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    I thought Solitary Walker may have been you.

    MBTI Central just wouldn't be the same without you, Seawolf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    My attacks on Introductory threads and blogs were just artistic expression of my indignation at human vanity in general. I did not wish to vituperate this or that particular person or influence the way things are done on this board.

    I was a bit too optimistic(I attribute that to Schopenhauer) forgetting that my interpersonal communication skils were not up to date enough to have others clearly see my drift, but I still hope that after all of this some of my readers got the joke.

    Though I do promise that this is where it will stop and my apologies go to those who were disturbed by that.
    For future reference usage of words such as vituperate when other more commonly used words will do quite adequately is a sign of vanity in and of itself.

    As for myself, please continue the joke. It's the first time you've ever used english instead of engtin (english + latin) or some such to express what are quite basic concepts. Overcomplexity by choice is unattractive and is possibly what makes so many skip the longer posts you make.
    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    I like the new "human side" SW has been developing lately. Social skills for most I's are generally lacking in a large way. I think it's impressive that he came to the realization that this was something in himself that needed developed. I honestly didn't know if it would ever happen!!
    For future reference usage of words such as vituperate when other more commonly used words will do quite adequately is a sign of vanity in and of itself.

    As for myself, please continue the joke. It's the first time you've ever used english instead of engtin (english + latin) or some such to express what are quite basic concepts. Overcomplexity by choice is unattractive and is possibly what makes so many skip the longer posts you make.
    OK you have some points there. One thing at a time though. He actually has cracked a couple of jokes and apologized (though not needed IMO but appreciated nonetheless). SW!!
    "At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possibly understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine." **Joel Patrick Warneke**

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    I like it too, L4TBNU. Now that I realize that's what it is. I often have the sense that I am too deadpan for the room-- people IRL often don't realize I am joking, and it is just lame to have to say "uh, that was a joke, okay?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    For future reference usage of words such as vituperate when other more commonly used words will do quite adequately is a sign of vanity in and of itself.
    All of this vituperation is making my head suppurate.

    Well, the goal of the writing needs to be established up front: Is one trying to communicate, or is one trying to teach more extensive vocabulary?

    Large, rarely known words used habitually, without explanation or context comes across as a "Look at me!" or "See how much smarter I am than you!" tactic rather than as an honest attempt at communication. One is not tuned into the "reader's language."

    And as far as teaching goes, one must take care to enclose probable unknown diction within context clues so that the reader can understand what is being said even if the word used is foreign to them. Otherwise the reader is not being taught anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    All of this vituperation is making my head suppurate.

    Well, the goal of the writing needs to be established up front: Is one trying to communicate, or is one trying to teach more extensive vocabulary?

    Large, rarely known words used habitually, without explanation or context comes across as a "Look at me!" or "See how much smarter I am than you!" tactic rather than as an honest attempt at communication. One is not tuned into the "reader's language."

    And as far as teaching goes, one must take care to enclose probable unknown diction within context clues so that the reader can understand what is being said even if the word used is foreign to them. Otherwise the reader is not being taught anything.
    I thank you for your lucid loquacious and transpicuous elucidation of my prior post.

    Isn't it time for a colourful metaphor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    I thank you for your lucid loquacious and transpicuous elucidation of my prior post.
    ah, well, I cosset your prodigious extolment of my copious rectitudes and reinstate such benediction upon thyself. Excelsior!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    ah, well, I cosset your prodigious extolment of my copious rectitudes and reinstate such benediction upon thyself. Excelsior!
    Oh good stuff! Gotta love "engtin"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xander View Post
    For future reference usage of words such as vituperate when other more commonly used words will do quite adequately is a sign of vanity in and of itself.

    As for myself, please continue the joke. It's the first time you've ever used english instead of engtin (english + latin) or some such to express what are quite basic concepts. Overcomplexity by choice is unattractive and is possibly what makes so many skip the longer posts you make.

    I am puzzled that you as an INTP, granted that you are one really think that. Wouldnt it be more natual for an N to use big words than simple ones, because we are abstract thinkers? And what about the Ti need for accuracy in thought, maybe vituperative depicts the idea better than a simpler word? There is a fine line between the usage of big words to better convey complex ideas with accuracy and using them just to sound smart.

    So no I am not intentionally trying to make it appear complex. Truth is the most beautiful when stated simply in as few words as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    I am puzzled that you as an INTP, granted that you are one really think that. Wouldnt it be more natual for an N to use big words than simple ones, because we are abstract thinkers? And what about the Ti need for accuracy in thought, maybe vituperative depicts the idea better than a simpler word? There is a fine line between the usage of big words to better convey complex ideas with accuracy and using them just to sound smart.

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