At work today, I was telling this guy that if he really doesn't know something, he should just say so instead of making something up, because making something up and being really wrong makes him look sort of brain dead when he does it *that* often. (he informed us all - 3 chicks, and two guys- that women ENJOY gynecological exams) Somewhere in there, I said the word "authoritative" and Steve gave me a big long "what the fuck, Holly, you went to green run.. what? did you get a word a day calendar or something?" REALLY fucking loud.
That was great.
Imply that I'm stupid WHILE implying that I'm trying to sound impressively intelligent.
Things like that shouldn't bug me. I know where my vocabulary comes from. I don't feel the need to go out of my way to use it, as many people do. If a word fits, I use it. But, at work, rarely is there a reason for me to say something is effluvial. heh. So I can kind of see where something polysyllabic being used around neandertal boy and his sidekick would tend to shock and confuse.
I kinda want to rant about the guy, but I won't. Suffice it to say that he's a dick.
Basically, don't assume that because I'm not bombarding you with every 25cent word I can scrape up that I'm somehow less intelligent than you. That annoys the piss out of me. On the other hand, reacting with shock and dismay that I even KNOW a word that would never appear in the Easy Reader series is a sure way to make me just treat you like a mongoloid from then on.
But aside from that, I'm having another period of 'hmmm.. maybe I'll just make more friends only posts'
Lots of reasons for that.