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    I've seen tons of posts with people using words which kids don't know, to make themselves look superior in the community. Is it seriously worth it? I've seen the funniest words every being used just to make people look like a smart @ss. They're basically using the internet to find out words to make them look cooler than they are. There are many people I can point out, but I'm doing my best to refrain drama. Most replies to people like these are,"Damn, can you be my English teachers?" People also feed on the people who try to sound very wise. Are people so desperate to look cool in this community? It's just, frustrating. What do you guys think?
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    Because apparently vacuuming half the words off the thesaurus and picking out each other's flaws means you're a wise growtopian.
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    Some people are using the words because a words like "big" compared to "gargantuan" cause the latter one sounds much more exciting. Also it's no one's fault that they're using words too big, I mean google helps so idk what the problem is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    I've seen tons of posts with people using words which kids don't know, to make themselves look superior in the community. Is it seriously worth it? I've seen the funniest words every being used just to make people look like a smart @ss. They're basically using the internet to find out words to make them look cooler than they are. There are many people I can point out, but I'm doing my best to refrain drama. Most replies to people like these are,"Damn, can you be my English teachers?" People also feed on the people who try to sound very wise. Are people so desperate to look cool in this community? It's just, frustrating. What do you guys think?
    Yea, it's getting annoying with all of these :/
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    And what if they do have good grammar? Seems to me like your raging over someone who can "speak" smarter than you? Not every person who uses correct grammar goes on the internet and find big words to make themselves look smart, sure some people do it but i'm betting that 80% of those "smart @sses" know correct grammar

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    By the way Mythos, you can't pretend to be wise if you aren't already. Wise means that you've gained knowledge over something through experience, so I'm guessing you mean smart instead of wise?
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    Explain in great detail of which why you oppose the use of a more mature fom of wording.

    We as being can use whatever language as we wish.

    (I didn't use anything 'big', did I?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maven View Post
    And what if they do have good grammar? Seems to me like your raging over someone who can "speak" smarter than you? Not every person who uses correct grammar goes on the internet and find big words to make themselves look smart, sure some people do it but i'm betting that 80% of those "smart @sses" know correct grammar
    That's funny because some of those people cannot even congregate words together in a sentence without getting things like punctuation, spelling, subject-verb agreement, pronouns, and even past participles correct!

    Spewing out exotic vocabulary doesn't make you more grammatically correct. If you don't know what context it's used in and word connotation, you are just as illiterate as a person new to English.

    Also, upping your vocabulary dramatically just makes you lose credibility.
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    I'm a writer, so it's natural I use big words occasionally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotlight View Post
    I'm a writer, so it's natural I use big words occasionally.
    Same here, English groping freaks club FTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megazork View Post
    Same here, English groping freaks club FTW
    Earlier this year we were required to write short stories. Most people's were around 800-1,200 words long, mine was 6,500...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotlight View Post
    Earlier this year we were required to write short stories. Most people's were around 800-1,200 words long, mine was 6,500...
    You should have seen me back then when they asked me to write stories...

    except I didn't know about shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megazork View Post
    You should have seen me back then when they asked me to write stories...

    except I didn't know about shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotlight View Post
    "Megazork, can you write one story that doesn't involve murder?!?"
    Of course I *gunshot*.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megazork View Post
    You should have seen me back then when they asked me to write stories...

    except I didn't know about shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spotlight View Post
    I'm a writer, so it's natural I use big words occasionally.
    Which came first?

    You being a car enthusiast or you being a writer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mythos View Post
    I've seen tons of posts with people using words which kids don't know, to make themselves look superior in the community. Is it seriously worth it? I've seen the funniest words every being used just to make people look like a smart @ss. They're basically using the internet to find out words to make them look cooler than they are. There are many people I can point out, but I'm doing my best to refrain drama. Most replies to people like these are,"Damn, can you be my English teachers?" People also feed on the people who try to sound very wise. Are people so desperate to look cool in this community? It's just, frustrating. What do you guys think?
    No just because someone uses much more proficient words than others or have a large vocabulary than most doesn't mean they are trying to look cool.
    By your logic, intellectual people who adore using uncommonly found words are people trying to sound cool or to be wise.
    They are just using their intellect in writing amazing things. Who sincerely cares if they use such words? Who cares if they use sesquipedalian words?
    Who cares if they are too loquacious that people can't understand? Google was invented for the prime reason everyone can find everything they need.
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    I doubt there is anything wrong with using "advanced vocabulary". Real smart people who know what they are writing and use those words with hardly any mistakes.
    A way to spot those intellectual wannabes is using big words for every small things or using them in the inapprppriate manner several times....
    As for the reason why the so-called smartasses use difficult words, I am not very sure because, well, most of the big words I use when speaking are technical terms and I doubt the people you were referring to use them.... Perhaps it's just that smart@ssed have more tendency of being exposed to reading materials younger children normally don't read (like shakespeare or academic textbooks). What you hear is usually what you end up saying.
    Besides, when writing a fic or an essay, it is encouraged to use different words when repeating the same thing in the text.
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    I concur with your articulation.

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    If we can effectively communicate with intelligible words, we can and we will do so. It doesn't mean we're "cool" or showing off our knowledge.

    Or are you just jealous because your vocabulary isn't as good? Don't let it get to you; so what if someone speaks better English? Its better than "U wot m8 pl0x doanate cuz im noob."

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