Monday, December 22, 2014

Bombastic, am I?

When I was a boy, I loved to use big words. Maybe I wanted to show off a bit, but I also just loved the words.

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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