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Re: P.P.P.S - "prolepsis"? Oh, MY! (Stop, Mychal. You're killing me.) -- TEEBONE Post Reply Top of thread Forum

Posted by: Russ Walden

07/21/2020, 16:24:55

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Tee --
I would guess that you and I have vocabularies that are extensive, by comparison. Probably in or near the 90th percentile for native speakers in our age range. I am a voracious reader, and have been all my life. That makes a big difference.

However, I still need a dictionary handy when reading Mychal. I knew guys like him in school, and just considered them to be showoffs.

I write for communication. I do not intentionally use uncommon words when a more common word suits my purpose and adequately conveys my thought. Mychal is not similarly afflicted.

Take care,

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