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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Thursday 4th July 2019
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bromidic (adjective) bro-MID-ik

Conventionally commonplace, without originality or interest.

In that ideal future state in which all the world-parts are assembled and perfectly coordinated into one vast self-governing machine, I hope that California will be turned into a great international reservation, given over entirely to poets, lovers and honeymoon couples. It is too beautiful to waste on mere bromidic residential or business interests.

Inez Haynes Gillmore, The Californiacs. Amazon

No hope for flashes of original thought, no illuminating, newer point of view, no sulphitic flashes of fancy - the steady glow of bromidic conversation and action is all one can hope for.

Gelett Burgess, Are You A Bromide? The Sulphitic Theory Expounded And Exemplified According To The Most Recent Researches Into The Psychology Of Boredom Including Many Well-Known Bromidioms Now In Use . Amazon

“Until about an hour ago I wanted to marr - ­oh for the most bromidic of reasons. Just because, in the natural course of events, it seemed the next thing for me to do. I’ll even be quite frank and confess I had thought of you in that bromidic version of it.

Susan Glaspell, The Visioning. Amazon

Parliamentary questions, foreign affairs debates and occasional single topic debates, are straightforward for officials and ministers to fob off with stock and bromidic answers, and thus form a kind of theatre—a sham of democratic accountability, when in reality there is none.

Carne Ross, House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, 6 November 2006. House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee

As the school year draws to a close, graduation season begins again - a time for girls in white dresses, misty-eyed grandparents, bromidic speeches and plenty of gift-giving.

Ellen Tien, The New York Times, 9 May 2004. New York Times

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