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

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Decubitis...for the Quidnuncs.

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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    7 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    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
    15 Responses Oct 28, 2008

    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

    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

    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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