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← In defence of obscure words

Cartomancer's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Cartomancer

Can I have a translation, please? I like looking things up in the dictionary as much as any lexical enthusiast, but I have a limit.

Spoilsport. Though I guess it does mean that I succeded in making it utterly unreadable!

Very well.

I like to talk fancy, but it gets boring. It's pretentious and gets in the way of meaning. We need to get away from a slavish love of long words because otherwise we can easily get mixed up between genuinely deep thoughts and stuff that just looks clever but isn't.

The original is a bit more racist too.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:17:00 UTC | #936727