Saturday, May 17, 2008

Long Words Make You Look Stupid

Sue Liemer posted on this last year, but it's worth another visit.  If you have doubts on how to convince law students, other lawyers, and faculty colleagues (including, perhaps, members of a tenure committee), you can send them here to see how most people perceive the use of long words. 

Hat tip:  Professors Diane Murley and Sue Liemer of Southern Illinois University

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2008/05/long-words-make.html

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Or, put another way, the title of your post could have been "Utilization of Protracted Vocables Gives the Impression that You are Unintelligent."

Posted by: Greg May | Jun 22, 2007 10:27:03 AM

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