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January 16, 2016

On “The Case for Short Words.”

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 compacted conciseness, a clarified comprehensibility, a coalescent cogency and a concatenated consistency. Eschew obfuscation and all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement and asinine affectations.

Let your extemporaneous descants and unpremeditated expatiations possess intelligibility and voracious vivacity without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast. Sedulously avoid all vapid verbosity, polysyllabic profundity, pompous prolificacy. salacious suspiration and pestiferous profanity.

That is, say what you mean and mean what you say. Be brief and don’t use big words! Yogi Berra Left His Mark On Our English Language | Richard Lederer's Verbivore

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 16, 2016 6:05 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The curse of knowledge, thinking the person talking to you believes you know what they do. Usually ends up with me remembering i forgot to move the sprinklers and leaving the jejune babblement where it belongs.

Posted by: Neither more nor less [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2016 6:55 AM

Be lucid but spare me the details.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2016 7:30 AM

Eschew pompous prolixity.

Posted by: leelu [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 17, 2016 7:42 AM


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