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Sesquipedalianism: a lexiphanic poem
Posted by lostcerebellum, Aug 17, 2008. 10272 views. ID = 1607

Sesquipedalianism

Posted by lostcerebellum, Aug 17, 2008. 10272 views. ID = 1607
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Sesquipedalianism seems such a fitting name for a word that means using foot-and-a-half-long words.
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Obsequious, a fancy word, is used infrequently,
And even then, in likelihood, it’s ostentatiously.

A scrivener with logorrhea incoherently
Endeavors to communicate through his garrulity.

Articulating thoughts by means of volubility
Is not synonymous with writing efficaciously.

Our language is a tool, intended, surely, to be used,
But not to make the reader feel grammatically abused.

Incessant tautological and pleonastic words
Connote verbose pretentiousness and sound somewhat absurd.


Don’t babble on loquaciously in insincere display;
"Succinct and cogent lucidness," is what I always say.


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Comments


Scribbler
Aug 17, 2008
LOL
What a mouthful.
   ~Posted by Scribbler, Aug 17, 2008

Katie
Aug 18, 2008
LOL

"grammatically abused" What a great way to put it! :-)
   ~Posted by Katie, Aug 18, 2008

overmortal
Aug 18, 2008
You've done it. I'm impressed. You've blown my vocabulary out of the water, and, for me, that's very refreshing!
   ~Posted by overmortal, Aug 18, 2008

KC Rell
Sep 13, 2008
I know it's trying to speak to me D:
*gets dictionary*
   ~Posted by KC Rell, Sep 13, 2008

Boy
Oct 18, 2009
You what what?
That is cool!
   ~Posted by Boy, Oct 18, 2009

Boy
Oct 19, 2009
Hey, I thought i would rewrite this in simple words. Are you ok with this? if you are i would lover your input as to whether i have got the definitions correct.
Thanks
   ~Posted by Boy, Oct 19, 2009

lostcerebellum
Dec 10, 2009
Have fun. Sounds like a hard task to me, but I don't know just what you have in mind. The dictionary definitions would be better than mine. Besides, what makes you think I have a clue about the meanings of these words?
   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Dec 10, 2009

Boy
Jan 21, 2010
Fair enough. Here, it's on my page. Feel free to correct it.
   ~Posted by Boy, Jan 21, 2010

Ari James
Jun 29, 2010
That's hilarious!!!
   ~Posted by Ari James, Jun 29, 2010



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