I belong to a bunch of communities. Most of them I belong to for the sole purpose of reading posts that have been snarked elsewhere. I am an extreme lurker, and some of the communities to which I belong I do not even read at all, let alone participate.
However, I posted a reply in this thread
today. It's completely off-topic for that community, but the rules regarding comments have far more flexibility than the main posts, and I think that's as it should be. Sometimes the things from which I gain the most are completely OT. ( Collapse )
On that subject, I do have a big fat vocabulary, and I know that while some find it impressive, others find it obnoxious. It certainly gets me a reputation for being smart which I would rather have come from the MEANING of the words that escape my lips when they are all strung together than from the individual syllable count of each (oh no, people think I'm smart but for the wrong reason - ENNUI! *presses back of hand to forehead*). It also makes social camoflage rather difficult - and sometimes that wallflower thing would be... restful. Those things aren't reason enough to modify my speech, though, so I don't. I'm me. Here I be!
Incidentally, sesquipedalian was the LJ handle I wanted, but it was taken, apparently for the purpose of extreme irony
*edit* She didn't get what I was saying anyway. *sigh* Sometimes I don't know why I say anything at all in situations like that. I hate
when I fail to communicate.