Welcome to Glitterary Week

“Glitterary” is office-speak for excessive use of buzzwords, clichés, or catchy phrases in a body of work. Generally, a work is glitterary when these word and phrases are used as fluff in a generally pointless body of work. — Encyclo Online Encyclopedia

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” — Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), “The Princess Bride”

A few weeks ago, I asked Lexicide’s online community for commonly used words that don’t mean what the user think it means, but sound similar, are longer and lend an erudite air to the issuer. I got so many responses, I decided to devote this week to publishing them. So stay tuned, and prepare for so much ostentatious glitterature, it will have you uttering “inconceivable!”

Otto E. Mezzo

Reference: http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Glitterary

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