Two literary character's names
denote types of boasting: Rodomonte is one;
who is the other?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Boastful talk is rodomontade, whereas
empty boasting is braggadocio. The former word derives from
Rodomonte, the name of a character in the
Orlando epics; the latter is the name of a character in Spencer's
Faerie Queen .
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