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Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 09:09 AM Reply

Lexical skills are unfathomably important in any aspiring writer's arsenal of tools. In this thread, I hope to stimulate conversational dialogue with a high density of lengthy and overwhelmingly astounding words with qualities to inspire even the most downtrodden of our kind.

My belief lies in the thought that if we discuss the most general of topics in this manner, a surprising amount of knowledge will be acquired by everyone that pays visit to this thread.

If one cannot find the suitable space to slip the word during the conversation, feel free to simply post the word and it's definition on it's own.

May this be pabulum for your works.

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Response to Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 02:34 PM Reply

Pretentious.


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 04:24 PM Reply

At 9/26/10 02:34 PM, TrevorW wrote: Pretentious.

I was in concurrence with this statement the first time I witnessed this, but in practice I was both shocked and enlightened.

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Response to Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 04:53 PM Reply

Bestrewn ;)

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Response to Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 05:55 PM Reply

At 9/26/10 04:24 PM, ReginaldDunstable wrote:
At 9/26/10 02:34 PM, TrevorW wrote: Pretentious.
I was in concurrence with this statement the first time I witnessed this, but in practice I was both shocked and enlightened.

Obnoxiously self-indulgent and strikingly pretentious.


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 10:46 PM Reply

At 9/26/10 05:55 PM, TrevorW wrote:
At 9/26/10 04:24 PM, ReginaldDunstable wrote:
At 9/26/10 02:34 PM, TrevorW wrote: Pretentious.
I was in concurrence with this statement the first time I witnessed this, but in practice I was both shocked and enlightened.
Obnoxiously self-indulgent and strikingly pretentious.

I concur.

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Response to Long words thread Sep. 26th, 2010 @ 11:40 PM Reply

The utilization of such sophisticated words seem to have an effect of slight incapacitation on those who possess lower levels of knowledge and less developed lexicons, from what I've observed...


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 27th, 2010 @ 12:21 AM Reply

I'd be preaching falsities, should I say I'm apt for a prolonged conversation of a nature such as this.


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 27th, 2010 @ 01:07 AM Reply

My mind is thoroughly perplexed by the immensity of the complexity in this monstrosity of a literary forum. Indubitably, it is my humble duty to post extravagantly extraordinary pieces of vocabulary, and it is by the incandescent glow that this thread so does emit that I shall post my perceptive piece of textual writings.


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 27th, 2010 @ 01:52 AM Reply

Yeah. Big words.


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 27th, 2010 @ 02:16 AM Reply

I ate the grape?

Not long enough?

How about...

I masticated on the wormfilled vine grower, the ambrosial flavours and textures filling my mouth and slivering down my now refreshed esophagus....

Hows that?


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Response to Long words thread Sep. 27th, 2010 @ 02:49 AM Reply

really glad I came to see what was going on in these boards.

it is as I expected.

:: and hey TrevorW how's it going?

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Response to Long words thread Sep. 27th, 2010 @ 03:49 AM Reply

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanocon iosis = a lung disease

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Now isnt that just a hilarious coincidence.

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Response to Long words thread Sep. 28th, 2010 @ 07:01 PM Reply

just penetrating the astounding vocabulary

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Response to Long words thread Oct. 5th, 2010 @ 04:19 PM Reply

feeling a bit better... in cognitive faculties


Despite the name, I'm actually good--Deft, and good!

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Response to Long words thread Oct. 6th, 2010 @ 12:09 AM Reply

Just to be clear here, you all realize that chocking a bunch of fancy sounding words into a story or a piece of writing does not make it better. If it fits with the mood of the story then it can work, but just throwing words out there crammed full of as many syllables as you can just to look better, does not work.

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Response to Long words thread Oct. 6th, 2010 @ 12:44 AM Reply

At 10/6/10 12:09 AM, sinfulwolf wrote: Just to be clear here, you all realize that chocking a bunch of fancy sounding words into a story or a piece of writing does not make it better. If it fits with the mood of the story then it can work, but just throwing words out there crammed full of as many syllables as you can just to look better, does not work.

that would make it incomprehensible and rather estoric,
I prefer brevity and concision.
:)


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Response to Long words thread Oct. 6th, 2010 @ 01:11 PM Reply

At 10/6/10 12:09 AM, sinfulwolf wrote: Just to be clear here, you all realize that chocking a bunch of fancy sounding words into a story or a piece of writing does not make it better. If it fits with the mood of the story then it can work, but just throwing words out there crammed full of as many syllables as you can just to look better, does not work.

That's true to an extent. However, if you have a wider range of vocabulary, you'll be able to use the correct words at the correct time to be able to portray your message in a more comprehensible fashion. And I think that's what writing is all about.

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Response to Long words thread Oct. 6th, 2010 @ 05:15 PM Reply

At 10/6/10 01:11 PM, 4urentertainment wrote:
That's true to an extent. However, if you have a wider range of vocabulary, you'll be able to use the correct words at the correct time to be able to portray your message in a more comprehensible fashion. And I think that's what writing is all about.

Yes, a wide vocabulary is nice, however like I said, simply having big words does not make one's writing better. Especially for sequences containing action. And having a wider range of vocabulary also does not mean reaching out and selecting the largest most high brow word you can think of to try and make yourself seem like a better writer.

This is especially true if one can not string words together well, or stumble with verb and pro-noun use. If a writer has a story that is chocked full of big words and complex theories thinking that will make an excellent story, but then goes and forgets to add plot, character depth... or even characters, rising and falling action, tension and so forth... well, those big words are pretty useless.

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Response to Long words thread Oct. 7th, 2010 @ 04:48 AM Reply

At 10/6/10 05:15 PM, sinfulwolf wrote: having a wider range of vocabulary also does not mean reaching out and selecting the largest most high brow word you can think of to try and make yourself seem like a better writer.

There's a perfect example in the first post;

"conversational dialogue" - Tautology (dialogue pertains to conversation in some form, especially within the context of your post), and quite obviously because you're just picking big words to string together.