Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Battologize

For this, our second day of the beloved A to Z Challenge, I have brought you another beautiful but obscure vocabulary word.

Today's word is: BATTOLOGIZE

Battologize is defined as needlessly repeating a word or phrase; to iterate.

Reasons to know this word:
-When someone nags you about the same thing over and over, yell at them to stop battologizing.  They'll be so confused that you'll have enough time to make your escape!
-You can use it ironically in a song.  For example, write the lyric "I will not battologize" but use it in the chorus.


  1. That is an AWESOME word. And one I really do need to learn, since I have a problem with forgetting how to English, and losing all access to my synonym files. It would also come in useful during writer critiques. Thanks! :)

    Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
    Out of Print, Fiction authors and their shorts

    A-Z Blogging in April Participant

  2. I love this word, can't wait to use it!

  3. I learned a new word today--and I know lots of people to use it on!

  4. I love, love, love, love, love it! ;-) Thanks for sharing a word that I have never used! I have the perfect person at work to use this!

  5. Being a word gal, I love this theme. Highly original and informative.

  6. Great word! I love it.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  7. I love new words. At work, we have a Word of The Week that we try to use as much as possible in that week. Word for this week: knackered. Great idea for A to Z.

  8. Brilliant! People in Malaysia battologize until their (and my) faces are blue!
    Dan Brown A-Z

  9. Great theme. I can't wait to learn and use all the words you'll put forth in the challenge. As a mom I must say that I battologize, "brush your teeth".