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I like words. I enjoy learning new ones and expanding my vocabulary. To ensure that I do not forget them or their context, I practice by incorporating these new words into my everyday speech. However, I have long since been villified for it and often asked with much disgust to stop using so many BIG words. BIG words apparently referring to long words or those that are not commonly used in everyday speech such as "ubiquitous" for example.

So do you use "big words"? How do people react to you? How do you react to others when they use big words?

I don't mind, heck I even appreciate when someone is eloquent (well-spoken) in the right context. If they use a word that I am unfamiliar with, I will ask for the meaning (or google it on my bb lol) so that I can add it to my verbal arsenal.
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I use 'big words'.

I adjust how I phrase things according to my target audience... but, to be honest, I really don't care if my manner of speech ostracizes some people.

Some people are put off... others aren't.
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Ahhhh..I was exactly in your shoes. Until I found myself perpetually having to elaborate. I do tend to write(or did so in the past) much more explicitly then I do now. Also people tend to think you are showing off but that was not the case. I just like to have an impeccable array of words or lexicon.

As we say in French, it nice to master the languages of Shakespeare as well as Moliere .
Oddly enough I did my Kindergarten and Primary School in English(amercain) then did one year in a British system, then did all of high school in English as well as College and then University in English. This due to me living in three different countries. Here we have 2 years of College and then 3 years of University to get our Bachelors.
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i uses them when appropriate.

Some people ask me why i use them. I have the use it or lose it mentality. It keeps the mind sharp too.
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