George Will, respected conservative newspaper columnist in the United States, coined a descriptor the other day that will live in infamy. He called "The Donald", that is, Donald Trump, U.S. real estate, gambling and entertainment tycoon, a "bloviating ignoramus".
Well, I have a reasonably large vocabulary, but the term "bloviating" was new to me. I could guess it was not flattering from the context, but to be sure, I looked it up:
Bloviate (v): To discourse at length in a pompous or boastful manner
Well, for sure, that is Donald Trump. Stuffed up full of himself with his mouth running on about inane things (like questioning where President Obama was born) rather than substance, yet somehow believing the world circles at his feet. He wanted to run for president but declined when he discovered most of North America thought he was a joke. South America thought he was an idiot. Europe thought he was an ordinary American. Asia thought he was a bloviating ignoramus, but expressed it differently. In Chinese characters it comes out something like "big pig who eats his own shit".
So I have a word association test for you. I will shout:
And you shout back the name of the first person you think of.
Here's a sample, if I shout it at myself.
Get it? Just in case you don't, let me try another one. An example. It has to be different from the list-leader.
Okay, I'm sure you comprehend the nature of the test. Your turn.