I used to think I was a smart guy. Well, scratch that, I am a smart guy. Incredibly lazy and fat sure, but still smart.
So I'm in my final unit of my Masters having struggled six long years part time (missing a year here and there due to lack of interest or health). And I am doing the reading as you do, having learning that doing the reading is important when studying - not having actually cottoned on to that when a drunken slightly less fat undergrad in the early 90s.
And I keep coming across words I have never seen before. Now admittedly it's a new field for me, international studies or some such, but I swear to God these seem like made up words like from the Simpsons. I am pretty sure I saw the word cromulent used.
Bugger me, now that's in the dictionary - cromulent
I know new words get added to the dictionary all the time. There's usually a list out at the start of each year with a new techy related word or phrase that's entered the volumes held sacred to the heart of wordsmiths and scrabble fiends the world over. Or courtesy it seems of programs like the Simpsons.
But even so, it's got me flummoxed. Or even Keseradiited. Or Nuglantesteretic.
I am a complete furnateragonic apsulatted nerstakoid. A total and utter one.