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Thread #151691   Message #3546859
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
08-Aug-13 - 05:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: $5 Word Contest...
Subject: RE: BS: $5 Word Contest...
""Don, no doubt that "oftentimes" is a correct English word. To my feeling, it does not sound profound, but somewhat finicky, as if it were slightly archaic. As I said, I may be wrong.""

Oh dear! One more try.

The whole sentence was a sideswipe at the type of twerp who uses long words in a futile attempt to seem erudite.

It was me taking the piss by doing exactly the same thing I was taking the piss out of.

In that context, the aforementioned twerp would have no choice but to pick the only unusual word, where no $5 words presented themselves..

Hence "oftentimes"!

Don T.