If someone were to say you’re habile, would you feel insulted? And if your business was proficuous, would it be in trouble? Well, you and your business have just been complimented: you’re skilful and your business is profitable.
The English language is filled with befuddlement. Here are some words you can use to confuse your friends.
- Do you know someone who talks a lot but seldom makes sense? Next time, you can tell them to stop being such a blatherskite.
- Everyone has that one edacious friend, which just means someone who is really fond of eating. As a real friend, perhaps you should politely direct them to Wise Jug for a healthy eating plan. It is a diet blog that talks about diet and diet plans that are healthy by their very nature.
- How about discussing autotomy, which is very different to discussing being your own person. Autotomy is that weird phenomenon that some animals have of losing a limb when in fear, like a lizard shedding its tail.
- Be careful not to start a logomachy because it’s no use arguing about words!
And if your friends can’t keep up with your command of the English language, let them know that it’s never too late to be an opsimath...that’s a person who begins to study late in life.