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tkzv
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02:37:31 AM Nov 1st 2014
edited by 176.193.125.26
"Scarlet emeralds" mentioned in The Eye of Argon actually exist. They are more often called "red beryls", though. This makes the example an obscure, but correct use of words (maybe accidentally, but correct). Is there any better example of incorrect use?
Katamariguy
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10:22:07 PM Nov 22nd 2013
How exactly is this distinguished from Perfectly Cromulent Word?
Hodor
10:30:09 PM Nov 22nd 2013
That trope is about a character inserting a (usually made up) word into a sentense.

This trope is about a character who habitually talks in an over-eloquent way, with actual words.

So, they don't really have anything in common.
BinaryStep
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08:26:37 PM Sep 29th 2013
Is it okay if I create a Self-Demonstrating version of this?
Telcontar
moderator
01:22:27 AM Sep 30th 2013
recore
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04:15:46 PM Jan 31st 2013
"Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness" seem to indicate an inappropriate or exaggerated or unneeded use of terminology occurring in fiction writing. The title of the scientific paper pictured really does have to use exactly those words in order to be correct, terms like 'fruit fly' and 'browning' and 'apple' are ambiguous and could mean any number of different specific species/phenomena. If "Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness" refers to *any* use of technical terminology whatsoever, then there's no problem. But if it refers strictly to an unneeded or inappropriate use of terminology when simpler terms would suffice, then the image really is inappropriate. Which is it?
highwaystonowhere
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01:33:45 PM Jan 19th 2013
I actually love this trope; I think it's nice that some books use more diverse vocabularly because you learn new words. I'm not much of a "Intellectual" but I do like learning new stuff when I read and Its boring just hearing the same adjective and verbs constantly reused.

But that's just my personal opinion.
Candi
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05:26:50 AM Nov 21st 2012
"The Postmodernist Generator lets you generate random texts using complex but utterly meaningless vocabulary."

The link in that entry kicks up 500 and 404 errors. A Google search uncovers nothing at all. The closest to the given name is a site with a function that randomly generates articles painfully/hilariously fitting this trope. (http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/)

So far, I haven't found a site that matches the description initially given in the entry. Should the broken link be removed, and the wording changed to past tense? Or leave as is?
fringeboneschuck
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07:38:36 PM Oct 3rd 2012
What happened to the Live Action TV folder? Did it get accidentally deleted or something?
Telcontar
moderator
02:15:29 AM Oct 4th 2012
It appears the person who deleted the Music folder also removed several others. Restoration in progress.
Kuuenbu
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12:09:26 PM Sep 13th 2012
Weird, I seem to remember there being a Music folder for this trope. Whatever happened to it?
Telcontar
moderator
01:14:01 PM Sep 13th 2012
Removed without an edit reason in July. Probably accidental. Restored.
Carracosta
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06:50:20 PM Aug 29th 2012
Heh heh. I used this exact phrase in class once, and a classmate freaked out in terror. I think there's a phobia for it. XD
Telcontar
moderator
01:31:07 AM Aug 30th 2012
There is: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, the fear of long words!
Ferbguy101
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09:28:59 PM Jun 25th 2012
L Near Kira(light)

dm3588
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03:37:27 PM Jul 13th 2011
Gilligan's Island:

Professor - I don't like the look of those nimbus-cumuli. Gilligan - Yeah, and those clouds are real pretty, too.
JusticeReaper
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09:07:36 AM Jun 5th 2011
Can I recommend changing this trope's name to something shorter and easier to remember? There's no way anybody can possibly remember such a long and complicated name when wanting to reference this trope while editing articles. Just saying.
qWERTYuiopdshy
02:02:16 PM Oct 14th 2011
That's funny, i just searched for this page specifically and only got the "dalian" bit wrong (swapped the L for an R, been mispronouncing it me has)

Kuuenbu
12:07:08 PM Sep 13th 2012
edited by Kuuenbu
BigWords both redirects to the page and gets reparsed to the trope name, I believe. Lemmie try typing out BigWords as a wiki word: Big Words. How'd it go?

I would imagine most potholes here would be entered as BigWords in the code itself. If the search doesn't include that, you could always enter "sesq" into it; I can't imagine many other words that begin with "sesq".

EDIT: Oh, well it looks like it didn't change the hyperlink text after all. Or maybe it just does that on the wiki page.
98.226.213.230
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07:02:52 PM Jan 5th 2011
billie in pinky and the brain talking big words while huggin brain, she smarter than him!!!!
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