"Big words can be tough on relationships. Messy versus neat, early bird versus night owl—add to this list language junkies versus those with a tweet-ready vocabulary. The problems that big words cause are overlooked. Can people who enjoy using big and obscure words, and those who are annoyed by them, get through to each other?
Technology is largely to blame for big words’ fade out. We are being conditioned to communicate faster and in shorter bursts. There isn’t room for big words in a text or a tweet or even a quickly dashed-off email. We’re communicating across so many different channels that, by sheer necessity, our language is becoming abbreviated (‘R u with me?’).”
—”We are not all that far away from the time when we communicate solely in GIF form, but until then try to limit yourself to hand gestures and the occasional grunt for emphasis. It is not like you have anything meaningful to say anyway.”
The last time I used “forthcoming” appropriately in a large distribution email, I got a chorus of excited nerd replies about it.
I truncate for no man.
50 CENT WORDS FOREVER