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word or phrase to add to your army.
I'm sure if you think about it, you would remember having been near someone sialoquent (sy-al-oh-kwint) before. You might have even been sialoquent a few times in your life.
To be sialoquent means to spray it when you say it. It is usually done accidentally. Your mouth produces too much saliva when you get excited and you say something and some of that spit sprays on the person you're talking to. It can be embarrassing, or even funny if the person is a close friend or family member. Or, it could make them extremely angry and grossed out! No matter what the reaction, it is best to try to laugh it off without hurting their feelings. Also, maybe, try not to do it again. Calm down. Swallow. Speak. Those are great rules of thumb. Just remember.
Say it, don't spray it!!
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."