Writers Write is a comprehensive writing resource. In this infographic, our guest blogger shares 17 pretentious words and what to use instead.
Jennifer Frost writes: ‘When you go to a job interview or a fancy party, you probably put on a nicer outfit than you’d usually wear.
There’s nothing wrong with looking nice when the occasion calls for it—especially in these days of athleisure.
But do you dress up your language too?
Unlike fancy clothes, pretentious talk is likely to alienate people, not earn their admiration.
The effect is even worse when you pair pompous phrases with casual hipster attire. Fingernails on a chalkboard, anyone?
The following infographic, “17 Pretentious Words & What to Use Instead,” tells you what NOT to say if you want to make a good impression.’
17 Pretentious Words & What to Use Instead
Source for infographic: Grammar Check
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