Word of the Day: prolix

This entry is slightly odd, but, I suspect you appreciate and enjoy challenges.

Today’s Word:


“Given that you have, in fact, in a deliberate and conscious manner, and indeed, that you have sought the assistance of this organization, its members and its services, it is astoundingly clear that you are, quite accidentally, but none-the-less quite irritatingly, and likely, unrepentantly, lexiphanic, and are wishing to avail yourself of the expertise, advice, consul and support of those acquainted with such problems, and skilled in their satisfactory resolution, please be patient while we connect your call.

Comprehending that this pronouncement is not, by its content, propitious, it may serve as something of a reference of our qualifications and evidence of the sesquipedalian nature inherently linked to the purveyors of this assistance league and those who beseech this league for a modicum of aid to attain an acceptable level of lingual fortitude. It is accurate to assert that those with prolix tendencies are inherently classified as prosaic, redundant, and fatiguing, and it is potentially lucid from this directive that such proclivities are gratuitously unnecessary, unwelcome, and most unfortunate. Much gratitude is granted to you, our patron, for your patience.”

*Recording for the Emergency Hotline for “Sesquipedalians Anonymous”.

If you made it this far, you have my congratulations and gratitude.  Anyway, lexiphanic and sesquipedalian should, by now, be a vital and integral part of your vocabularies, since they were previous Words of the Day and have been in liberal use by yours truly in several other stories. Any other of the above words that are unknown to you, my gentle, and lingually superior readers, well, I leave it to you to look them up, it will do you a world of good. Until tomorrow…

prolix / proh-LICKS / 1. so wordy as to be tiresome; verbose. 2. using more words than necessary; longwinded.