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Old 08-18-2017, 01:12 PM
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The whole braggadocio schtick is wearing very thin. Tiresome.
Caz, any idea about braggadocio either?

LOL.

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Caz, any idea about braggadocio either?
Hey, quoting myself - I like it!

Just looked up 'braggadocio' (come on, admit it, you lot didn't know what it was either!). Apparently, it means to look up clever sounding words and then find contrived ways to get them into posts on the internet to look as though they are part of your natural vocabulary.

In my day, we did it in angst-filled teenage poetry, but clearly that world has rather moved on a tad.

LOL.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:21 PM
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Hey, quoting myself - I like it!

Just looked up 'braggadocio' (come on, admit it, you lot didn't know what it was either!). Apparently, it means to look up clever sounding words and then find contrived ways to get them into posts on the internet to look as though they are part of your natural vocabulary.

In my day, we did it in angst-filled teenage poetry, but clearly that world has rather moved on a tad.

LOL.
If you're suggesting that I'm one of those people who insert long words into their sentences just to make themselves sound perspicacious..... etc.

No, genuinely surprised. It's a word with which most educated, well-read adults would be familiar.

And by the way, using the word braggadocio with reference to YOU, Ike, is the least 'contrived' usage for it I can think of. It was coined for you.

You may not be all that you seem to think you are. Just a thought.
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No, genuinely surprised. It's a word with which most educated, well-read adults would be familiar.
No it's not!

Honestly, your choice of term was perfect, and I thank you humbly for the recognition, but if you honestly think 'most educated, well-read adults would be familiar' with it, you are surely kidding yourself.

Personally, I'm as thick as mince and completely uneducated, but I'm confident I'm not alone in not knowing that little gem.

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Might have had some for lunch the other week
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Might have had some for lunch the other week
It's nice with olives, tomato, and basil.
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No it's not!

Honestly, your choice of term was perfect, and I thank you humbly for the recognition, but if you honestly think 'most educated, well-read adults would be familiar' with it, you are surely kidding yourself.

Personally, I'm as thick as mince and completely uneducated, but I'm confident I'm not alone in not knowing that little gem.

Ick
Actually I think your thick as a clam. But much more witty ; )
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Actually I think your thick as a clam. But much more witty ; )
Thank you, Abby - once again I am humbled by the kindness of my fellow posters. Not one to blow my own trumpet, it's always nice to receive a compliment from time to time and your clam remark touched me deeply.

Not sure about the witty bit though - these are serious thoughts I've got squeezed between my ears, and I share them for the learning of all. OMG, I feel a LOL coming on!

Anyway, shocked by the gender confusion raging elsewhere on this thread, I trust that you at least are Abby Normal in every way possible???

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Actually I think your thick as a clam. But much more witty
I think that's called "clamming with faint praise"
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I think that's called "clamming with faint praise"
Nice!
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