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Is it ostentatious to use a big vocabulary?

  1. Nurfninja profile image56
    Nurfninjaposted 6 years ago

    Is it ostentatious to use a big vocabulary?

  2. Hummingbird5356 profile image78
    Hummingbird5356posted 6 years ago

    No, it is not.  Only if the big vocabulary is used to try to show others you are better, otherwise it makes writing richer.

  3. Nurfninja profile image56
    Nurfninjaposted 6 years ago

    that was a cool answer to my question, thankyou.

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    ThomasRydderposted 6 years ago

    It depends on a couple things.
    Where are you? Are you writing in a hub or blog, and to whom do you write? Is it to an audience of college graduates, or a mixed group? do you have a message which is meant to reach out to everyone, or is it a professional paper that is meant to engage a few phd's on the half life of a particular isotope. All this was said to make one point: when writing or conversing, match your words to your audience.

  5. Jonesy0311 profile image60
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    Probably, but I do it anyway because it makes me feel special. I try not to talk to people who I cannot learn anything from and a good way to gauge them is to toss out a couple of big words and see how they react. I love pretending to be smarter than everyone else. Why the hell else would I spend all that time reading by my fireplace wearing a monocle, drinking milk from a champagne glass?

 
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