Friday, May 15, 2009
palaver \pə-ˈla-vər, -ˈlä-\ noun: 1 a. a long parley usually between persons of different cultures or levels of sophistication, b. conference, discussion, 2 a. idle talk, b. misleading or beguiling speech
intransitive verb: 1. to talk profusely or idly, 2. parley
transitive verb: cajole
Etymology: Portuguese palavra word, speech, from Late Latin parabola parable, speech
Do you palaver?