by, 8th September 2012 at 10:59 AM (645 Views)
By complex words, I mean something like this:
I always have this assumption that in order to write a good essay for your English class and make a good speech, you have to avoid using simple words and start using complex phrases that have the same meaning (or just use Shakspearian language). Another assumption in my head is that using complex words will make you sound/look smarter and be well-appreciated by others (I remember there was a system used by Google that determines the IQ of the website based on the words they used to form a sentence, and one of the sites I've joined once had one of the lowest IQs). This is why I couldn't stand the dubbed dialogue of the Pokemon anime due to its lack of complex words, idioms, and metaphors used in other dubbed animes. But is it even worth it to use complex words in an era where everyone isn't as smart as they use to be back in the day?