Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Pointless Word of The Day

Every morning on my ride up to the 32nd floor, I get sucked into watching the elevator TV, which flashes weather, bits of news, stock prices, etc. Today, I learned a new word of the day. Bom·bi·nate. intransitive verb. to buzz or hum, as in the following sentence: "Every once in awhile, my computer bombinates loudly, as if in protest."

Why use a fancy pants big word when you could just use a simple word everyone will understand? I would never tell anyone my computer was bombinating. I would sound look like a moron. No one speaks like that. In non-pretentious conversation, computers buzz and hum. They don't bombinate.

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