#WordOfTheDay – What’s a bully pulpit?


Hello Sparkle Writers, how are you doing?

It’s Wednesday and another time to learn a new word.

Our word for today is bully pulpit. Do you think it sounds a bit strange?

We are going to tell you all about it

This term was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt, who referred to the White House as a “bully pulpit“, by which he meant a terrific platform from which to advocate an agenda.

A bully pulpit is a prominent public position or platform (such as a political office) that provides an opportunity for  expounding one’s views or speak our on any issue..

We bet some of you didn’t know this word existed.

Look at these sentences:

He used the presidency as a bully pulpit and got the child right law fixed.

I hope he won’t use his position as a bully pulpit to spread his wrong ideals 

Now that you’ve seen these examples, can yo form your own sentences with bully pulpit?

We’d love to see what you come up with.



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