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Wednesday, March 19, 2003

An Attempt to Restrict Tendentious Speech

I propose a moratorium on the tendentious use of the adjective, tendentious. Not only does it make you sound like a tendentious person who lost their tendentious thesaurus, but you tendentiously tend to be tendentiously tendentious. Enough already! We get it; you are really, really smart, and far too cool to call someone else a jerk, because you know a big f-ing word. Now get on with it.

P.S. Thankfully, when you type www.webster.com you get the dictionary, rather than the webster online fansite.
P.P.S. If you google search for "tendentious", after all of the dictionary pages, you get the O'Reilly Network, part of an abstruse technical discussion, I guess, but that must mean something, right?