11.08.2005

Three Words I Use When I Want To Sound Smarter Than I Am

Irrespective
Hierarchy (pronouncing it hear-arky)
Ephemeral

What are yours?

6 comments:

Bridget said...

Putative
A priori
Prima facie
fin de siecle
...this is embarrassing; I should stop!

BP said...

I don't have a set list. (But a good Latin cognate can do wonders.)

I'm a philsophy and literature major, though. I don't get to sound smart. Just passable.

Eric "Babe" Morse said...

Bridget: Back when Orrin Hatch was trying to destroy the internet with strongarm copyright infringement laws, the world of file sharing before his involvement could be called:

A pre-Orrin.

bp: I'd love a good Latin cognate right now. In a snifter, in front of the fire... wait. That isn't right...

TheLoof said...

Pedantic (which suits that very well)
ipso facto (I learned from Ben Stiller, ironically)
Connotation
Well, for me they're smart words. >.>

ACoolKid said...

I've taken a liking to "itinerant" lately.
And though it is cliche, I still find that "antidisestablishmentarianism" is almost always good for a chuckle!
Tee-hee!

And the spam protector is making me type "tzahsu" which is now my all-time favorite word. I know you didn't ask that, but I swear it will make me smarter!

MarkDM said...

"As per usual."

"To wit."

Also, I use British pronunciations, to wit (see, didn't that sound smart?):

ReSEARCH, as opposed to REsearch.

Militree, as opposed to military.