New Terminology

We need to have a term in the English language to refer to the practice of combining pomposity with overly long words and trying to pass it off as being insightful.

For me as a Canadian, I must say that the phrase “Pulling a Rex Murphy” readily springs to mind.

UPDATE: A very good take-down of Rex Murphy’s idiotic piece can be found here.


About thevenerablecorvex

I have the heart of a poet, the brain of a theoretical physicist, and the wingspan of an albatross. I am also notable for my humility.
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3 Responses to New Terminology

  1. Erin Cotton says:

    May I humbly suggest “windbagging”?

  2. Lindsay says:

    We have George Will down here.

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