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Thursday, January 27, 2021

Do you tend to use a lot of big words in your speech? If so, you’d better watch your tongue, because it could get you fired.

At least, it can if you work in a comic book shop. And you’re a girl. And your boss is an insecure over-the-hill quasi-lesbian.

I sometimes worry about this myself — not really in professional settings, but in social ones. I get quizzical looks every once in a while over my word usage. It’s not like I’m trying to sound overly-intellectual; honestly, in the course of conversation, certain words flow better than others. I try to keep in mind who I’m speaking with, and on what level, but ultimately, I’m going to express myself the only way I know how. People who know me well get that (mostly); everyone else, deal with it.

If it ever got horribly awkward, I could always claim that English is my second language (which is true — sorta).

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 01/27/2005 07:01:55 PM
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