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

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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 66-70, 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 4 Responses Nov 15, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Decubitis...for the Quidnuncs.

    ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------  As a self-proclaimed maledicent, finding much joy...
    zeligocity zeligocity 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2009

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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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    Oooo this is a bone of contention in my house!

    My vocabulary is somewhat broader than my husband's. I try to keep things simple but every time I use a word he doesn't know he grumbles about me thinking I'm smarter than him! ARG!! The man can do math in his head with a speed that makes me dizzy whereas I damn near have to...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2015

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    If you're going to use words then use them with

    meaning. If you don't know what it means then shut up! No one wants to hear. Is also saving you because you could be like "The party last night was so monotonous and I had a great time!" .... -.- you just made yourself a fool.. Monotonous-boring Dingdong!
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F Jan 4, 2015

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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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    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 1 Response Nov 2, 2008

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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 6 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Excise And Agglutinate This Url...

    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Big_Words ...that is all.
    FantasiaRealms FantasiaRealms 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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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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    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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    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 26-30, M Jun 30, 2011

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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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    Yes it's True, I don't. I don't care if I am single or not even have a girlfriend, I just don't like it.
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    Nope not me. People are awful.
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    Now it's not that I don't LIKE my friend anymore, but it's complicated so I'm open to any suggestions anyone can give me. I never really had many friends up until college, I was...
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    I probably don't like you either. Just means one less person talking to me for no reason.
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Please youngsters, don't be offended by what i have to say. I have nothing against you, i just am at a different time in my life. I've become a little more impatient. I don't...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Don't always be nice to me; endless compliments sound empty after a while. Don't constantly agree with what I say; it makes me feel alone because that's not a conversation. Don't...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 27

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