Are You Drunk?

Somewhere towards the bottom of my list of reasons to name this blog "Grandiloquent Bloviator" was the idea that it would serve as a good sobriety test. My theory was, if you can still tell someone at a cocktail party that you loved the recent post at Grandiloquent Bloviator without getting your tongue tied in a knot, then there's a good chance you can afford to have another drink.

This theory proved to be flawed. It turns out that 7 times out of 10 even I can't pronounce it correctly at any time of day, even if it's been a week since I had a drink.  (Though, truth be told, I can't remember the last time I went a week without a drink.)

Also, I suspect it's very rare that anyone at a cocktail party is prompted to tell a friend about a recent post here, so pronunciation is really a second-order problem.

For the record, my current sobriety test word is: exacerbate.