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I have in front of me a huge pile of "big word bullshit"

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StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 10:51:07

Letter from a company that are coming to fix something they installed. Headed paper, seemingly professional.
...The rectification engineer will call on. hopefully rectify the work the undersigned...
...Please convey my sincerest apologies for the delay...

Do they think this crap makes them sound professional? That last one makes no sense!

seaviewplease Sat 25-Jun-16 10:53:32

Then they chuck in "we was very pleased to meet you" amongst all the long wordy bits.

StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 10:57:09

I particularly like their hope that the rectification engineer will be able to successfully perform his rectification

BathshebaDarkstone Sat 25-Jun-16 11:00:03

I love a bit of big word bullshit! Is utilise a completely pointless word?

iklboo Sat 25-Jun-16 11:01:31

One despises sesquipedalian missives grin

StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 11:01:48

I think it has its place but not in 90% of the places it is actually utilised.
Maybe I should send them a few more big words they could misuse smile

StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 11:02:55

Erm off to get a dictionary smile
We have such a plain English campaign at work, which can be frustrating sometimes when there's a big word that does the job. But when I get a letter like this I can se why we do it.

StealthPolarBear Sat 25-Jun-16 11:05:33

Dh also had an invitation from the local car dealership to a vip event. We would go, all dressed up, and they'd shoo the plebs out, lock the doors and allow us to buy a car from them! But we do have to rsvp.
there was no mention of wine otherwise I might have been more interested

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