Are you a word nerd?
I've never (yet) played Random Word Thursday, but I hope to give it a try soon. I'm talking about a different KIND of word play.
When I was in grade school, the other kids called me the Walking Dictionary. It didn't hurt (much) but I wasn't TRYING to use big words, I just absorbed words we ALL heard and used them appropriately when talking. What's wrong with that?
Occasionally I stumble across an interesting word and fall in love with it. Not long ago I discovered one that seems oh-so-wonderful and useful: [b]ultracrepidarian[/b] (or better yet, ultracrepidarianism). The definition is "noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise."
HA! A word I can [b]definitely[/b] work into a conversation every day! Don't we all know someone (or several someones) who like to hold forth on topics they know nothing about?
Do you have a favorite or unusual word to share? I need more!!!