Obscure words?

Benignant   4 votes - 80 %
Abominable   1 vote - 20 %
5 Total Votes
penny red: by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 04:18:14 PM EST
I don't know wtf is going on with that site, but I can't even scroll down the page w/o loading the next page. Fucking evil code.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Obsucre old words by Alan Crowe (4.00 / 2) #2 Tue May 01, 2012 at 01:42:34 PM EST
The love of obscure old words is only cloakatively about appearing erudite. It shields a benign form of laziness. The writer seeks to lighten the burden of his search for le mot juste by widening the scope of his search.

The benefit is indirect. The direct costs of a wider search are larger, but are compensated by the possibility of a direct hit. Once the exact word has been found, the sentence may be completed quickly. The long agony of rewriting, to cast a modern near miss in its most favourable light, is avoided.

Guess which lost word I am trying to revive :-)

WIPO: Cromulent (nt) by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue May 01, 2012 at 09:45:44 PM EST

[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman