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    Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    I came across this web-site looking for a suitable word to describe a person who talks too much, mostly gibberish. Most of the posts didn't really fit and then I came across 'flibberdigibet'. Onomatopoeic too!

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    Blabbermouth may be what you are looking for. I think flibbertigibbet is almost exclusively used in reference to a young woman.
    Last edited by probus; 03-Aug-2013 at 05:38.

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    Quote Originally Posted by ADORE ENGLISH View Post
    I came across this web-site looking for a suitable word to describe a person who talks too much, mostly gibberish. Most of the posts didn't really fit and then I came across 'flibberdigibet'. Onomatopoeic too!
    "Bloviator" might work.

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    I wonder if 'blatherskite' might work provided it is still in use of course?

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    Quote Originally Posted by Esgaleth View Post
    I wonder if 'blatherskite' might work provided it is still in use of course?
    That works well. Also the shortened versions, blatherer or blather would work.

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    There's a rather nice colloquial Irish English tem "gobsh*te".

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No one suggested ******* yet?
    Maybe they considered it and then thought better of it!
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 03-Aug-2013 at 09:36. Reason: Remove suggestion found offensive by at least one member.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Blabbermouth may be what you are looking for. I think flibbertigibbet is almost exclsively used in reference to a young woman.
    Blabbermouth, to me, is someone who regularly lets out secrets.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    In my opinon blatherskyte and gobsh*t are both Irish dialect. My Irish grandmother used to say blatherskyte. And from several posts I have come to suspect that our colleague Bhai is a scholar of Irish English.

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    Re: Word for one who talks too much, mostly gibberish

    What about Voluble, is this what are you looking for?

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