Mudcat Café message #3544726 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151691   Message #3544726
Posted By: sciencegeek
02-Aug-13 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: $5 Word Contest...
Subject: RE: BS: $5 Word Contest...
well... I entered junior high with college level vocabulary and my college degree added more specialized jargon, not to mention the assorted areas of interest I get involved with.

So all due respect to your granny, Bobert, but the words that I think most highly of and seem to be the hardest to embrace have to be:

empathy, charity, compassion, respect, honesty and reasonablity.

There is a time and a place for proper word usage needed to be clear and concise, which includes those $5 words... but, I've had to dig through too many piles of wordy BS in my life to be awed by a multisyllabic vocabulary.