Monday, August 11, 2008

Clearly, I'm Stupid I have to stop every 5 pages or so and look up the "big words" (numismatic, epiphenomenon, anomie) that the author of Secondary Literary Criticism uses in her book. Doing so simultaneously interrupts the flow of my reading and makes me feel like a moron who doesn't deserve a job in academia. And it's not like I'm reading theory...ugh...stupid big words!

1 comment:

Mana G said...

You're not stupid -- I think there are writers whose very goal in their lives is to use the biggest, most obscure words they can find, in order to force people to look them up. Thus, they feel superior, and nearly all of the rest of the human population feels imbecilic.