? 😉
    How do we even converse with someone with a vocab like that?

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 14, 2020 / 16:10

      Let’s just say he lives within my mind!I just let him out when I need some help playing Scrabble!


  7. Varad Apr 14, 2020 / 15:57

    I’d desperately love to meet a Maximilian so that I could text message him only with emojis and symbols 😀

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  8. Anagha Yatin Apr 14, 2020 / 17:44

    What will happen when Mr. Maximilian of the story meets our own Mr Maximilian (a real-life politician from India who has chronic logorrhoea!), I wonder.
    And if it happens let me be thousands of miles away from that venue.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 15, 2020 / 14:41

      Ha ha! He sounds quite a character! I’m with you if they ever have a head-to-head!


  9. soniadogra Apr 14, 2020 / 17:45

    Haha Keith. Back with your signature style. I know of an Indian politician who is a Maximilian and I’ve recently come to know of another lovely fellow and his penchant for such words. 😉😉

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  10. msjadeli Apr 14, 2020 / 18:32

    Don’t worry, soon we’ll be back to grunts and whistles to communicate. I think I’d rather enjoy Maximillian’s company.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 15, 2020 / 14:34

      …or give making noises up completely and just use mobile! I’m sure Max, sorry Maximilian is entertaining in small doses!

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      • msjadeli Apr 15, 2020 / 19:35

        lol. My son uses a texting method of squiggles but it works! There is a term for it but don’t know what it is. I wonder if Einstein was like Max? When he stuck his tongue out in the picture, I tend to doubt it 🙂

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  11. Liam Apr 14, 2020 / 22:15

    Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 15, 2020 / 13:34

      I’ve forgotten yesterday’s already! Delighted to have amused you, thanks.


  12. Kathe W. Apr 15, 2020 / 03:19

    And here I thought a Legolept was a Lego leaper …a child jumping over legos….you are such a wordy guy- enjoying your blog!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 15, 2020 / 13:33

      It would make a good alternative definition! Thanks for your kind words Kathe.


      • Kathe W. Apr 15, 2020 / 14:08


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  13. Shweta Suresh Apr 17, 2020 / 21:07

    Haha, loved the story. But I love the fact that you are digging up all of these long-forgotten words. 😀

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