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Old 30 September 2008, 01:09 PM
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When I was in high school, I was talking to some of my friends about why I was going to a college an hour and a half away rather than to one of the much closer colleges. I said that among other things, I wanted to have a little independence.

One of my friends rolled her eyes, and said the following (note she couldn't even get the expression right). "You and your 10 cent college words."

I kind of stood there for a minute stumped and said, "what word is that?"

She snorted indignantly and said, "independence, duh."

From that point on, I made a concerted effort to use words around her like recalcitrant, anathema, idyllic, pendantic...
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