Anyway, my next-door neighbor/best friend, Frankie, told me I was bombastic. I didn't know what it meant, so I had to look it up.
Turns out it meant that I used big words (or my speech was pompous or overblown). That knocked me down a peg.
Strangely, this is the only time I've ever used bombastic in a sentence.
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