While researching a couple of the “wonder words” that recently showed up on my radar screen, I came across the following:
Next time, in promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable, philosophical or psychological observations, beware of platitudinous ponderosity. Let your conversational communications possess a clarified conciseness, a compacted comprehensibleness, coalescent consistency, and a concatenated cogency. Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement, and asinine affectations.
The unknown author went on to conclude:
In other words, talk plainly, briefly, naturally, sensibly, truthfully, purely. Keep from slang; don’t put on airs; say what you mean; mean what you say. And, don’t use big words!
This is probably sound advice, isn’t it? Still, multi-syllabic combinations of morphemes have a way of catching our eye and making us wonder, don’t they?
A few that have caught my eye of lately are:
How many of these did you know? How many did you use in your last post?
Blessings to all,