One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a garrulous old man who chattered like a magpie’
talkative, loquacious, voluble, verbose, long-winded, chatty, chattery, chattering, gossipy, gossiping, babbling, blathering, prattling, prating, jabbering, gushing, effusive, expansive, forthcoming, conversational, communicative
informal mouthy, gabby, gassy, windy, talky, yacking, big-mouthed, with the gift of the gab, having kissed the Blarney Stone
British informal wittering, able to talk the hind legs off a donkey, gobby
rare multiloquent, multiloquous
2‘his garrulous and unreliable reminiscences’
long-winded, wordy, verbose, prolix, lengthy, prolonged
rambling, wandering, maundering, meandering, digressive, diffuse, discursive, periphrastic
informal windy, gassy
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