\ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\ , adjective;
1.Given to or characterized by the use of long words.
2.Long and ponderous; having many syllables.
1.A long word.

Sesquipedalian ... which leads me into the pet peeve post. I will never understand why people insist on using huge, insane words when there are many simple ones that are easier to pronounce, easier to spell, and easier to read without having to consult the online dictionary just to get through one discussion board posting for class. I realize that I will be a master's-prepared student in a mere 4 months, but is it too much to ask for others to carry on a conversation that any typical 20-something year old person would want to participate in?

Do you know the type? Are you the type? What is your pet peeve ... or should I say personal vexation!? : )


  1. Great timing with this post. I'm reading "On Writing Well," by William Zinsser. It's all about simplicity in writing. I'm totally with you (and William)!

    I have lots of pet peeves. This one may be TMI, but I hate it when I pull a toilet seat cover out and it rips, and I have to start all over again.

  2. PS: Thanks for entering my giveaway and posting it here. :)

  3. LOVE IT!! My ex VP in my office always did that and she seemed to use them WRONG.. Love the comic..