Does a big vocabulary make you look like a showoff?
You love obscure words. Is there a place for them in communications and the work world, or do they simply alienate your audience?
Recently, Crain's New York Business inexplicably ran a story about the shabby condition of New York's airports. One of its sources criticized the insouciance of multibillionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, saying he owned a private jet and didn't understand travel as experienced by the wee folk. A Bloomberg spokesman replied, "It's always nice to hear someone who has no idea what the mayor is thinking bloviate on what the mayor is thinking." Do unusual words read more...
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