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More Pretentious Terms of the Slate Podcast Literati: August 27, 2009

Latest pretentious terms from today’s Slate Political Gabfest (feel free to email me suggestions or leave them in the comments to the main page):

  • banal
  • imprimatur [and Emily mispronounces it as im-PREE-muh-tyure–at 24:00]
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  • twv August 29, 2009, 4:14 pm

    When I start podcasting, then you’ll see pretentious words galore! I love a few obscure ones: velleity, nescience, nimiety, for three. The first two have no exact synonyms; the third does, but we need an overabundance of words for overabundance.

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