Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for Raconteur



It's another day, and that means it's time to share a new vocabulary word.

Today's word is: RACONTEUR

A raconteur is one who tells stories or anecdotes with skill or wit.

Reasons to know this word:
-It's the sort of word that makes you sound sophisticated when you say it.  If someone is dominating the conversation by telling such witty anecdotes that no one is interested in anything you have to say, you can try using this word.  There's no guarantee it'll help, but hey, sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
-It's clearly French in origin, so you can try saying it in an exaggerated French accent.  It sounds pretty cool that way.  Or maybe that's just me.

3 comments:

  1. It does sound like a fancy word.

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

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  2. Yes, it does sound cool with an exaggerated French accent. I do feel it could be a compliment too to call someone a raconteur.

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