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Started by fenderstrat on Dec 16, 2018 6:30:53 PM
Words that are pretentious

Or, more accurately, used pretentiously.

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fenderstrat - 16 Dec 2018 18:31:27 (#1 of 189)

"Calculus"

The electoral calculus

HouseOfLametta - 16 Dec 2018 18:32:55 (#2 of 189)

“Pretentious”

DonkeyOT - 16 Dec 2018 18:35:12 (#3 of 189)

"Euphemism" - a horrible word, I always try to find a nicer one.

thisonehasalittlehat - 16 Dec 2018 18:36:01 (#4 of 189)

Optics.

Tadagee - 16 Dec 2018 18:40:33 (#5 of 189)

Much loved of JtT, ilk

fenderstrat - 16 Dec 2018 18:41:53 (#6 of 189)

Really? I'm sure I'ver seen it roundly scorned. But perhaps it was just Rosy.

surferbaublewhatever - 16 Dec 2018 18:45:21 (#7 of 189)

Bloody, fucking "pro forma." It's a form.

fenderstrat - 16 Dec 2018 18:46:46 (#8 of 189)

Or sometimes a template. That becomes pretentious when pronounced "templt".

DonkeyOT - 16 Dec 2018 18:56:45 (#9 of 189)

I do like saying "Ubiquitous" to baffle pompous people who* I think won't know what it means, and "Pragmatic".

*Should that be 'whom'? I don't think so but I'm not sure.

limegreen - 16 Dec 2018 18:57:49 (#10 of 189)

Curate. Unless you actually work in a museum.

thisonehasalittlehat - 16 Dec 2018 18:57:58 (#11 of 189)

How does ubiquitous confuse people? Pragmatic can obviously when used in its philosophical sense.

limegreen - 16 Dec 2018 18:58:34 (#12 of 189)

Purchased. When bought would do just as well.

DonkeyOT - 16 Dec 2018 19:00:17 (#13 of 189)

# 11 - I know a lot of thick twats.

frantastic - 16 Dec 2018 19:38:19 (#14 of 189)

Ubiquitous is used everywhere.

hairysaddlebags - 16 Dec 2018 19:40:08 (#15 of 189)

Inchoate

Jejune

HoHoHoff - 16 Dec 2018 19:42:46 (#16 of 189)

Orthogonal in computing.

Dementor - 16 Dec 2018 19:47:10 (#17 of 189)

Bête noire - an anathema to some, apparently.

Pentecost - 16 Dec 2018 19:53:09 (#18 of 189)

Anything that is said in Latin that can be said in English is simply a display, rather than a conveyance of information, and needs to be taken cum grano salis.

browserbutton - 16 Dec 2018 19:53:20 (#19 of 189)

bien pensant

"Oi! Who you calling a peasant!"

fenderstrat - 16 Dec 2018 20:02:40 (#20 of 189)

semper in excreta

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