Do you know someone who’s longwinded? Longwinded as in someone who talks and talks and talks yet gets to the point like 400, 000, 000 minutes later. I mean, I love talking and engaging in conversation but a longwinded person, usually NEVER listens to the person who he/she is talking to. In short, they like to listen to the sound of their own voice.
I’ve just had the misfortune of meeting someone longwinded over the past few weeks. I’m not mentioning any names of course. At first I was understanding, then bored, then quickly became very annoyed! Why should I listen to this unproductive crap? We’re pressed for time for god sakes. Doesn’t help that he/she kept on saying the same thing over and over. I mean, I’m generally a tolerant person but, URKGH URKGH!!!!
So because of longwindedness, something that could’ve been done smoothly dragged on like a meeting with linguists discussing a corpus of students’ grammar blunders. Annoying!
I wish I can give details. Hmmph!
Right, glad that’s out of the way.
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I used to know some one who is long winded when they talk. One tip we use to tell him to get to the point is to use our hand, pretending it is an aeroplane. We raise our hand and then bring it down like an aeroplane landing. This tells him that he needs to get to the point before everyone die or boredom!! hahaaa. It worked!! Hope that is useful!