Monday, May 3, 2010

The Prince's Word of the Day: Sesquipedalianism

This word of the day is just a pretentious pain in the ass. There is really no other way of putting it.

Sesquipedalianism means "given to using long words" or "(Of a word) containing many syllables."

Really? You needed to create a long word to explain away people that use long words? I've got the perfect word for just such an occasion: assholes.

Granted, I myself am probably guilty of sesquipedalianism, but not to such an extent. I (thankfully) didn't know this word existed until I saw it in the e-mail. Also, I can't look at the word without thinking about the irony involved. And that, dear readers, is why I am better than the tools that would actually use a word like that in a real sentence.

This is another word that reeks of's magniloquent influence.

Oh shit. I did it again, didn't I?