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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Decubitis...for the Quidnuncs.

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

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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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    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 really don't like how they portray gay people in the media as these really flamboyant and fashion savvy men with heavy lisps and these butch lesbians with short hair, deep voices...
    SylverCoyote SylverCoyote 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    Seriously though, grow up. what are we 5? Im not even gay and i don't like it. People do stuff. Get over it
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Its really hard when you've lived with a parent who is so against people who are gay and you are completely for it. You don't want to cause problems so you don't disagree with them...
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I was speaking to a friend of mine and my sexuality came up, unfortunately this is a regular occurrence. She said "why can't I have a gay best friend? I know you're bi but I want a...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I actually don't, as I smoke weed from time to time, I'm just hoping to start a dialog to find out why. Please no name calling, or personal attacks or any kind, only serious...
    EifeBrennan EifeBrennan 26-30 1 Response Dec 4

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    I hate it so f****** much when people use the word "gay" to describe something as "******", literally grow the f*** up and use the actually word "******" to describe something that...
    Aphrodite14 Aphrodite14 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm gay, and tbh I hate it when people use the word gay as another way of saying ******, if u wanna say something's say it's ******, quit being homophobic.
    SilvaNavarro SilvaNavarro 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 28

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    This is really bugging me and I need to get it off my chest. It seems like to me there is far too many people walking around, turning their noses up and thinking they are superior...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F Dec 13

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    my dad hates gay people... I'm in the closet... I'd be disowned if he knew. so I have to listen as he rants and makes fun of me and my friends.
    ayanojo ayanojo 51-55 2 Responses Dec 8

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    If my son turns out to be gay, all I will do is hug him and say its okay. I would never say, "I'm not proud of you because you're gay," its like saying, "I'm not proud of you...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 12

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    I Am a genuine gay and I'm looking for a serious monogamous relationship.
    genuinePINOYgay genuinePINOYgay 26-30, M Nov 28

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    These are the ones that have treated those that are truly kind and sincere as a second rate person or that they'll except being treated in any way. The truth is that kindness is...
    vinnylee50 vinnylee50 51-55, M Nov 29

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    Is there anyone from SLO maybe?
    sethi404 sethi404 18-21, M Nov 30

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    Im 14 and I'm secretly gay. most of my friends are straight. and they are always talking about how disgusting homos are..it breaks my heart
    unperfectkid unperfectkid 13-15, M 8 Responses Dec 3

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    Hi! My name is Dustin I'm 15 and bored , anyone chat
    Dustindixon Dustindixon 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    And if they do....WE'LL BREAK THEIR LEGS!
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Why is it that there's always one member of your family that has known your sexuality for yonks? When I came out to my nan, the first other person except my best friend, and she...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    & I haven't cried not on purpose for a few years (I think). I like to show that mentally, I'm really, really strong.
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I really don't care. I accepted way back that not everyone is going to like me. Sure it may have bothered me a time or two. Now What bothers me is people who pretend to like me but...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F Nov 29

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    I literally met this guy on this app and he chatted me first. At first it was okay until he started being mean. He mad me feel terrible on the inside and I just wanted to meet new...
    quarioj quarioj 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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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 Nov 24

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    I don't like labels. Why so we have to label everything? I don't know care if you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgender etc. if that's who you are, I totally and utterly respect...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Nov 28

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    Okay so my in laws and I don't get along! They are sneaky, deceptive, fake, and the list could go on and on One example out of many is when I was in the hospital having my...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I am who i am, unless your close to me i could care less if you don't like me. Everybody can't like everybody. That would just be boring
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M Nov 23

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    Unless it's something about me that's nice...don't bother. I DON'T need people OL referring to me in a negative fashion like i'm some kind of freak to them, look..if you want...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Dec 12

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    I don't care if people don't like me, but I'll make damn sure to return the same amount of respect that I receive. If you're a condescending *****, I will utterly humiliate you.
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Yeah I don't like it, I don't find it sexist I just think it's a bit personal for a stranger to call me that, babe is the worst!
    claireblack claireblack 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't like it because I hate silent moments when I said what I needed to say and want to hang up but you still want to stay on the phone. Rather text, so I could reply when I see...
    samsdname samsdname 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I hate wearing skirts ever since my step dad started touching me so no I don't like them
    cattie1283 cattie1283 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    They don't like me because I'm getting in the way of their beloved future med school graduate.
    twelves twelves 22-25 Dec 11

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    Last night, I was knackered because of the work. So I hit the bed just to relax. The time was 19:30 hours, at that moment, if I am not wrong and the next thing I know is, I was...
    M3MC M3MC 22-25, M Dec 12

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