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#234: Too Many Big Words?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I once had a professor who was strongly against the appearance of "big" words in our class papers. His motto was, "Never utilize utilize when you can use use."

On the door to his office was this warning:

If you must come in, remember:

In promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your philosophical or psychological observations, beware of a platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a compact comprehensibleness and a coalescent consistency.

In other words:

BE BRIEF!


Thought you might enjoy a laugh. Have a good night.
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  • TJKILBORN
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    4024 days ago
  • GIBBLES5
    That is funny.... thanks for the laugh
    4028 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    Was he saying be brief or be clear ? I guess he was saying both and if he had not used such big words we could understand better what he was saying. LOL I am not guilty of big words, or not being clear, but I need to work on being brief. LOL TY Joy
    4028 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Oh my, what a mouthful! But I did enjoy the laugh from you!
    Have a great night!
    Gaye
    4029 days ago
  • MOMMA_LITTLE
    Oh, Lou, this WASN'T funny at ALL to me! I have a brother who uses the "big" words just to ask how you're doing! Ahhhh! It makes me crazy!

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    4029 days ago
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