Monday, May 5, 2008

Some Words are More Pompous than others

Word of the Day

fustian \FUHS-chuhn\, noun:
1. A kind of coarse twilled cotton or cotton and linen stuff, including corduroy, velveteen, etc.
2. An inflated style of writing or speech; pompous or pretentious language.
3. Made of fustian.
4. Pompous; ridiculously inflated; bombastic.

Don't squander the court's patience puffing your cheeks up on stately bombast and lofty fustian. Speak plainly!-- Richard Dooling, Brain Storm

We are back from St. Louis - report to follow, in a truly fustian manner......
(don't you think it would be pronounced fus - tee- an?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back Krista. I was getting worried when there were no new posts. And yes, I would have pronounced it fus-te-an.