Saturday, March 19, 2022

It Pays to Increase your Word Power

Myself: An irredentist is a person advocating the restoration to their country of any territory formerly belonging to it.

Prodnose: Eh? Not like a dentist or even an orthodontist then?

Myself: Nope. I only learned it this morning, but I am going to start dropping it into the conversation whenever Putin comes up in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Prodnose: But nobody will know what you mean.

Myself: Precisely, that's the joy of it really.

Prodnose: An egomaniacal affectation of entirely unearned effortless superiority with no redeeming features whatsoever?

Myself: Guilty as charged.

Prodnose: Recidivist.

Myself: Eh?

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