21 Great Vocab Words from Dr. King Schultz

I’ve not been shy about my fondness for Christoph Waltz‘s acting, and neither has The Academy. His performances in both Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained are some of the best I’ve ever seen – he’s a force to be reckoned with, no doubt.

As Dr. King Shultz in Django, he plays a German immigrant, who despite speaking English as a second language, rides with a robust vocabulary. And while I appreciated him pulling these words from deep within, characters like Ace Speck didn’t feel the same way – Speck twice said, “Speak English” when confronted with words like “parley” and “ascertain”.

Anyhoo – here are 21 delicious words from the immaculate mind of Dr. King Schultz:

  • Parley
  • Ascertain
  • Caterwauling
  • Aficionados
  • Malarkey
  • Shan’t
  • Disconcerting
  • Cheeky
  • Retribution
  • Charade
  • Astonishing
  • Obliged
  • Neophyte
  • Panache
  • Hence
  • Famously
  • Conversing
  • Persnickety
  • Proposition
  • Dubious
  • Abysmal

The Schultz challenge: Use all these words next week!

By Chad Norman

Chad is a marketing and branding strategist, proven leader, speaker, founder, and author. As COO of Catch Talent, he leads day-to-day operations including finance, human resources, marketing, and communications, as well as directs all employer brand client deliverables. Prior to Catch, Chad was VP of Marketing & Communication at SPARC, he served on the senior leadership team and lead marketing and communication strategy across all products and services. At Blackbaud, the leading provider of nonprofit technology solutions, Chad managed digital marketing and online training teams. In 2016, Chad founded DisruptHR Charleston, a bi-annual gathering of HR professionals for a night of networking and Ignite talks. His book, 101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide, was published by Wiley in February 2012. Chad has presented at dozens of industry events including SXSW, SHRM, DisruptHR, IHRIM, NTC, DMA, AFP, and BBCON and has lectured at Wake Forest University, Indiana University, University of Michigan, College of Charleston, and The Citadel.

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