- Paul Davidson
Words For <i>Your</i> Enjoyment: Stupid People/Big Words
Friday arrives yet again.
This week’s “Words For Your Enjoyment” topic comes from WFME friend Amy who writes: “Why do stupid people use big words?”
Extremely perspicacious topic approximation, Amy!
Why people use certain words over other words has always been a conundrum to entymologists who make their living through the excogitation of words and the use of words. Some have said that those using more complicated words are not necessarily deficient, but in actuality, are simply recapitulating words they’ve auscultated throughout their formative years. Words that are simply enunciated around them while the brain is still forming, and linguistic skills are developing.
I’m not sure I’d go so far as to say they’re stupid, Amy. But these are your words and not mine.