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Je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte

Pascal, not Twain 下手の長談義(Heta no nagadangi;“The long discourse of the unskilled”) Definition: A rambling talk or story characteristic of people who aren’t very good at clear and organized speaking. To drone on in a poorly-paced, unengaging way, especially in a … Continue reading

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Silver tongues and golden ears

話し上手は聞き上手 (Hanashi jouzu wa kiki jouzu; “A good talker is a good listener”) Definition: The people who are truly skilled at speaking are those who listen well to others before saying their own piece. Good listening is an integral component … Continue reading

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