Hilarious History of the Word 'Blatherskite'

Don’t Be a Blatherskite – Learn This Amazing Word!

Blatherskite – “A person who talks at great length without saying much of sense.” Basically, a blatherer.

What a great word. Definitely my favorite word du jour.

Do you know what makes this word even better? The amazing route it took to reach our fair shores.

Originally a pseudo-Scottish insult, the word became popular through a song, Maggie Lauder, that was popular with American troops during the Revolutionary War!

You’ve got to listen to episode 64 of the Vocabbett podcast, which features a popular modern rendition of the song. And if you’re not yet a Vocabbett member, sign up to get access to the accompanying video!

Here’s a peek at what members get with the podcast!

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