Quit trying to intimidate with big words

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  • Lilly_the_Hillbilly
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    Only zombies are into brains.
  • jofjltncb6
    jofjltncb6 Posts: 34,415 Member
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    Joannah700 wrote: »
    Hippopotamus is a big word. It has many letters and many syllables. I feel like we don't talk enough about hippopotamuses around here.

    Know what else is a big word?

    Abbreviation.



    And I think that's funny.
  • Joannah700
    Joannah700 Posts: 2,665 Member
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    jofjltncb6 wrote: »
    Joannah700 wrote: »
    Hippopotamus is a big word. It has many letters and many syllables. I feel like we don't talk enough about hippopotamuses around here.

    Know what else is a big word?

    Abbreviation.



    And I think that's funny.

    It's like lisp. Just a sad state of affairs to have a 's' in that word.
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,959 Member
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    jofjltncb6 wrote: »
    Joannah700 wrote: »
    Hippopotamus is a big word. It has many letters and many syllables. I feel like we don't talk enough about hippopotamuses around here.

    Know what else is a big word?

    Abbreviation.



    And I think that's funny.

    I love that phonetic isn't spelled the way it sounds.

  • SwannySez
    SwannySez Posts: 5,864 Member
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    The fact that you think people use "big" words in an effort to make you feel inferior says way more about you than it ever will about them.

    I love words. I love reading about words, learning new words and learning the etymology of words.

    This. If you don't understand what someone is saying, maybe it's a hint that you should pick up a dictionary or go to school to further your education/expand your knowledge.
    Do you speak Swahili? Cause if you don't understand what some guy speaking Swahili says, that speaks more about you than it does about him.

    Maybe you should go back to school and learn some Swahili. Just sayin'.

    I think that this is racialist.
  • nadnerb61
    nadnerb61 Posts: 248 Member
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    Of all words, why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?? What kind of cruel joke is that??
  • arditarose
    arditarose Posts: 15,575 Member
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    Some of you people take drmerc so seriously. It's funny.
  • PikaKnight
    PikaKnight Posts: 34,971 Member
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    arditarose wrote: »
    Some of you people take drmerc so seriously. It's funny.

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  • arditarose
    arditarose Posts: 15,575 Member
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    ^^oh poop
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
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    There are two kinds of people: those who are intimidated by big words and insecure about it; and those who embrace what they don't know and view "big words" as an opportunity to expand their vocabulary.

    Personally I love it when someone uses a word I don't recognize, I'll look it up and "voila!", I've learned something new.

    Your muscles aren't the only body part that needs exercise, after all...

    There is a third kind of people....the kind who buy big trucks and use big words to make up for their lack of size in the (what's the biggest word for pe---???) erectile protrusions department.
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
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    also...

    antidisestablishmentenarianism
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,281 Member
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    nadnerb61 wrote: »
    Of all words, why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?? What kind of cruel joke is that??
    A hilarious one.
  • PurringMyrrh
    PurringMyrrh Posts: 5,296 Member
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    lorib642 wrote: »
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    :laugh:
  • Joannah700
    Joannah700 Posts: 2,665 Member
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    feralX wrote: »
    Joannah700 wrote: »
    Hippopotamus is a big word. It has many letters and many syllables. I feel like we don't talk enough about hippopotamuses around here.
    I'm with you...I find it exceedingly difficult to have a serious hippopotamus conversation these days. I blame the internet.

    And we should be talking about them!

    According to the Internet (which is filled with truth), hippopotamuses kill more people than lions, and tigers and bears each year.


  • moogplayer
    moogplayer Posts: 542 Member
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    oh my!
  • 1stplace4health
    1stplace4health Posts: 523 Member
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    Quit trying to intimidate folks that use big words. It's just vocabulary.
  • ithrowconfetti
    ithrowconfetti Posts: 451 Member
    edited November 2014
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    Kindly elucidate your reasoning for this polemical thread, _DrMerc_, lest people start labelling you a Svengali.
  • SnuggleSmacks
    SnuggleSmacks Posts: 3,732 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »
    _John_ wrote: »
    This post is ambiguous. Can you elaborate on what constitutes a big word?

    Like one poster here likes to throw around french words like "de novo lipogenesis" to get you to give up your argument

    What? No more schadenfreude?
  • Misshodge64
    Misshodge64 Posts: 8,588 Member
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    Hummm, one thing we have to realize is that we deal with people all over the World on this socializing network, different ages, culture s and demographics. Along with multiple people who completed college and some are currently attending. I am very open to growing and learning from others bottom line. Other members intellectual superiority doesn't intimidate me one bit. Some things I didn't know I googled to gain better comprehension.
    Be yourself, you alright in my book, no Matter what? :D
  • PurringMyrrh
    PurringMyrrh Posts: 5,296 Member
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    __drmerc__ wrote: »
    _John_ wrote: »
    This post is ambiguous. Can you elaborate on what constitutes a big word?

    Like one poster here likes to throw around french words like "de novo lipogenesis" to get you to give up your argument

    What? No more schadenfreude?
    Gets my vote for best word ever.