One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a wordy speech’
long-winded, verbose, prolix, full of verbiage, lengthy, protracted, long-drawn-out, diffuse, discursive, rambling, digressive, maundering, circumlocutory, periphrastic, repetitious, tautological, tortuous
loquacious, garrulous, voluble
informal windy, talky
British informal waffly
rare pleonastic, logorrhoeic, ambagious
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