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I Don't Like People Who Use Big Words to Appear Smart

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    Phrasismalistic Misplacementitis Syndromialtypical Behavioralisms

        I really cracked myself up with that title.....lol ......................I agree, and believe I should expand my vocabulary.  I really DO try.  I use the thesaurus when I'm writing poetry to find a better word than the one I intended to use. ...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Point Taken

    You can very well get your point across without using big words...matter of fact, you can probably get your point across more effectively if you don't.  Unless you're studying for the SATs or something and you're using big words in your stories to practice for the Verbal...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    Essays

    we were always told by our English teacher that the worst thing you can do in an essay is come across as pretentious, or misuse words because you do not fully understand their meaning. longer words do not necessarily describe something in a way that short words cannot, they just...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    I Don't Hate Them

    I haven't ment these big word people in a long time. It must be that I don't have that many people that talk to me. But if it happened I would as them to explain what they were saying in English.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    Yup

    I kind of understand if you are going somewhere and want to appear smarter due to the more intelligent crowd that will be there, but don't do this randomly with people you see all the time who know your actually a dumbass. My mom does this all the time, she will hear a word that...
    boby6 boby6 22-25, M Jun 30, 2011

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    Immensely

    There is no need for it And usually they are not used in the correct context at all. I have to read many articles and write up assignments with the same format of language, and truthfully, it is the most demotivating aspect to reading and writing.   However I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    Vocabulary...

    ...is a big word to some people, so...   i think if you know what they mean, go for it. i love all the words i know and i use them. when i get a "huh?" look, i reword what i said. courtesy goes a long way! but i won't use short little words when i know the right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 28, 2009

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    Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise

    Remember the military acronym "KISS"? Keep It Simple,Stupid. There's nothing stupid about simplicity. The most elegant solutions are often the simplest. The essence of language is communication. If you're using five-dollar words where nickel and dime ones are...
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 40 Responses May 18, 2009

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    The Step Monster

    He did this often and almost got his back side kicked on more than one occasion for it. I have no issues with intelligence but give me a break. I shouldn't have to hunt down a dictionary to read an email.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    I Evidence Absolute Correspondence With That Exposition.

    Why yes I concur completely. Individuals exacerbating the complexity of their communications by employing egregiously obfuscatory verbiage must be ostracized post haste.
    newdaydogEP newdaydogEP 70+, M 16 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    Grow Up.

    If your old enough to know all these big words, your old enough to know that not everybody will have had the opportunity, like you, to learn them. Your not clever, your just arrogant. Get over yourself...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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    Big Words

    I love big words. They are sexy. I actually have a shirt that says Big Words are Sexy. (You can guess where the word "Big" is placed.) But it's all in the delivery. You can tell when the snazzy words flow naturally from the tongue or if someone's just using...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 27, 2009

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    Sometimes You Should.

    Sometimes the 'big word' is the more accurate word for the situation. Although I do agree that people who mis-use big words to appear smart are quite annoying.  I guess it's all in the intent, I am more annoyed with people who use the same word over and over...
    Beastweaver Beastweaver 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    Excise And Agglutinate This Url...

    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Words ...that is all.
    FantasiaRealms FantasiaRealms 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    Decubitis...for the Quidnuncs.

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    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2009

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    Big Word Alert

    I don't mind people that use big words, in fact I love big words; but if you use them to make others feel stupid...then shame on you.
    ImNotGood ImNotGood 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2011

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    my uncle Tommy is a Christian nut who h8s gay people.... bad ,bad man.
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    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I know this is a problem and probably the reason guys loved me in high school and older men love me, and guys who want to get serious don't. I can't share as easily, I pick and...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F Oct 30

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    Knowledge is power isn't it? The more I know about people the better. Not in a manipulative way- I don't want or expect to manipulate people- not about that life. The more I know...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    So I'm quiet like, I don't want to start telling lots of stories to people of whats going on in my private life. Its none of ur business and tough on u that I don't make u excited...
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I prefer going Dutch. I don't need there to be an obligation for people to pay for my necessities, meals, movie tickets, etc... On a special occasion, I'll bend the rule. But...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I can't talk about myself without being prompted. I do horrible on dates because I don't know what to say and don't know what to ask. So I almost never get asked on a second date.
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I never use the same signature. I use fake names on non-official documents. I will never give off any information that can be used as an offensive strategy against me. I only...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 31

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    The more they know the more they talk. I used to let people know way to much, now that i have complete countrol over what people Get to know about me i live a much easier life...
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F Oct 30

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    I've known too many people give too much away about who they are and what they think. People, rightly or wrongly, formulate easily held opinions on you when you do that. So I try...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 30

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    i believe if people knows too much about ur life then they might take an advantage of it and we might suffer later in life for being too open to someone who are not family..
    joethangbali joethangbali 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    I want to tell someone everything, so that I can get a different view from my own.. but at the same time it makes me feel vulnerable and I always seem to regret it afterwards. But...
    forthemoments forthemoments 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I used to really care but what's it going to matter in the future? All the people that says they don't like me never has a good reason, and I still don't care. Because they don't...
    icecreamsoda icecreamsoda 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I know nobody likes me. I used to be quiet as hell but it just made me an easy target for bullies. I am still shy and socially awkward. I just always assume people don't like me...
    xdarkangelx666 xdarkangelx666 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't like the word "tolerate" because it sounds negative. I don't like how people use it I guess. They can tolerate a person but can't accept them. 
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Oct 26

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    Earlier in the week, one of my coworkers was going off on a rant about working. I didn't catch all of it, but as I was walking in, I overheard him say the following: "....the...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm focused on getting mula , 💵 sittin' pretty , getting a good education and staying blessed 🙏 . Your opinion of me is worth $0.00 and it costs $0.00 to keep it in your head...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F Oct 30

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    I don't like judges either. I don't like how they tell you everything your doing wrong. I don't need you telling me about all the mistakes I made. It can ruin people and make them...
    deathsdestruction deathsdestruction 16-17, M Nov 8

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    Beth1218 Beth1218 46-50 6 days ago

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    I hate the image and cage engraved by the ppl who don't like me. I don't like them either but I don't spread my opinions about them. just because my individual experience with them...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't like depending on people because people leave all the time. Because at the end of the day, all you have is yourself and that has to be enough.
    Aubreyxoxoxo Aubreyxoxoxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Look at me, look at me! Does this look like a face that gives a **** if you don't like me? I'll give you a hint: NO! I don't want people to like me anyway! It means I'm not doing...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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