Nicholas D. Rosen (ndrosen) wrote,
Nicholas D. Rosen

Extirpate Sesquipedalianism!

I've been going around saying, "Extirpate sesquipedalianism!" the past couple of days, and only one person seemed to fully get it and laugh. (It means "Stamp out the use of long words.") One man thanked Father McCormick for his knowledge of Latin, and decoded the second word as involving a foot and a half (that is, words that are a foot and a half long), but even he didn't fully understand.

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