Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
It’s fun to use obscure literary and rhetorical terms that nobody knows for techniques that we use all the time.
All sesquipedalian really is is using incredibly long, multisyllabic words. Here’s a good example:
“Sadly, the Constitution has become the apotheosis of floccinaucinihilipilification — little more than a framed shoeshine rag.”
(Kevin Brennan, What The Hell)
Not only does a super long word make you look smarter than you probably are, but it also adds a dash of the funny to otherwise milquetoast sentences.
It really works, doesn’t it? Pretty cool.
Go ahead and be a sesquipedalian today!