Barbara's Random Thoughts

Friday, November 18, 2005

Do I just use big words?

My boss looked at me oddly today when I used the word comeuppance. He asked if it was a Briticism. I usually assume that's the case when I use a word or a turn of phrase and get a weird look. (This is why I was paranoid about using the word "garage" for most of 4th & 5th grade...I couldn't remember which pronunciation was the British and which was the American.)

But a few weeks ago, someone commented on my use of the word "vacillating." And then I noticed myself saying something was "repugnant" during a lunchtime conversation. I don't think this is a result of living in England as a child. Maybe I just use big words.

Stop looking at me funny!
| posted by Barbara | 1:37 AM