Do you know what ebullient means?

Posted: November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
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It’s cool if you don’t until this week I didn’t know either. If you do that is cool to. A robust vocabulary is not required but it certainly helps with almost any interaction that uses speech or written word.
When I was younger I was told that profanity was a result of someone who possessed a limited vocabulary. This cliched phrase always bugged me. For starters the phrase is so overly used as a warning to vulgar delinquents that it is to me vulgar. Secondly, I do not think that this phrase is an absolute truth. Think about it… I have heard some really brilliant people string together some profanities and fire them off as part of a completely logic conversation. If anything this individual’s use of profanity demonstrated access to a robust lexicon. So much parents grandparents and elders tool for shaming me away from profanity has failed and I try to avoid using this tactic with my children. I encourage them to avoid profanity because profane words are caustic and are usually used in an nefarious manner. With this education I like to believe I am passing on some wisdom and not a nuanced cliche.
Now having said that let me also say this it is wisdom or the pursuit of knowledge that drives a person to learn more about words in the languages they speak. It was me engaging in this pursuit when I learned the definition of the word ebullient.
Ebullient is a state of ebullience : the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings :
So I try to avoid employing ebullience in my writing when it comes to education but I find avoidance hard because

“scientia potentia est” or “knowledge is power”. Francis Bacon

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