Thursday, September 15, 2011

Words = Power!!!

    Recently I've found the pleasure of using large words.  Quite the conundrum I know, but it's awesome anyway!  I don't even have to know the meanings or the spellings, just simply . . . the pronunciation.  
    As long as you don't say it with pomposity and the word is big enough, most people won't know what the Hell you're saying.  But those people--those mere mortals usually WILL act like they know the word.  
    I've seen it time and time again.  They'll nod sheepishly, following up with a rather large word of their own--those people remind me of pure, unadulterated fantasticalness. (Which is a real word, by the way, but most people don't know that, so I wouldn't use it if I were you . . . some real words will just make you look like an idiot.) 
   Back to the point.  After you've used a massive word, your listening audience, may nod acquiescently, too bad they have NO IDEA you've used your own word incorrectly! Ha ha!
    Plus, some things aren't worth arguing because they just don't make sense, like this picture:

Seriously, can someone tell me what is going on?
Is this like a dog cone, but for a human?
I'm confused.

    But really, big words are a great way of weeding out liars too.  See how crafty you can be with a thesaurus at your side?  I'd like you to try this; use a big word and see one of these many responses:

    An eyebrow raise means:  Wow, the person you're talking to, didn't think you were that smart.

    A pale flush:  They feel they've been bested.  How jealous can imbeciles be?

    A double-blink:  They doubt you now--AND ALWAYS HAVE--what jerks!

    If they actually correct you:  They are an insensitive meanie-face--vexatious and scurrilous--don't they know that's rude?! 

    If they stare at your beasts: Call 9-1-1 because you're with a pervert.

    And finally . . . if they utter their own, improperly used word: Dub them a friend for life and give them some vodka.

    Is there anything you'd like to add . . . oh and please tell me what is going on in that picture!


  1. One of those lizard things with the flaps on the side of their head, eating their prey, get the picture?..haha....yeah big words are fun and nothing beats "Snavofebudusehagostratnugotion" haha

  2. LMAO! It totally does look like that. Nice one :0)
    Now I'm having flashbacks from Newman and that yucky creature in "Jurassic Park." Sooo funny.

  3. I thought Knowledge = Power. Isn't that what Schoolhouse Rock always taught? And Francis Bacon?

  4. I agree with Pat; Isn't that the dinosaur that ate Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park? That being said, I think your post is coruscating. That may or may not have been used correctly.

  5. I honestly think that hat contraption is an invention to keep your hair out of your food when you're eating.
    No joke.
    Also, did you know that Scroggins is a word? It's an exclamatory. I highly encourage its use.
    And also, you are hilarious. But that, that you already knew. But I will tell you over and over again.

  6. I'm thinking that's an Elizabethan ruff or collar!!!!! That somehow goes around the face instead of the neck. Oh, yeah!

    As to words. Remember when our parents said to us, "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you"? I don't know
    who put those words together, but they are absolutely false! We all know that we can heal from broken bones, but hurtful words can wound us for life.

    So words do have an enormous power over us.

    Thanks, Elisa, for this thought-provoking posting!


  7. Branden likes to throw out his random big words that he knows but I don't play along...I just tell him that he totally made it up so I win!

  8. haha, I think that thing on her face is for keeping her hair out of the bowl. :D

  9. LOL! :0)

    I LOVE Schoolhouse Rock. Oh and I think just calling them on it is a great idea--especially when the person is your husband.

    Regectedriter and Baiba,
    Come to think of it, I bet you're right. I just wish they would have made it longer so the poor girl could have a bib too. What a shame :9(

    I did not know that Scroggins is a word. What's funny is that I always bring my violin bow to a repair shop called Scroggins LOL! I'll never forget that word now.

  10. You legit just cracked me up!! I'll be visiting regularly for a good laugh. :)

  11. Dear coBOTUS--Did you mean "stare at your beasts" or "breasts"? See how good I am at editing?


  12. I CANNOT GET ON CAROL'S BLOG--I MAY MISS THE PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I think my mom used to use that on my head in the shower to keep the soap and water out of my eyes when she washed my hair.

    Maybe she's keeping soup out of her hair?

    I'm perplexed.

    And feeling stupid. Because you really souldn't type big words unless you have spell check. :)

    My new word of the day is CRAP. Simple, mutiple uses, and easy to spell.

  14. Did I really . . . write BEASTS!!!! I am laughing SOOO hard right now. Is that what boobs are called AFTER having kids? LOL! I'm going to call them "beasts" from now on. That is golden! Thanks for catching that, Fishducky. *giggles* You rock :0)

  15. Ok so look at the comment that somehow went on your review post because it skipped over there instead of on this one. I LOVE THIS POST! cracked me up!

  16. You can send the vodka my way - I find myself making up words like Archie Bunker. BTW, I have huge beasts!!

  17. I have to comment again because this weekend on a TV show, they actually brought that frilled contraption out! Yes, it is a thing that's supposed to keep your hair from falling into your noodles but a hair tie is a bit more flattering in my opinion!