I was given a book titled The Superior Person’s Book of Words nearly five years ago, but I haven’t opened it much, probably because 1.) I feel silly reading something like that and
2.) I secretly think I already know all the words in it. But I was stuck this morning for something to write about (other than goats and fabric and projects piling up) so I opened it and found this:
aporia. (n) Patently insincere professings, e.g. by a public speaker, of an inability to know how to begin , what to say, etc.
Who knew there was a word for what celebrities do at awards shows?
I openly think that you already know all the words, ever, in every language.
Perhaps if the book was instead titled The Person’s Guide to Superior Words. Although it should be a given that the book is for persons and not, say, goats. Unless the person in question is Dr. Doolittle. And I mean Rex Harrison, not Eddie Murphy.