I was part of a group in a town that despises education and sophisticstion. The lawyers here could compete for a stupid lawyer award. I grew up with a limited vocabulary. My parents sounded better thsn the others. JWs prob. account for it. My father was at Bethel a long time. I have no doubt that the JW experience exposed me to a wider world. I learned vocabulary words by memorizing long lists sll alone.
No one made fun of me after gradeschool. Teachers made fun of my home's sloppy usage. Yesterday I uttered the overly complex, impossible word.I had the perfect NY retort. If I retort am I not as bad or worse than the very rude person. I just talk.If I were a special ed teacher, I would dumb down.Why is it acceptable to make fun of education? My crowd would be vicious back.
My classmates did not have to memorize lists. No one laughed at their usage.I want to live with people who are not dolts. Reciprocity seems to be a simple word. I could have used the French word. I more than paid my dues. Jesus must give me extra points for keeping a NY retort to myself.