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    when infinitesimally diminutive ones will do?
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    Only if they make more sense. Unlike the case of the OP.
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    Only if they are necessary and make it easier to get your point across. Using science terminology for example.

    Also, what Orwell said



    http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/geo...ctive-writing/


    "Long words don’t make you sound intelligent unless used skillfully. In the wrong situation they’ll have the opposite effect, making you sound pretentious and arrogant. They’re also less likely to be understood and more awkward to read."
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    Affirmative.

    However, I do experience a sense of exasperation toward members of the human species when they speak in such a verbose manner like their pride depends on it.

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    No. I also can't stand Latin terms in law. I like Latin but this is the 21st century ffs there's no need to add additional complexity.
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    I love it when other people use long words. I love coming across words in books that I dont understand, I'm just in love with language! My mind is awful at remembering them though
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    No unless it is relevant (maybe communicating between fellow medics... come September that is!). Otherwise I get horrendously lost with large words in political discussions and have to take a mahooosive step back
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    Don't know enough of them tbh and I don't particularly care to learn more.
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    No, it often just makes you look like a twit.
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    Why bother with elephantine words when unembellished and infinitely simpler words will do?
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    (Original post by Vixen47)
    Affirmative.

    However, I do experience a sense of exasperation toward members of the human species when they speak in such a verbose manner like their pride depends on it.

    :pierre:





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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Only if they are necessary and make it easier to get your point across. Using science terminology for example.

    Also, what Orwell said

    http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/geo...ctive-writing/

    "Long words don’t make you sound intelligent unless used skillfully. In the wrong situation they’ll have the opposite effect, making you sound pretentious and arrogant. They’re also less likely to be understood and more awkward to read."
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    Why bother with elephantine words when unembellished words will do?
    ^ Read the quote

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    Only in English exams
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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    Only in English exams
    I'd mark someone down for using big words, if anything it demonstates bad English.
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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    Only in English exams
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    (Original post by DErasmus)
    I'd mark someone down for using big words, if anything it demonstates bad English.


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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    Only in English exams
    (Original post by Mr...)
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    Read above^
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    (Original post by DErasmus)
    I'd mark someone down for using big words, if anything it demonstates bad English.

    (Original post by LostGear)
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    Read above^
    Who cares. I have my A* in lit and A in lang 2 years ago lol.
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    Big words make me sound more photosynthesis.
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    (Original post by bittr n swt)
    Who cares. I have my A* in lit and A in lang 2 years ago lol.
    Then they are not fit to mark papers (not saying your English is bad in general but using big words when small ones will do is clearly poor English, also long brackets like this piss me off as well even though I do it all the time online).
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    (Original post by LostGear)
    Read above^
    To be honest I only use sensible big words. Also they're not necessarily big, but they're complex...
 
 
 
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