Being smart, and sounding ‘smart’

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Big words like hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, the fear of huge words, or pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism, having related symptoms to pseudohypoparathyroidism, yet it isn’t. Even parastratiosphecomyia stratiosphecomyioides, a type of bird. These words in/out of context never made sense to me. Funnily, the people that use these fancy and ‘smart’ words always end up redundant; look at Reddit’s r/iamverysmart if you have the free time, it’s just funny. But, there’s some use for these words, even if they’re useless as trying to pronounce the same word. For example, the medical term sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia means to have an ice cream headache. I dunno why it must be named like that. But besides, we both are wondering what and how does this help me. It seriously doesn’t. It really doesn’t help you or me  at all, it’s just pieces of fun trivia.

Related to this, if your using fancy words and such just to sound ‘smart’ then it’s just pointless and sad. (Unless your doing the RISE, they’ll just love those huge words.) For instance, “It would be very much venerated if thou can scarper off my profile and take a trice to decontaminate or scour your footwear. I.. absolutely abhor sprucing up someone else’s muck on my profile. Lest thou are a friend of thine or well acquainted. If this didn’t give you a migraine, I have no clue as to what will.” Said a poor soul on Reddit. It’s saying in complete honesty, “It’ll be very much appreciated if you can get off my profile and take a minute to clean or wipe off your shoes. I absolutely hate cleaning up others mess in my profile, unless your a friend or someone I know. If this doesn’t give you a headache, I dunno what will.” This, isn’t as threatening or scary, just being very arrogant and sad. But, we call these types of ‘geniuses’ sesquipedalians, people who uses ridiculously complicated words.

In fact, a famous author, named Ernest Hemingway said this, “Poor Faulkner, Does he really think his emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.” This summarizes this article and made crystal clear of why it’s useless using unuseful overwhelming words to explain anything.

In conclusion, if your gonna use fancy words go right ahead my dear friend. Go right ahead, just don’t shove it down anyone’s throat and ears, they don’t deserve it at all.