I don’t disagree with you at all, unless you’re using the words to appear superior or impress. I’d say that actually “dumbing down” language is rude as hell to both yourself and company in a lot of conversations. It assumes the recipients need dumbing down to, or are unable to keep up.
Know your audience, choose your… Read more
I’m not down with this anti-intellectualism. I have a large vocabulary. I use the words I know with the closest meaning to what I am trying to say. It means sometimes I use words other people don’t know. Fancy words are fun to learn and say! Read more
I get the idea of calling folks on being pretentious, however dumbing down your language skills so you don’t appear to be elitist is short-minded. Yes some people get offended because I use words they don’t understand but this in English and not everything needs to be expressed solely in lyrics from a country or rap… Read more
In the midst of the ongoing hullabaloo about Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich, we decided to settle a separate…
It’s code for avoid bright colors, too fitted clothing, flashy jewelry, and red lips. All the stuff that makes wearing “workwear” or dress clothing bearable. I follow this whenever I have open house so I can avoid picky parent problems as the year progresses. It sucks. Read more