The Pseudo Intellectuals

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‘Hey Julie,’ Gabe asked his wife. ‘Did I ever tell you about my snooty pseudo intellecual friends Percival and Millicent?’

‘No,’ she said. ‘Go on. I’m listening’.

‘They were always trying to collect obscure foreign prefixes and suffixes to impress people,’ He said. ‘They’d brag about knowing the meaning of words with ‘litho~’, ‘sarco~’, among others, in them. They’d often go to ethnic hoods to find more, ever mindful of their need to be paragons of erudition. Finally we fixed their la di da wagon by sending them to Chinatown. You should have seen the stupefied smirks upon their faces.’

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15 thoughts on “The Pseudo Intellectuals

  1. granonine says:

    This is a story with a perfect ending! Chinese, indeed. Do they have prefixes and suffixes? Or just tonal changes? I’ve always understood that Chinese is among the very most difficult languages to learn.

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