How many words does an average English speaker know?
Many!This answers your question.However to make this answer useful, I should tell you certain other things.Idioms used by a person is profession specific, and therefore number of idioms varies from person to person.Being an English teacher, most of the times, I listen to certain phrases, consider these idioms.“May I go to toilet?”“May I go to drink water?”“Sorry Sir!”“Thank you Sir!”“Saala Bhench*d”Anyways, you should learn Idioms to sound like a NATIVE SPEAKER, along with Idioms you should learn phrases also.1. Idioms and Phrases are more interesting than words.2. Idioms and Phrases are more meaningful to learn.3. Idioms and Phrases are better and more suitable units of learning.4. Idioms and Phrases are basic grammar structures.5. Idioms and Phrases ensures better / faster learning.6. Idioms and Phrases teach you how to use words correctly.7. Idioms and Phrases enable easiest expression.8. Idioms and Phrases ensure fast learning of speech.9. Idioms and Phrases enhance your fluency.10. Idioms and Phrases enable you to speak like native speakers.Spend 10 years in learning grammar, and you will not speak fluently.Spend 10 days in learning Idioms and Phrases, and people will notice your fluency.The best online resource for learning Idioms and Phrases isDictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free DictionaryThanks for asking!
What do you call a person who uses big words to sound smart?
potentially on the spectrum…I’m on the spectrum, people think I’m full of shit, but my accomplishments speak for themselves. I have little to no social skill, and with that; I have to sell “what I can do” and “the things I know”, rather than my “social skills”, in order to get the job, or girlfriend. Employers seem to want social butterflies, rather than an average worker, but I have nothing to offer socially, because that’s the part of me that is fake, synthetic, simulated.According to one, big words are “pats on the back”, from myself. When you’re socially awkward, those “back pats” aren’t coming from hands that don’t belong to you.Oftentimes, my technical writing is critiqued as “too much” and/or “too advanced”, when my audience is people within my career field. It’s said that the writing turns their brains off, as if I had control of some kind of light between the readers’ ears. I really don’t like talking, and I know that DDOS works in machine as well as Human hardware, I shoot for information overload. In my writing or my speaking, I really do not care how advanced you may be. Information that you don’t want, you don’t have to keep. If you tell me the words are too big, you should probably look those words up, to tell me how wrong I am (if that is the case).Information waayyyy outside my formal training/education: I don’t pay attention in class. When I hear something said, read something written, that fascinates me, because I see a practical application somewhere else; I dig, and I don’t stop digging until I’m satisfied with a level of expertise. “Outside my realm” doesn’t exist, since I live outside the box, outside my own realm, in all aspects, not counting the physical ones.“Pretentious” implies inflation, or exaggeration of one’s skill(s). I’ve been where I’ve been, done what I’ve done, am what I am. “SS” (Submarine Service) to me, was probably my greatest achievement, considering my social setbacks. If I say “I’ve done that”, I actually have. If I say “I can do that”, I actually can. If I say “I can learn any programming language”, well… I know a lot of different languages, that all happen to be in English (just to minimize your value). I can meet a level of “Guru” in approximately 3 +/- 1 months. My work, for me, is every waking moment. I can’t turn it off. This is one of the very few times I’ll say “I can’t”.So, before you have your preconceived notions about why I speak the way I speak, or write the way I write, this is, in part, why I am.
What is the most needlessly complicated word you know?
Antidisestablishmentarianism, which describes people who are against the removal of the church of England from positions of power in the UK (in a nutshell). It could quite easily be replaced with perhaps ‘fanatic’.
Why do so many writers use words that might be difficult for some readers? Why wouldn't you want a more simple message that could target a broader audience?
The celebrated spat between William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway springs to mind. Faulkner said of Hemingway: "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."Hemingway, to put it in contemporary parlance, owns Faulkner: "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use."One of the first and most salutary lessons one learns as a writer is that achieving the kind of simplicity Hemingway advocates is fiendishly difficult. (For example, I'm failing to achieve it right now.) Writers who, as you put it, intentionally use difficult words may be bad writers or they may be young writers yet to cure themselves of – forgive me – sesquipedalianism. Consider also the possibility that they may be good writers, and that those difficult words may be ones worth grappling with. Dark is a better word than crepuscular; but sometimes crepuscular is le mot juste. Also (and this only applies to fiction), sometimes the writer needs to put difficult words in the mouths of their characters because those characters are the kinds of people who would use difficult words. Look no further than Nabokov's Humbert Humbert, the French-spouting protagonist of Lolita. Anyway, it's a reader's market these days. You can sample the first chapter of any book downloadable from Amazon. Prose too precious? Save your money. Finally, some authors don't want a "broader audience." Think of Jonathan Franzen's refusal to let Oprah plug The Corrections, lest his masterpiece be mistaken for middlebrow by middle America. The idea of "targeting" an "audience" was presumably repugnant to him. (It turned out to be a best seller anyway, which only proves that you can have your cake and eat it.)
How can I learn to talk like a well educated person?
Read read read. You might want to indulge in reading a dictionary from time to time. However, when you speak like an educated person and use big words, folks might not understand what you are trying to say. Sometimes its just best to speak in plain language so that you can get your point across.
What is the longest Starbucks order possible?
The longest valid name of a drink that can be inserted into the cash register ordering system and is reasonable without adding material for no reason what so ever is quad long shot grande in a venti cup half calf double cupped no sleeve salted caramel mocha latte with 2 pumps of vanilla substitute 2 pumps of white chocolate mocha for mocha and substitute 2 pumps of hazelnut for toffee nut half whole milk and half breve with no whipped cream extra hot extra foam extra caramel drizzle extra salt add a scoop of vanilla bean powder with light ice well stirred.... oh by the way, I have a free reward.