In just under a week, the country of Great (:japanese_goblin: :robot_face: :zipper_mouth_face: :skull_and_crossbones: ?!) Britain will have a new Prime Minister -- and one of the most notable things about Mr Bozjonglez is his large vocabulary. So confident is he in using words he thinks no one else knows, he can say the most outrageous things and get away with it ('piccaninny' = cliche black man).
But is it cool or uncool to have a mouth full of words, and endless synonyms, and the ability to juxtapose weirdo verbs and nouns to make everything striking and poetic?
I'm very, very conflicted, and I just don't know. Part of me says it's cool: I always enjoy reading articles by Will Self and Slavoj Zizek and the like --- and also, at work, it's a neat little tool: if you're explaining summit to sum1, and they're not the most confident person, I find you can BOOST their self-belief by using more complex language -- it's reverse psychology, it's a sign of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
But at the same time, maybe it's a bit peacocky? A bit show-offy?