Trying to be sane since 1991…


B is for Blandiloquence which means complimentary speech; flattery

Now who doesn’t like flattery? I do. At least sometimes! We like to hear good things, appreciation, anything positive about ourselves.
Many of us like it when our near and dear ones flatter us with their words, deeds etc.

Even though it might be for a selfish reason/task which they need to fulfill still we don’t mind.
That’s that.

But flattery from everyone should be very cautiously understood. You don’t know what hidden agenda is behind the person complimenting you. It’s kind of not possible to track everything what happens in our life, i agree. But in due course we do know what the other person hints at when there’s a compliment. Not everything is bad, nor good.


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Sometimes we fall into flattery so much that we start believing anything and everything that person has to say about us. From good to bad, we believe blindly. This is harmful as you are bound to change your reactions towards the ones you love someday. You might say things, do things which others wouldn’t like.

All of this is something which keeps happening nowadays thus they say choose your friends and well-wishers wisely as not everything they tell about you is true.

Be with people who tell you that you’re wrong, that you’re not doing things correctly, that make you realize what mistakes you make, that you don’t look good in that dress, that you’re fat and that he or she is not into you! These are the people that matter!

For the second word, I have no reason whatsoever as to why I chose this. It’s just too funny and I thought why not share it with you guys.

B is for Baisemain which means kiss on the hand.

Oh yeah, now there’s a term for that too which i absolutely never heard of.

Funny isn’t it?


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For my last year’s entry for the letter “B” for this challenge, CLICK HERE

This post is written as a part of A-Z challenge 2016 where bloggers from all around the world will blog for the whole month, daily based on all the alphabets in chronological order.


Comments on: "B is for Blandiloquence and Baisemain" (20)

  1. woah that are some words, never knew about their existence. Thanks for adding them to my vocab.


  2. inGeniousty said:

    Man you taught me two new words today 😀 I don’t know how to thank you today 😀

    B – The Eye of the Beholder


    • Hey there. It’s great to know you learnt 2 new words. I want to learn more myself so I’m going to be doing this till the last letter Z.. Stay tuned.


  3. He he loved the last ,the most 😉
    Baisemain ☺good to know it 🙂

    And yes web should never change our self .
    Neither family nor love 🙂
    Be you .
    @dixita011 from
    Cafenined words


  4. Blandiloquence I knew, but Baisemain is a new word for me. Interesting!


  5. There’s a word for a kiss on the hand too! Added two more words to my dictionary today!
    Have a great weekend 🙂


  6. two new words… 🙂 thanks for sharing.


  7. So true about flattery! And there is a term for a kiss on the hand? Didn’t know!
    Reema D’souza from
    Reem Writes…


  8. I didn’t know the meaning of either term. Thanks for improving my vocabulary. 🙂
    Great post. Flattery makes us happy, but ends our chance of improving.


  9. Learned new words today, Blandliloquence and’s very true about flattery. A genuine compliment makes our today but sometimes done with ulterior motive. We must stay grounded.


  10. The second word was really epic and funny, great Lance, I will be learning alot from you 🙂


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