There was an article in the paper this week about the SAT exam eliminating complicated words. I can’t gainsay this decision although you wont find me lachrimose about it. I am cognizant of the fact that unfettered use of words is superficial.
All of this reminds me of the Simpson’s episode where Marge gets Homer subliminal diet tapes to listen to while he sleeps. He thinks he is listening at night to diet tapes and in fact is listening to tapes to improve his vocabulary.
So he starts gaining enormous weight but is using complicated and sophisticated sentences.
I don’t think the episode is available on line but if any of my readers can get access to it, I will post it, absolute genius.