[ubuntu-uk] 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Jonathon Fernyhough j.fernyhough at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 17:48:00 BST 2010

On 18 August 2010 17:24, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 August 2010 16:46, Jonathon Fernyhough <j.fernyhough at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 18 August 2010 16:16, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> A small newt. I thought everyone knew that.
>> Nope. Not everyone knows obscure words. Just in the same way I don't
>> *expect* you to know what pedagogy is.
> I do, thanks. Indeed I suspect, sarcasm or irony aside, that I
> actually have a considerably better vocabulary than you do, since you
> make at least one howler in this very message.

I'll have you know I reached (and sustained) level 50 on freerice.com

So there.

My point was not whether or not you knew the word - it was that I
don't expect you to know it.

Whenever the opportunity presents itself I am in the habit of
utilising such a word or sentence that is of no greater length than
would be absolutely necessary at that point in time. If you would
rather that I utilise the fullest extent of my linguistic skills then
I shall be quite happy, nay more than happy, to oblige your wishes.
Indeed, the very beauty of our language is in and of itself, and you
are quite correct to expound that the vocabulary we utilise should
reach to the greatest extents of our knowledge, if for no reason other
than our own intellectual satisfaction, whether or not others would be
excluded from such a conversation.

> I think that perhaps you are thinking of the word "fusty" here, which
> does indeed mean old, musty and smelling of damp

Dialect. Hardly a howler.

> It's a hobby of mine.

I would hope you don't do that in real life. I'd find that to be quite


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