Diarrhoea of the mouth! There's a word for that.

Diarrhoea of the mouth! There’s a word for that.

written by Lilian Ndongmo. ESL Teacher

Spelling: logorrhea (US);  logorrhoea (UK) 

Do you know someone who always has something to say; who’s always talking and doesn’t know when to stop? That person has logorrhoea. In order words, diarrhoea of the mouth.

You can use this word to describe someone who talks too much, and doesn’t know when to shut up.

On a serious note, logorrhoea is not a word you can just throw at anyone. Logorrhoea is, in fact, a communication disorder. According to psychologists, this is a condition where a person talks incoherently, repeating words and phrases, mumbling or talking aloud more to himself than to others.

You have probably met a few people acting this way on the streets or on the bus. These people may be suffering from a psychological disorder. So, please be careful when and to whom you use this word.

Isn’t it good to know what it means though?