easy-Speak - Toastmaster Automation!       
   
easy-Speak - Toastmaster Automation!
easy-Speak 

Pathways with easy-Speak


Username:

Password:

 Remember me



I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE


My Communication

     

easy-Speak Training


Need to ask a question?

HelpNeed to ask a question? - or could you help and answer questions?


WOTD      
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Archive | Previous word | Today's word |

gallimaufry (noun) ga-lee-MO-free



A miscellaneous jumble, hodgepodge.

The whole Gallic gallimaufry is here, from Jean Sablon singing 'J'attendrai' to the hero's architect chum saying: 'Oo la la!', and the result is less 'Another Year in Provence' than Une saison en enfer.

Philip French, The Observer, 29 October 2006, Observer
reviewing the movie A Good Year. Amazon DVD

Part adventure-story, part novel-of-ideas, part satire on the follies of ''progress,'' part spiritual autobiography, part passionate plea for a return to simplicity of being and behavior, ''The Songlines'' is a seething gallimaufry of a book, a great Burtonian galimatias of anecdote and speculation and description, fascinating, moving, infuriating, incoherent, all at once.

Andrew Harvey, The New York Times, 2 August 1987, New York Times
reviewing Bruce Charwin's The Songlines. Amazon

This ignores the fact that she makes good jokes - she says a perfect woman for her former beau, Ben Affleck, is 'anyone who serves cold beer in a bikini'; that her conversation is punctuated by a snorting gallimaufry of chortles, chuckles and belly-laughs; and that she's warm, bright and very, very polite.

David Jenkins, Telegraph, 12 January 2004, Telegraph
in an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, prior to the London premiere of her movie Sylvia. Amazon DVD




Join the Contributors | Suggestions & Comment | Link to us | Grammarian's Print
 

Toastmaster Automation v2.20 - Sponsored by Malcolm Warden   © 2005-18 MalW

Terms and Conditions (Revised 2018-04-23)       Privacy Policy (Revised 2018-04-23 16:00)
The names Toastmasters International and all other Toastmasters International trademarks and copyrights are the sole property of Toastmasters International
This website is developed, supported and financed by Toastmaster members for use in their own clubs and is only available to Toastmaster clubs. It is not financed or supported by Toastmasters International in any way.